Grouts

The Tile Doctor

Grout is the material visible between tiles. Grout can be water-resistant. It is used to fill the space between the tiles and to support them. However, water or other liquids, will most likely penetrate the joint. General

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Epoxy Grout vs. Cement Grout

The Tile Doctor

Grout is a thick paste that has many applications. Tile grout is typically cement-based. The application most people are familiar with is for filling cracks between tiles to help keep them in place. General

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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. The new Cava Mosaic project takes the base idea of Cava – that grout is the key element when it comes to the tiles’ decor – and implements it in a new series of formats.

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Is Epoxy Grout Toxic?

The Tile Doctor

Most epoxy and cement grouts are considered hazardous, corrosive and dangerous. The Tile Doctorand#39;s epoxy grout is the safest non toxic grout option. General

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All About Grout

Garden State Tile Blog

However, when it comes to the part that pulls the entire design together, we save the best for last – and that’s grout. Grout is generally defined as a mixture of water, cement, and other binding agents that is applied between the joints of your tiles after installation. TYPES OF GROUT.

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Glitter Grout

The Tile Doctor

Jewels is the "Jewelry" for glass tiles 26 amazing colors named after Jewels, all of deep and beautiful colors comprised of glass grout that can be used virtually anywhere, pools, steam showers and backsplashes.

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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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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. The "white film" you see on the dark green pattern of the tile is grout haze. Grout haze will generally appear as a white or grey streak on the dark colors in the pattern. Understanding Why Grout Haze Occurs.

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Bardelli’s Groovy Grouting

Diary of a Tile Addict

Playing with grout lines, Zip offers unique decorative effects with shaped edges alongside its standard 600 by 600mm and 600 by 1,200mm pieces. The three colours – Anthracite Black, Ivory White, and Antique Terracotta – work to enable striking contrast between a variety of grout shades. Subtle texture and a matte finish emphasise the neutrality of the tiles, ensuring the decorative grout lines take pride of place.

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Looking for Colorful Grout Options?

The Tile Doctor

Colorful Grout Options that Provide the Final Finish Recently a customer called who said, “I cannot believe it, I found you too late… ,” so that prompted me to write this post. They were doing a project at Clemson University and said they couldn’t find the correct Orange Grout, they looked for Colorful.

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Are Grout Fumes Toxic?

The Tile Doctor

While cured epoxy poses minimal risks, liquid and partially-cured epoxies present health threats, requiring preventative measures during tile installation such as keeping an area well ventilated and wearing protective gear. General

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How to Seal Grout

The Tile Doctor

Knowing how to seal grout is important. Grout sealing is how you protect your grout from outside forces and keep it durable. Cement-based grout, in particular, must always be sealed. General

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Grout Color Does Matter

The Tile Doctor

Yes, what you select for something as simple as your grout can make or break your projects appearance. Today you have what seems like an almost endless array of choices in Tile, Stone, Glass and even Mosaics. General

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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. However, the true reveal does not occur until the tiles are installed … at the moment when the chosen coloured grout joint is complete. To aid the design process, 18 specific grout colours are specified in the Cava catalogue. Cava by Living Ceramics.

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Glitter Grout “The Hottest New Trend”

The Tile Doctor

When reading a post on HGTV’s website titled: “Hold On, Glitter Grout Exists and We’re Obsessed” I was thrilled! Since we offer the amazing Litokol Starlike Grout that comes with Glitter options we have to agree. Artistic Mosaics Design Examples How-To News and Announcements bathroom remodel glamour grout Glass Grout Glitter Grout grout Jewelry for mosaics Jewels Mosaic Grout Pool Grout sparkly grout

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All That Glitters.includes Grout

The Tile Doctor

So it is no wonder that when it comes time to choose the grout. When installing tile, everyone gets excited picking the perfect style. And itand#39;s a big decision - thereand#39;s the type of stone, color and size to be considered.

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

The Tile Doctor

Stone tile is a popular option for both indoor and outdoor projects, but whether youand#39;re using marble, slate, granite or travertine, grout and stone choice is an important decision.

Grout Color Guide: How to Choose the Right Grout Color for Your Tile

Why Tile

Picking out a tile color, pattern, shape, and layout is a fun part of designing your tile application, but all too often we forget about an equally important design element: grout color.

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What Causes Grout Discoloration?

