Grout application should not be taken lightly because it can affect the structural integrity and beauty of a tile installation. It can be hard to fix if you choose the wrong kind of grout or applied it improperly.
In this post, your trusted bath remodeling expert, DreamMaker Kitchen & Bath – Greater Grand Rapids gives tips on picking the right tile grout.
Type of Grout
Consider the look that you want for your space. Do you prefer a uniform surface look or a tiled look that’s defined with grout? You will then have to choose between two kinds of grout which is cementitious and synthetic. Both come in various materials, grain size, pigment and more.
Architect John Klopf suggests synthetic grout for high-water areas and cementitious grout for everything else. Further, you may use mold-resistant grout for your kitchen remodeling. It’s recommended for backsplashes since it’s easier to clean and stays appealing for a long time.
White grout on plain white tiles can turn yellow over time. Pick a gray grout that’s pale enough to blend in with the tile but has sufficient pigment to prevent discoloration. In some installations, dark gray grout can look even more appealing. Take your lifestyle into consideration when using light-colored grout, especially if you have pets.
The thinnest possible grout joint is recommended for handmade tile, dimensional stone and dust-pressed tile. Klopf said that in modernist styles, they always attempt to minimize grout joints and one-sixteenth of an inch is preferred. Handmade tiles are an exception due to the inconsistencies in their shape.
At DreamMaker Kitchen & Bath – Greater Grand Rapids, we can help make the best choices for your home. Aside from kitchen and bathroom remodeling, we also specialize in exterior remodeling. Call us at (616) 200-7495 or fill in our online form to learn more about our services. We work with homeowners in Ada, MI.