Grout Makes A World Of Difference When Laying Floor Tiles

Grout can make a world of difference to your finished tile floorWhilst most people focus on tile types when considering a new floor, the grout used is also very important. Grout plays an important function in that it helps to create a seal between your tiles. This helps to keep moisture – both from the surface down and from below your tiles up – although I hope you seal your base before laying your new tiles.

Grout plays a more important role in your overall floor finish. The thickness of the your grout lines can make a huge difference in the overall effect. Small tiles with thick grout lines will look very different to those same tiles with very thin grout lines. The effect is the same with large tiles. This effect needs to be taken into consideration when selecting your tile size, and the thickness of your grout lines. Larger tiles also mean fewer grout lines, and if the bare minimum grout line is used, can provide an unbroken look to a floors finish.

You can also obtain grout in a range of colors. You will need to color coordinate your grout with both your tiles and your overall color scheme. Select the wrong colors and those grout lines will really stand out – they will become the focus rather than your floor tiles.

When planning a new floor using floor tiles, talk to a tile expert at Éco Dépôt. They can help you decide on the best grout finish to apply. Your tiles may look great, however, with the wrong grout choice, your new tiled floor may not meet your expectations. Visit our online showroom – you’ll find images of tiles with different grout thicknesses. This will give you an idea of what to expect in your finished floor (or wall).