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helaire
Caulking shower door assembly - esthetics/design question
helaire

Hello, I am replacing my yellowish metal (site blocks out actual color) colored sliding shower door assembly with brushed nickel. I have installed a large rain shower head and river rock on the floor of the shower pan. The tile in the shower is just plain shiny white tile. Should I use white silicone caulk where the brushed nickel meets the tile, or clear, or try to find a color close to the brushed nickel. What do you think?

Small thing, but I just don't know if it will look more nicely finished with one of these three choices over the others.
Thank you!

dj1
Re: Caulking shower door assembly - esthetics/design question
dj1

One thing we stay out of here in this forum, or at least try to...is making color recommendations. Why? because it's your house, not ours. So we leave colors to the designers.

But since you asked, clear will look like there is no caulking. Professionally done white will look attractive. There is another white available, which turns clear after application.

Your choice.

HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

www.ColorRiteInc.com sells 100% silicone 140+ grout matching colors

I can't design my way out of a dark room.

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

I'd go with clear silicone.

Keep in mind that less is more, particularly with silicone, which is difficult at best to work with. Apply the smallest bead you can, less than 1/8" in diameter, have lots of paper towels handy to wipe your fingers and application tip. When you lay off the bead for the first time, use 2" to 3" strokes, wiping finger each time. Once you've got it laid down and pressed into place, go back and give it one final full length swipe to give yourself a nice, even finish.

helaire
Re: Caulking shower door assembly - esthetics/design question
helaire
A. Spruce wrote:

I'd go with clear silicone.

Keep in mind that less is more, particularly with silicone, which is difficult at best to work with. Apply the smallest bead you can, less than 1/8" in diameter, have lots of paper towels handy to wipe your fingers and application tip. When you lay off the bead for the first time, use 2" to 3" strokes, wiping finger each time. Once you've got it laid down and pressed into place, go back and give it one final full length swipe to give yourself a nice, even finish.

Thanks so much! I will do that. 😌

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