Geometric Grouting

Diary of a Tile Addict

Last year we covered the exciting collection Cava designed by LucidiPevere for Living Ceramics – a concrete-effect range focused on highlighting the wonders of coloured grout through a series of surface incisions.

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Grouted Geometry

Diary of a Tile Addict

Regular readers of Tile Addict will have noted my comments on the growing use of coloured grout as an integral part of new tile displays at Coverings and other recent international trade shows. To aid the design process, 18 specific grout colours are specified in the Cava catalogue.

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Identify Cement Tile Grout Haze and Remove It

Tile Talk

Because it is very porous, cement tile is more prone to grout haze than glazed ceramic tile. Today, I''ll explain why grout haze occurs, how you can spot it and how to remove it. Spotting Grout Haze. Grout haze on a cement tile installation. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile.

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Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

Seriously…All grouts are not created equal. More often than not, grout becomes an overlooked element within the tile installation process (why is that btw?). Grout is what seals everything together – literally. Same exact pebble tile, but with different grouts.

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How to Seal Cement Tile Grout

Granada Tile

When installing cement tiles , whether on a floor or wall, they must be sealed before and after grouting to prevent the grout staining the tile. Sealing Grout for Cement Tiles Vs. Ceramic Tiles. Once the grout release or pre-sealer is dry, grouting can take place.

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All That Glitters…includes Grout

Tile Doctor

So it is no wonder that when it comes time to choose the grout, many don’t give this much thought. Grout. Material - Tile, Natural Stone, Marble glamour grout grout sparkly grout When installing tile, everyone gets so excited with picking the perfect style. And it’s a big decision – there’s the type of stone, color and size to be considered.

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Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts

Tile Excellence

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-grouts By Chris Lawson Tile repairs are a very specialized service and it can be hard to get tile contractors interested in small, sometimes difficult, detailed repairs.

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Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

Seriously…All grouts are not created equal. More often than not, grout becomes an overlooked element within the tile installation process (why is that btw?). Grout is what seals everything together – literally. Same exact pebble tile, but with different grouts.

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Tips for Selecting Grout

The Tile Doctor

You may have already selected tile for your kitchen or bathroom remodel but now it’s time to accessorized with your grout selection. Grout is more than just a filler between your tile.

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Tips For Choosing The Best Grout Color For Your New Granada Tile Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Before you do, there’s one other thing to think about: what color grout should you choose? Installation Equation Grout grout color installing cement tileNow that you’ve received your Granada Tile cement tile, it’s time to install it.

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How To Clean Your Tile & Grout: The Simple Guide

Garden State Tile Blog

Below is our simple guide for how to clean your tile and grout, including product recommendations and DIY solutions! HOW TO CLEAN YOUR GROUT: Wipe Down with Hot Water: Loosen up any surface dirt and grime by wiping down your grout lines with hot water.

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When to Hire a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Service

Fabric and Tile Masters

Tile and grout look absolutely stunning when they first go in but over time can develop dark stains as receptors for mold spores, mildew, and grime. If you Google ‘best way to clean tile and grout’ you are hit with thousands of web pages and videos offering unique and home made solutions.

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Aqua Mix® Grout Release

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Have you ever experienced grout sticking to your tile making cleaup time consuming? Many common tile types, including porcelain and stone, can pose a challenge during the grouting process. Natural stone, textured tile, matte unpolished porcelain tiles, or tiles with a coating commonly pose a challenge when cleaning grout haze or residue. Aqua Mix® Grout Release is the solution. It’s a temporary, water-soluble, low VOC coating applied 30 minutes before grouting.

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How to Pick the Perfect Grout

Architectural Ceramics

Okay, so grout is NOT the most interesting thing to read about; however, it’s such an important part of design! And she said something interesting to me, “She (Ella) wanted to use the dark grey grout with all that but the contractor had used something of their own.

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Make Your Grout Glow!

The Tile Doctor

And just as important as having nice tile is making sure that your grout stands out beyond all others. If you’re looking to distinguish yourself from your neighbors, spice up your grout life with. Tile can be one of the most important parts of a well-designed home.

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White Tile, Black Grout

The Tile Shop

I really like a dark grey grout with white tile as well. White tile with black grout.so easy to keep clean!

