When tiling a kitchen or bathroom, grout often becomes an afterthought. It’s important to note, though, that choosing the right grout is just as important as picking out the perfect tile. The grout you choose affects the overall look of your design, but it also plays a huge role in extending the life of your tile.
No matter what type of tiling or regrouting project you’re working on, we’re here to help you choose the right grout.
How to Choose the Right Grout
There are several types of grout from which to choose, and the type you choose will play a huge part in extending your tile’s lifespan. Different types of grout are best suited to certain applications. Here are your options:
- Epoxy grout is the most durable option. It’s resistant to water damage and stains, and it holds up well to harsh cleaners. Epoxy grout is an excellent choice anywhere moisture and food are present, such as bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes. It is more expensive than some of the other options, but it doesn’t require a sealer.
- Sanded grout is a cement-based product in which sand is added to the mixture. Sand creates a bond in the grout. This makes it resistant to shrinking and cracking. Sand also helps with slip resistance in damp areas. It’s most suitable for projects with grout lines wider than 1/8”.
- Non-Sanded. Non-sanded grout is another cement-based grout. Unlike sanded grout, it’s more appropriate for narrower grout lines. If used in larger grout joints, the grout may crack due to shrinkage. Non-sanded grout works well on vertical walls.
Using the right type of grout ensures that your project will look great and withstand the test of time. At The Grout Medic, we can help you choose the right grout for any tiling project in your home. To learn more, contact us today to request an appointment!