If you’re like most people, you’ve undoubtedly given your choice of designer tile for your flooring, backsplash, shower surround, etc. quite a bit of thought. But it’s possible that you didn’t give your grout any thought.
Although grout is frequently overlooked, it actually merits more consideration because the proper or wrong grout can significantly alter how your designer tile looks. Keep reading to get the best tips to find the right grout. Then contact Mission Tile West at 626-799-4595 or stop by our showroom to learn more.
Basic grout color scheme selections
The simplest solution is probably to have your grout match the color of the tile. If you have a field of white tile, for instance, you might prefer white grout to match the tile and help the room appear bigger and brighter. A great approach to make the painted or embossed decoration on the tiles stand out is to match the grout color to the primary color of a decorative tile.
Use contrasting grout to draw attention to the pattern in which your tiles were laid. As an illustration, white subway tile with dark gray grout is currently highly fashionable. Dark grout also does a great job of obscuring dirt. Keep in mind, too, that a contrasting grout color will make any abnormalities in your tile spacing and grout line thickness more obvious. If you choose to go this way, you should definitely have a professional install your tiles.
Tips for choosing grout in general
Some general advice is applicable when selecting your grout color, whether you are picking a coordinating or contrasting color scheme. Use a chart or grout fan deck. You can use this tool to view how various grout widths and colors appear right next to your tile. This is necessary to accurately visualize how the tile and grout will appear after installation.
Choose grout that is stain-resistant. A stain-resistant solution will assist make sure that the color stays truer over time, regardless of whether you desire a light or a dark grout.
Think about pre-mixed grout. You don’t have to worry about the kinds of color differences that might happen when grout is wrongly prepared because the pigment is already evenly dispersed throughout the product with pre-mixed grout. This is more significant the more vivid the hue.
Remember to use caulk. Caulk may be needed at the bottom border of your tile installation to account for any building movement. To ensure a precise match, it is essential to get caulk and grout from the same manufacturer.
Grout and tile can be found at Mission Tile West
In our showroom at Mission Tile West, we have a variety of designer tile installations so you can see how tile and grout blend together and find inspiration for your upcoming tile project. Visit us very soon or call us at 626-799-4595 with any questions.