When people plan to construct their dream home, in most case people get confused between the flooring options. Eventually spending lots of time considering which tile and tile sequencing would be ideal for their house. But what about the grout? Grout is not just a glue which holds your tiles in a place; it can determine the durability of your finished tiled areas as well. Do you know how to select ideal grout for tiling? If you don’t know, relax LCS experts are here to help you out.
Make an important contribution to the overall beauty of your tile design. Be careful while selecting the grout. An appropriate grout for your tiled floor or wall both will help you to deliver the desired appearance and improves resistance to damage and staining.
So, how should you select a grout which is perfect for your tiling project? As with tile, there are a lot of options when it comes to grout – so, what are the type? (e.g. cement based or epoxy); which color and whether to seal the grout once installation is complete. The grout and tile experts at LCS Janitorial Services answers these commonly asked questions about how to choose the right grout.
What types of grout are available, and which one is appropriate for my tiles?
Grout comes in two basic types cement and epoxy both of which can be either sanded or unsanded. Cement-based grout is used frequently – it’s economical and easily available in all areas, and easy to apply. Epoxy grout, made of resin combined with a hardener, is more expensive and can be difficult to install. But it durable and resilient and might the ideal choice for high traffic areas. Which are often exposed to high traffic areas with chemicals and tough stains.
It doesn’t matter whether you use sanded or unsanded grout, actually it depends on the width of your grout joints – the space between the tile. Sanded grout is frequently used when installing floor tile and it is a little bit tougher and prevents hairline cracks caused by grout shrinkage. If your grout joints are wider than ⅛ in, consider using sanded grout, no matter what surface you’re tiling. Whereas sand grout can be a bit tricky to apply, its use can help you avoid costly grout repair and grout replacement in the future.
What color of grout should I use?
Well, that’s the matter of personal taste and the look you want. There are no hard and fast rules.
Grout color can blend or contrast with your tiles, or simply be naturally a shade of white, beige, or grey. If you’re unsure, neutral grout is often the safest, most versatile way to go. A neutral color, while perhaps lacking dramatic visual impact, can work with most tiles and room decor.
Should I seal my cement-based grout?
Sealing cement-based grout is optional, it is usually a good idea, especially with light color grouts installed in areas exposed to a lot of moisture, or prone to spills and stains. Sealing grout makes a porous grout surface a lot more resilient and easier to clean.
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