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    Default Epoxy to seal between wall and floor tile edge

    Hi

    I am looking for a recommendation for an epoxy to use on ceramic tiles in the bathroom. I have used silicon where the wall and the floor tiles meet in the shower - but need to redo this every few months. I have had a bathroom sealed by Megaseal previously and they used an epoxy.

    What could I use to seal the edge. If not sealed - I find water gets between this joint and leaks.

    Thanks in advance

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    Your local tile shop will have a product in a caulking gun tube that will most likely match the colour of the existing grout that is designed to flex sufficiently to do the job. However I would have thought that silicone would have done the job which makes me curious to why the joint is failing.

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    hi, i'd go with a polyurethane sealant like sika flex - it has much more flex in it than silicone - from specialist suppliers like CDA will be about $10- a tube and comes in different colours as well (Bostik also have a range)

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    Default Thanks for the recommendation

    Thanks. Silicon works well. Just I dont like to redo the silicon every few months as the silicon seal eventually needs redoing.
    Thanks again

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    Are you saying Yugse that the silicone needs re-doing every few months, because it discolours with mould/mildew?

    Try cleaning out the gap with bleach, drying, then caulking. I have had my acrylic grout in place for years and give it a light spray with bleach, as I do with all corners, every couple of months leaving it overnight to kill off any possible mould growth.

    The fumes aren't too pleasant but it works!
    Jack

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