Acrylic latex with silicone vs 100% silicone caulk

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  1. Oct 5, 2019 #1

    michaelsgoldman

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    Hi - we installed pergo outlast plus in our living room/kitchen (open floor plan). On just the kitchen side we filled the expansion gap with foam backer rod and added caulk to the 1/4 round where it contacts the floor as recommended by the install instructions.

    However we accidentally used “Alex Acrylic Latex Plus Silicone” caulk instead of 100% silicone as recommended (an accident). So my question is, will the latex caulk with silicone additives be flexible enough to allow for expansion and contraction?
     
  2. Oct 6, 2019 #2

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    That's a good question. I'm thinking you may be alright by the grace of not sealing the other sides of the floor, so we may never know the answer from your situation.
     
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    Silicone treatment does reduce hardness, but this depends on the extent of contraction and expansion.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2019 #4

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    As mentioned, silicone likely more elastic. On the other hand, the acrylic has the advantage that it can be readily repaired or replaced --- nothing sticks to cured silicone, not even more silicone.
    I would not worry about it.
     

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