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How to Pick the Perfect Grout

Architectural Ceramics

Okay, so grout is NOT the most interesting thing to read about; however, it’s such an important part of design! And she said something interesting to me, “She (Ella) wanted to use the dark grey grout with all that but the contractor had used something of their own.

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Choosing the Right Travertine Grout for Your Project, Made Easier: Starlike® Specialty Grout for Stone Projects

Tile Doctor

You’ve Chosen To Use Travertine Stone, Now What’s the Best Travertine Grout? Stone tile is a popular option for both indoor and outdoor projects, but whether you’re using marble, slate, granite or travertine, grout and stone choice is an important decision.

Cleaning Grout: Helpful Tips w/ a Personal Recommendation

Making Tile Modern

We were recently asked {again} by a customer for some helpful tips on keeping grout bright and sparkling clean. Who wants dirty grout? If the reviews don’t convince enough to purchase this for your home – specifically for grout – maybe I will. :).

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Details: Grout Color

The Perfect Bath

And, one of the details that can most easily derail a tile installation is the choice of grout color. For some reason, the grout color selection is often left to the last minute. For many years I suggested a nearly matching color grout, especially when installing white tile.

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Tips For Grouting Textured Tiles

The London Tile Co.

We’re loving the latest trend for textured tiles, but while these 3D patterned tiles look fantastic, it does make them much trickier to add grout to. We’ve put together some quick tips to help you when fixing textured tiles with grout. Wet the tiles first – wipe the tiles you are about to grout with a damp cloth, this should stop the grout sticking to them and make it easier to wipe off. DIY Tiling Tips diy advice grout textured tiles

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Our 6 Best Grouting Tips for Your Tile Project

Tile Doctor

6 Grouting Tips Guaranteed to Simplify Your Project If you’re planning a tile project, you may be in need of some good grouting tips. Grouting, while necessary to hold.

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Grout Color Does Matter

The Tile Doctor

what you select for something as simple as your grout can make or break your projects appearance. Grout is no longer for just filing the. Today you have what seems like an almost endless array of choices in Tile, Stone, Glass and even Mosaics made from Metal and Wood.

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5 Ways to Work With Colorful Grout

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

One new way people are using color is with colorful grout. Once simply a way to seal the spacing between tiles, grout is taking on a fashion sense all its own. Read on to learn how to work with the new design trend of colorful grout. Yellow grout adds a cheery pop to any space.

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What’s New with Grout

The Tile Doctor

With the many colors available, grout is something you should consider with your tile. Design Examples How-To grout grout lines When you start a room remodel, one of the most important things to consider is tile color. In fact, you may design your entire room around the tile selection. However, color goes beyond just the tile.

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Dark Grout

The Perfect Bath

I remember the first time we used dark grout as a design statement at Waterworks. It is important to note, the most effective dark grout on white is medium to charcoal gray, not black.

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Give Your Pool a Makeover with Superior Swimming Pool Grout

Tile Doctor

Update Your Swimming Pool Grout for a Better Looking Pool As pool tile begins to show its age, swimming pool grout gets dingy and damaged, often making the entire pool look old and uninviting.

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New Grout Color Palette

CUSTOM Insights Blog

In March 2015, CUSTOM updated its palette of grout colors for Fusion Pro, CEG, Prism and Polyblend. All grouts are now available in the industry’s best palette of 40 options. Please see the grout color selector on the website for representations of the palette.

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Oh the Ways to Work with Glamour Grout!

The Tile Doctor

But your grout shouldn’t be an afterthought. Design Examples Environment - Indoor, Outdoor, Bathroom Material - Tile, Natural Stone, Marble Surfaces - Wall, Floor, Countertop fashion grout glamour groutWhen it comes to redecorating, you put serious thought into color, right?

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Aqua Mix® Grout Release

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Have you ever experienced grout sticking to your tile making cleaup time consuming? Many common tile types, including porcelain and stone, can pose a challenge during the grouting process. Natural stone, textured tile, matte unpolished porcelain tiles, or tiles with a coating commonly pose a challenge when cleaning grout haze or residue. Aqua Mix® Grout Release is the solution. It’s a temporary, water-soluble, low VOC coating applied 30 minutes before grouting.

