Now that you are updating your kitchen floors, you have probably spent some time determining whether you are going to use ceramic tile or natural stone. During the decision process, often times, choosing the grout color is overlooked and Levis4Floors is here to help!
Grout helps to divide and frame the tiles, and selecting the perfect grout color will affect the overlook of your flooring project. Grout also bonds tiles together and makes it a stronger surface by helping to prevent cracking and chips. If you are overwhelmed by the decision process, there is no need to fret! We have listed a few tips below that will help you make the final decision. Let’s take a look!
Helpful Tips for Picking The Best Grout Color:
- Epoxy or Cement Grout:
Epoxy grout is more challenging to install and more expensive but is more durable and stain resistant. Cement grout is the less expensive, most commonly used and widely available.
- Grout Sanded/Smooth Finish:
When you add sand to the grout, it makes the grout stronger and more resistant to cracks and chips. A smooth finish will not contain sand and is less durable.
- Sealing Grout:
Kitchens and baths are generally high traffic zones and prone to water and moisture. These rooms see more wear and tear than areas like the living room and bedrooms. We recommend sealing your tile so that it lasts longer and protects the grout from looking dirty.
- Grout Color:
Regarding the completed look of the finished project, the grout color you choose will impact the look of the entire project or draw attention to the individual tiles. We recommend getting samples of grout color and tiles. Lay them out on the floor and play with the spacing and various grout colors.
- Neutral Color Grout:
Neutral colored grout shows less dirt and does not fade over time from chemical cleaners. Think of light to medium beige, tan or greys as neutral colored grouts.
- Contrasting Color Grout:
If you have chosen a tile with an intricate design or multiple colors, consider using a contrasting grout color to draw attention to the individual tiles. If you have a white tile with a dark color grout, the eye is drawn to the individual tile.
- Color Grout Matching:
If you want a clean even look, we recommend choosing a grout color to match the tile. This will give the room a sweeping solid look while not focusing on an individual tile. Think of a large kitchen or family room for this look.
If you have any further questions or need assistance in the selection process, please do not hesitate to call or visit us. One of our expert sales staff members would love to answer all and any questions you might have. Thank you for reading and choosing Levis4Floors.