Tile grout is an essential part when it comes to installing tiles in your home. This is because it seals out dirt and water from seeping between your tiles, compensates for the small size differences between the tiles and reinforces its structural integrity post installation.
In this post, custom home builder Sadler Building Corporation discusses the different ways you can choose the right tile grout for your home.
There are two types of grout: cementitious and synthetic. Both vary in terms of material, grain size and pigment. Some grouts are even a blend of the two, making choosing your grout type harder. When it comes to high-water areas, like the bathroom, most architects suggest using synthetic grout while cementitious grout should be used for the rest of the home. This is because the former is mold-resistant, allowing you to minimize cleaning.
Most people tend to brush off choosing the grout color at the last minute. This is actually something that shouldn’t be done as the grout should match the tile’s color as much as possible. Choosing the wrong grout color can decrease your tile’s aesthetic appeal, after all. To make an informed decision, turn to semi custom home builder Sadler Building Corporation for advice.
When it comes to choosing your tile grout, it’s often recommended to choose the thinnest grout possible. This is to minimize the grout joints, especially for handmade tiles and dust-pressed tiles.
Once you have your heart set on a tile grout, it’s possible to test it first. Simply install a small tile and grout sample on a board and test it there by wetting some grout powder and wiping it on a sample tile. That way you can decide if the tile grout is right for your space.
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