Why Should You Use Silicone Based Caulk?

For a long time, people have enjoyed installing various decorations to beautify their homes during renovations. For example, background walls and decorative wood cabinets are usually installed in the lobby. Wallpapers or wall coverings are usually used to decorate the walls of rooms, making the living environment no longer monotonous and adding a lot of fun to life.

So, for cabinets, bathroom sinks, toilet bases and other areas in the home, do people still use glass glue for edging? Nowadays, many homeowners have started using silicone based caulk for edging, which is beautiful and fashionable.

Why use silicone based caulk?

Due to different materials, there will inevitably be uneven gaps when installing these decorations. The traditional method is to use glass glue for filling, but ordinary glass glue does not bond firmly. After using it for a while, it tends to turn black and is easily eroded by bacteria, affecting the health of family members. Therefore, there are now specialized edging products for areas such as doors and windows, wood cabinets, wall coverings, background walls, baseboards, etc.- silicone based caulk.

Where can silicone based caulk be used?

Kitchen and bathroom countertops

For places like kitchen and bathroom countertops, ceramic tile grout is not as flexible as silicone based caulk, and the actual effect is not ideal. Using low-quality glass glue can also cause blackening, yellowing, and mold growth, which is very unsightly. In such places, using silicone based caulk is the best choice. Silicone sealant has strong adhesion, is waterproof, mold-resistant, shock-resistant, stain-resistant, and does not turn black. Using silicone based caulk can maintain cleanliness and prevent mold growth.

Ceiling edging

There are always some gaps between the edge strip of the ceiling and the wall, which need to be glued to reinforce and fill. It can also enhance the overall aesthetics and seal the gaps between the skirting boards and corner lines, preventing steam from entering the ceiling and corroding the keel.

Seams between window/door frames and walls

Due to the vibrations and displacement caused by the opening and closing of windows or doors, silicone based caulk has excellent flexibility, strong bonding, and does not peel even with pulling and stretching. Therefore, in the construction process, some responsible craftsmen will recommend the use of silicone based caulk to homeowners.

For silicone based caulk, appearance is one aspect, but practicality is the main focus. When there is water seepage between the window frame, the wall, and the window sill, silicone based caulk can effectively seal and prevent leakage. Traditional glass glue tends to turn black and moldy over time, while using silicone based caulk not only provides waterproofing but also long-lasting mold prevention. The variety of colors can enhance the decorative effect!

Kickboard Line

The size of the gaps in kickboard lines varies due to different construction techniques and materials used. The traditional method involves using edge sealing strips, but the drawback is that the size of these strips is fixed. This is where silicone sealant comes into play. Not only can it solve the problem of finishing the edges of kickboard lines, but the cured silicone presents a smooth satin-like finish, making it easy to clean and effectively extending its lifespan.

When it comes to silicone based caulk, appearance is one aspect, but practicality is the main consideration. When water leakage occurs at the gaps between window frames and walls, or at window sills, silicone based caulk can effectively seal and prevent leakage. Traditional glass glue tends to develop mold and turn black over time, while using silicone based caulk not only provides waterproofing but also long-term mold prevention. The wide range of colors available enhances the decorative effect!


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