Most people do not give grout a second thought when designing their tile installation. That is the way it goes for most functional elements of design. But in reality, grout influences the aesthetic of a tile project more than you may realize. Here are the ways.
There are two types of grout you can go with; sanded and nonsanded. Sanded grout is cheaper and is the default for the majority of tiling projects. Nonsanded grout, is often used on vertical installments and is great for high moisture areas.
Grout's main purpose is to function as a filler and protectant. It blocks moisture and debris from building up and damaging the surfaces behind tile and it also acts to keep tiles set in place. Homes and buildings naturally settle over time. Without grout, this shifting could cause your tiles to crack and break.
But grout is more than just functional. Grout completes the look of your tiling project. When desired, the right grout color choice will fade into the background and let the tile themselves shine. But the wrong color choice can have just the opposite effect, whether good or bad. A deep black can make your tiles pop, or a glittery gold can make your installation even more glamorous. On the other hand, if you do not give any thought to the color of your grout, it can end up detracting from your carefully chosen tiles. Do not let that be the case. Make sure that you consider your grout type and color before beginning your project.
At Grout Restoration Works, we understand the importance of grout. That is why we focus many of our services on grout itself. Cleaning, staining, repairing, and replacing, we do it all. Let us help you keep your grout in good condition so that it continues to look and function as grout is meant to.
By Grout Restoration Works 2-4-2022