Silicone Colour - Match grout or top?

Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by Iron_Mike, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Active Member


    Interested to get a second opinion on this.

    Should I silicone around my kitchen splashback to match the grout colour or should I use a silicone colour that matches the tops.

    Not sure if this is purely a personal preference, but was interested to hear what people thought.

    I have attached a video.

    Any advice appreciated.



  2. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Usually match grout.
  3. fillyboy

    fillyboy Well-Known Member

    Or worktop.
  4. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    Most worktops are of colours silicone isn't.
  5. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Whatever works, but if you've already bought colour matched silicon to do your internal corners, then no point in buying another colour of silicon to match the worktop.
    Any way, could split hairs for hours over this!
  6. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    As worktops are very rarely just one solid block of colour, it's normal to silicone using the same colour as the grout.
  7. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Get yourself a set of Fugenboy Silicon Tools, £10 eBay

    Best tenner you will spend on 3 bits of plastic

    Ditch the masking tape, no need, a little practice and some soapy suds and perfect silicon beads
  8. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    There are good, but i would say forget soapy suds as it gets under the silicone stopping the edge sticking down properly.

    Also they are not very good on textured tiles.
  9. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Apply sili to dry surfaces

    Dip tool ( :confused:) into soapy suds and shake off excess, or use a spray bottle

    Haven’t had a problem with adhesion this way but the ‘lube’ really helps when tooling and leaving a smooth surface on the sili, also excess sili just slides off the profile tool

    Oh well, we all have different methods :D
  10. fillyboy

    fillyboy Well-Known Member

    I've had a set sitting on the passenger seat of the van for over a year now but haven't been able to bring myself to use them yet. Must give 'em a try.
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  11. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Active Member

    Thanks for the tips lads.

    Will go with the grout colour.
  12. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Top Tip -
    Take em out of box (and van) before using .....

    Work so much better :p
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  13. Muzungu

    Muzungu Active Member

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  14. Richard_

    Richard_ Active Member

    Match the grout.

    Tiles should be surrounded by grout on all four sides, it looks odd if they aren't. So the seal to the worktop should maintain that visual effect by being the same colour as the grout.

    The other thing is that the tiles should look like they come down onto the worktop, but if you have the seal the same colour as the worktop it would look like the worktop is against the tiles. ... IMHO!

    Finally, decent grout suppliers sell silicon in a matching colour so it's easy choice with no effort. It will not be so easy to find a match to the worktop, especially as worktops are very rarely a flat single colour.

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