Delta shower facucet in a new tile shower

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by themp, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. themp

    themp New Member

    Installed this in a new tile shower:

    And every night I dry the shower to keep it spanking new after spending all that money to replace the old one that never was dried and looked terrible.

    The question is I never caulked the faceplate on the shower faucet to the tile. I was thinking that the faceplate handles the water that gets behind it with that ring of Styrofoam. But watching this last night after turning off the shower I noticed beads of water getting behind the plate at the tile grout lines. I caulked my old one and thought it looked bad and the caulk tarnished the trim over time also.

    So, can I leave it as is or do I need to caulk it?

    Thanks, Tom
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Bothell, Washington
    We use clear polyseamseal when we caulk.
    I never trust only the seal behind the plate.
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