TOP TIPS | Choosing Grout

TOP TIPS | Choosing Grout

Selecting a grout is often a very overlooked detail when it comes to tile projects, yet it is a very important choice that can change the overall look and feel of any space. Here are some things to consider when choosing grout.

The Area

The type of grout used will depend on the area being tiled - grout used in a wet room has to function very differently to grout for a kitchen floor for example. Knowing where your grout is needed will allow our team to advise you on the most effective and durable option for your project. 

The area will also impact the colour of grout selected (more on design below)Light coloured grout can be impractical for high traffic areas such as entryways and utilities. We recommend thinking about the functionality of your home and your lifestyle to ensure you choose a product that will work for you. 

The Tiles

The size, style, and finish of your tiles should be considered when choosing grout to ensure your aesthetic vision comes to life (more on design below) and most importantly - that you have enough to complete your project! Our experienced team will advise you on the best solution and quantity requirements. 

Grout Design Choices

The finish of your space is highly impacted by the grout colour used. There are 2 design options when it comes to choosing your grout colour - blending and contrasting.

Blending Grout

Blending grout is achieved by selecting a colour that closely matches your tile colour. This style results in less pronounced grout lines that accentuate the tiles themselves, and is commonly used with floor tiles, large format tiles, and large tiled areas. Blended grout is a great option for creating a seamless effect in modern and contemporary homes.

Contrasting Grout

Contrasting grout is achieved by choosing a grout colour that stands out against your tiles. This style draws attention to tile pattern and layout, and is a great choice for those creating geometric or decorative patterns. Contrasting grout is commonly used for subway and metro tiles along with chevron and herringbone patterns to accentuate the detailed layout.

We have a wide variety of grout options available and lots of inspiration on display in our showroom. If you have any questions about the perfect grout for your tiles, style, and lifestyle, please speak to our showroom advisors for the best guidance and advice.

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