Here at Grout Restoration Works, we have vast experience working with all types of grout. Our team understands the different components between grouts and which grout is fit for what job. Today, we would like to discuss the two major types of grout and how they differ from each other.
A non-sanded grout is best for vertical surfaces as well as grout seams less than ½ of an inch. The good thing about non-sanded grout is that it is much easier to work with when dealing with vertical areas. This is because it is more compatible with these surfaces compared to sanded grout that often falls away when applied on vertical surfaces.
Consider non-sanded grout being used on projects such as backsplashes and shower walls. Besides, non-sanded grout can also work perfectly with highly honed natural stone tiles like marble. This is because of the smooth nature of non-sanded grout. It means that it won’t scratch your precious stones.
When it comes to grout joints that are larger than ½ of an inch, sanded grout is the most ideal option. If a grout joint is bigger, then it means it will be more susceptible to shrinking and developing cracks. This can cause it to fall out at any time.
It is important to note that sanded grout is designed in a way that makes it hard to shrink. As such, sanded grout will automatically become your number one tiling option. Additionally, sanded grout is much cheaper, and it comes in a wide range of colors. This means you can choose a color that best suits your needs.
In the long run, it is possible to use non-sanded grout anywhere as long as the grout joint is thin. Despite the fact that sanded grout is not good for smaller grout lines and stone tiles, it is the most durable and affordable option.
Many people get confused when it comes to deciding which type of grout to use for their project. We hope that this discussion will help you make the right choice. But in case you have more specific questions regarding which grout is right for your project, we are always here to help.
It doesn’t matter whether your project is about installing new grout, removing old grout, staining grout or resealing, we are the team to get the job done. Give us a call today to discuss your project and get a free quote!
By Grout Restoration Works 3-4-2022