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Sam
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If you have a tiled floor (real tiles not the pretend vinyl ones) and there is a gap between the tiles and the skirting boards, is it OK to seal said gaps with some kind of silicone sealant?

This is in the ground floor of a house BTW, not a bathroom.

[Edited on 09-10-2012 by Sam]
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Does the skirting sit on top of the tiles or are the tiles fitted up to the skirting?
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I think it sits on top of the tiles but there is a gap about 5mm or so from what I remember (I'm going to be at the house in question tomorrow so can double-check then).
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If the skirting is on top silicone would work, just be aware you can't paint over silicone.
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Yeah that's no problem, the skirting boards are white anyway so I could just use some white sealant.
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Joint filler, caulk so can paint over it then.


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Will look awful! Can you not remove and refit skirting lower down?
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quote:
Originally posted by Gary
Will look awful! Can you not remove and refit skirting lower down?


Be best and neatest way but could damage walls getting it off.


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Well its either that or leav the gap.

Could always use some quadrant?
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Must be some gap to be fussed about it? Never seen people fill them in, if you're worried about drafts or anything, stick a draft stip behind the panel.
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Very small and neat bead of dec caulk is the only way to hide the small gap/joint.
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Would rather use silicone than caulk. They will both look a cunt after a while.
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Depending on the colour of the floor tiles you can use a coloured mastic and lay a neat bead down.
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At the site I'm working (4 million houses) the gap is sealed with silicon.

50p a metre for a man to come and do that, wtf
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Most new houses have some sort of sealant round the bottom of all the skirtings, even when it is going to be covered by carpets, helps with the air test.

 
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