Mar 18, 2021
Grout is often an afterthought and not even considered when making bathroom selections. Often it’s left to the tiler to decide on type and colour, which is not ideal. I’ve seen some less than desirable outcomes when the grout colour is not carefully chosen with the tile.
The overall look can be compromised by the wrong colour tone of grout and can ruin the whole aesthetic in your bathoom.
Grout is used as a filler for the joints between tiles. It is basically a calcium carbonate that has various qualities.
Different Grout Types
Super fine grout
Super quality grouts- A good compromise if you don’t want to use epoxy
You can have an epoxy grout and super fine grout in bathroom showers. Most tilers can install epoxys but you need to be mindful of what you are installing the epoxy grout with. You can’t use epoxy with all products.
Whether you are using a super fine grout or sanded grout, be careful of using coloured grouts with materials that have moisture absorption. This is because when they put colour in grouts, they use oxide which can bleed into the room materials you are putting them with.
How to Maintain Your Grouts
Don’t use chemicals on grout, use water. Most of the buildup on floors and our grouts comes from the chemicals that we use. Chemicals compromise the grout’s ability to stand the test of time. Bleach doesn’t remove mold, it just whitens it, and damages the grout.
The best option is to use a steam mop. It will help you sanitise and clean your grout and tiles.
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