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Is it necessary to caulk between wall tile & tub and tub & floor?

9 years ago

I interviewed two contractors for bathroom remodeling.

One said it's necessary to caulk at lines between wall tiles and tub, between tub and floor tiles, and two corner vertical lines between wall tiles. Otherwise, the grout might crack and water might seep through it.

Second contractor said no need for that, and grout is enough.

I prefer not to have caulking there because mildew is easy to grow on it, even if I choose the mildew and mold resistant caulking. There is a little mildew on the caulking at the base of the window in front of my kitchen sink.

I don't know which way I should choose. Any input is greatly appreciated.

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