Lesson/Tip: How To Choose The Right Grout Colour

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The tile grout colour you choose to use on your wall or floor plays an important part in the overall room design. You can choose between colours which are complementing or contrasting with your tiles. Alternatively, if you really want to create a unique space, you can go with a bold option and use non-standard grout colours.

Tile grouts come in a variety of colours from light to dark. Standard grout colours include; pure white, white, grey, black or beige, in a variety of different shades.

Contrasting Grout Colour

This grout is either darker or lighter than the corresponding tile.  This will in effect frame each tile.  The grout lines will become a feature of the overall tile design.  Using small tiles with a darker grout can sometimes appear busy if used over a large area.

Complementary Grout Colour

This grout will be similar in colour to the tile.  This will cause the tiles and grout lines to blend together.  Effectively, blurring grout lines so that you see a consistency with the same colour throughout the room. This can be useful over small areas to keep the space less busy.

Colourful Grout

We commonly see tiles with white, gray, or black grout, but choosing colourful grout is a great way to make your tiles stand out. Tiles with coloured grout draws attention to the tile layout pattern, and creates a unique looking space, as opposed to a more seamless design.

Pro Tip:

Avoid using pure white grout. Over time, using a pure white grout will start to show discolouration and mould quicker than darker shades of grout, especially in areas with high moisture and water. We recommend using an off white or grey grout as an alternative to avoid this from happening and for easier maintenance. We also recommend using a tile grout protector if you are using a light grout colour. It takes a bit more work afterwards protecting the grout, but the results are worth it. It is recommended to re-apply a grout protector every 2 years to prevent discolouration.

Should you need further help or assistance, pop into a Tiletoria showroom near you.

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