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How to Properly Clean Concrete Tiles

Granada Tile

Minimum Grouting Distance. That means leaving space for grout. This isn’t a good idea, as grout helps to secure them and keep the tiles properly in place, as well as helping to create a unified look. Grouting with light colored grout.

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Grout Perfection, Practical Tips For Selecting Grout | Confessions Of.

How to Floor Tile

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How to Match Grout Color to Fit Your Project

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Choosing grout color is one of the most meaningful aesthetic choices you or a building/home owner will have to make when installing tile or stone. The right grout color can help transform an entire space by either accenting or blending with the tile.

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Tiling and grouting same day

Tile Excellence

It was installed and grouted within this 4 hour time frame. Now there are some installers and manufacturers of tile and tile products who will tell you that you have to wait 24 hours before grouting tile. And I know from my years as a stone mason and tile installer that concrete is concrete no matter grout or thinset it is still concrete. In this instance it was a backsplash so walking on the tile to grout it was not a issue.

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Grout Haze Removal

Fabric and Tile Masters

Grout haze removal after a newly installed tile floor is necessary now more than ever. These days tiles are made to look like grouted wood floors. The customer typically wants a dark colored grout. This grout haze has to be cleaned off carefully.

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All About Grout: Color + Pattern

Heath Ceramics

We take grout seriously, almost as seriously as we take our tile: it’s the glue, literally and figuratively, that binds an installation, and allows you to play with texture, pattern, and color. Grout choice affects not just the look but the feel of the installation.

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Aqua Mix® Grout Release

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Have you ever experienced grout sticking to your tile making cleaup time consuming? Many common tile types, including porcelain and stone, can pose a challenge during the grouting process. Natural stone, textured tile, matte unpolished porcelain tiles, or tiles with a coating commonly pose a challenge when cleaning grout haze or residue. Aqua Mix® Grout Release is the solution. It’s a temporary, water-soluble, low VOC coating applied 30 minutes before grouting.

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How Much Tile Do You Need? Use Our Easy Tile and Grout Calculator

Tile Doctor

Wondering how much tile and grout you need for your project? Eliminate the guesswork with our easy tile and grout calculator! Anyone who has ever tackled a big tile project has inevitably come to a turning point at which a tile and grout calculator would have been a big.

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Sanded vs. Non-Sanded Grout: What’s the Difference?

The Tile Doctor

Have you just embarked on tile installation and now realized there is a myriad of choices beyond that in the form of grout? Not sure what the difference between Sanded and Non-Sanded grout is? In simple terms, Sanded grout with stronger. How-To grout non-sanded grout sanded grout The strength of the sand makes it a better option.

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Just about done and ready to grout

Tile Excellence

'as you can see the tires are most installed I lack about 6 cut around the top then then I will go out now you will hear from around a tile a lot of installers and manufactures who will tell you you have to wait 24 hours before you can grout I will touch on this tonight when I get home I will explain the grouting situation,depending on the type of thin set concrete that that you use so here''s a couple of pictures of the progress of this product this project Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device Please comment on this "ask chris"post or comment. Thank you!'

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5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Company

Fabric and Tile Masters

After a period of normal wear and tear, especially in high traffic areas, it is not unusual to start to see dullness in your tiles or darkening of grout in your home. Tile and grout need care to maintain their look, more than many homeowners realize. Tile & Grout Cleaning

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Extreme Conditions Grouting

CUSTOM Insights Blog

For the best results, grout should be installed when the temperature is between 50°F and 100°F with controlled humidity and wind, after the bonding mortar has properly cured. Is every tile project installed in ideal weather conditions? Probably not.

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Tips For Choosing Your Grout

The London Tile Co.

Tips On Choosing Your Grout Colour. we have a huge array of tile grout colours to help you achieve your ideal look. Create a classic effect with off-white grout, or a crisp look with pure white. Matching the grout to your tiles creates a streamlined appearance, and contrasting dark coloured grout with lighter tiles provides a modern twist. Pick up a grout colour swatch and compare against the tile you intend to use. At The London Tile Co.

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