How much do you know about grout? Chances are…probably not a lot, right? That’s fine! You’ve come to the right place. We know grout! We know how to clean it and protect it! We wanted to share some facts and information about grout with you, so you know what kind of grout to use and how to care for it.
If you’re tiling a room or area, you don’t just think about tile, you need to think about the grout. There’s different kinds of grout to consider.
- Epoxy grout is the most durable and the most resistant to stain and water damage. If your grout will be near a lot of water and/or food, epoxy grout is a great choice. Epoxy grout can be tricky to apply, so it’s best to hire a professional. Epoxy grout is the most expensive grout, but it also doesn’t need a sealer.
- Sanded and non-sanded grouts are the most used and popular grouts.
- Sanded grout is a cement-based grout with sand added, which makes it more resistant to cracking and shrinking. Sanded grout sets slower than epoxy.
- Non-sanded grout is cement based and used for smaller grout joints and good to use on vertical walls.
- You should always seal your grout, unless you have epoxy grout. Sealing grout protects it from absorbing many different things like dirt, mold, and mildew.
- With grout sealers, you can change the color of your grout, if you so choose.
- Keep in mind that dark grout can hide stains but fade easier and lighter grout colors show stains and are harder to keep clean.
- You can either march the grout to the tile (if you want the tile to stand out), contrast the grout and tile (for a bold look), or choose a neutral grout color for a safer, subtle look.
Ready to restore, clean, or seal your grout? Great! Time to use quality grout products by Grout Shield. To purchase or for more information, click our grout cleaner or grout sealer page or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.