When you choose tile floors for your home, the options are seemingly endless in tile shape, color, design and more. Not only do you have several tile options available to you, but there are also several different grout options as well. The grout you choose can have a great impact on the overall appearance of your tile floor. Steam Masters is here to talk about some considerations you must make when choosing the right grout for your tile flooring.
Consider Grout Color
There are several directions you can take the grout color for your tile floor. You can match the grout with the tile which will make the grout line virtually disappear. Another option is to choose a contrasting color like white tile and black grout to make the grout lines pop and draw the eye. Many people like to flip this and choose black tiles with white grout for a more modern edge. If you are looking for something in between these two choices, you can choose a neutral grout color that will complement the tile you have chosen.
Are Smaller Grout Lines Better?
The size of the grout joints will have a similar impact on the appearance of your tile as well. There is no particular size that works best on a tile floor, but every tile manufacturer will usually recommend a grout joint size the works best with their tile. While the grout size has a lot to do with aesthetics, you should also remember that it is important that the grout size should follow manufacturer’s recommendations as well to ensure longevity of the tile floor itself. Thinner joint sizes will be less noticeable while thicker joints in a contrasting color will likely stand out much more.
Consider Location of Tile Floors
The location of the tile you are installing can help decide the grout you want to put in place. If you are tiling a large space, choosing a contrasting grout and tile color can be overwhelming. Likewise, if you choose a grout color that is the same as the tile, it can make smaller space appear larger. It is important to remember that this is an area that can have a great impact on the overall feel of the space. Choosing the right grout for your tile flooring will dramatically change the design based on your decision. You can make the tile floor as complex or as simple as you would like.
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It doesn’t matter what type of grout you have chosen for your tile flooring; it is important that you maintain it properly. At Steam Masters, we know how important it is to have your tile and grout professionally cleaned and sealed. When you rely on our team of professionals to clean and seal your grout, you don’t have to worry about staining and damage to your grout. Call us today!