The Tile Doctor

If not properly sealed and taken care of, grout can become discolored and therefore noticeable in a way you donand#39;t want it to be noticed. General

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Colored Grout

The Tile Doctor

Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of injury to the public and a principal cause of litigation against businesses today. Good maintenance procedures can reduce this obvious risk. General

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Sealing Grout

The Tile Doctor

Always follow manufacturerand#39;s instructions on the specific sealer being used. Some sealers breath naturally so a "still wet" installation can be allowed to dry out even after the sealer is applied. General

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White Grout

The Tile Doctor

Note Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of injury to the public and a principal cause of litigation against businesses today. Good maintenance procedures can reduce this obvious risk. General

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Grouting Showers and Tubs

The Tile Doctor

Letand#39;s talk first about Portland cement based grout since this is the most commonly used material. Once the grout is mixed per the Manufacturers instructions, it needs to be installed.

Can You Put Grout on Top of Old Grout?

The Tile Doctor

Epoxy grout is a great choice when you are ready to re-grout a tile project. Because epoxy grout is so much stronger than other types of grout (particularly cement grout), you wonand#39;t even need to remove all of your old grout.

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What Happens When Fresh Epoxy Grout Get's Wet?

How to Floor Tile

More than one customer looked at me with dismay when I told them that after the shower was built and Epoxy Grout installed, they still need to wait about 4 days before using the shower to allow the Epoxy to set up completely. So I had to return to scrape it off and re-grout it.

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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. Don’t go through all this time to find the right tile only to not think about what grout you will grout it with. It’s kinda like the perfect marriage of tile and grout. Same exact pebble tile, but with different grouts.

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Grouting Floor Tile Installations

The Tile Doctor

Letand#39;s talk first about Portland cement based grout since this is the most commonly used material. Once the grout is mixed per the Manufacturers instructions, it needs to be installed.

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. Tile can be one of the most important parts of a well-designed home. General

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Outdoor Grout For Artists

The Tile Doctor

Specialized grout can sometimes be required by Artists when doing 3D Mosaics or other Outdoor Mosaic Projects. One such project was an Artists project in Venice Italy. General

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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 itand#39;s time to accessorized with your grout selection. Donand#39;t miss a prime opportunity to put the finishing touches on your design. General

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Oh, no! My grout is blotchy, help!

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Blotchy grout is not as uncommon as you might think. With a little know-how blotchy grout can be avoided from the start if you follow a few basic installation techniques. The grout is already installed and blotchy? Why is my grout blotchy? installation groutToo late? We have tips for that, too.

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Is Epoxy Grout Stain Resistant?

The Tile Doctor

Epoxy grout is stain resistant and water resistant because it isnand#39;t porous like cement grout. This means epoxy grout lasts longer than cement grout. It also makes epoxy grout the best choice for both indoor and outdoor settings.

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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. The first step is to remove the grout around the targeted tile so as not to disturb the tiles around it that will not be removed. Grout binds together tiles and gives it solidity and if not removed then action against one tile can affect others.

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How to Mix Epoxy Grout

The Tile Doctor

All epoxy grout products on the market have varying instructions for how to mix their epoxy grout. Because some epoxy grout products are hard to work with, following those directions is important.

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Summer Grout Color Ideas

The Tile Doctor

Here are some summer grout color ideas to keep you warm. If youand#39;ve got an outdoor tile project lined up, or even an indoor tile installation, why not consider summer colors to remind you all year round how wonderful summer is. General

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What a Difference Grout Can Make!

As The Tile Turns

We recently received this great tool from the experts at Artistic Tile showing the prominent effect of grout color in a mosaic application. As designers push the boundaries of mosaic design, grout can often become more visible thus altering the appearance of such mosaics. Below are three examples, each of the same mosaic colorway with varied grout colors. No doubt about it, grout makes all the difference!!!

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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 Install Starlike Grout

The Tile Doctor

Learn how to prepare and install Starlike Grout. Starlike is the only product that can be used in three diferent ways: as an Epoxy filler for grouting, an adhesive for tiles, or a decorative wall smoother.

Where to Buy Starlike Grout

The Tile Doctor

If youand#39;re wondering where to buy Starlike grout, look no further than the Tile Doctor. distributor for this world leading boutique grouting product line. We are the exclusive North American U.S. General

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Grout Cleaner

The Tile Shop

Look what a little grout cleaner and fresh paint/accessories can do: WOW

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What is the Best Grout for Porcelain Tile?

The Tile Doctor

Starlike grout is ideal for porcelain tiles. This high-quality epoxy grout is easy to work with and completely non-toxic, making it safe for installers, consumers, pets, and the environment.

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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. How-To Installation Tips Tutorials backsplash bathroom and kitchen bathroom remodel Easy DIY fashion grout glamour grout grout home selling tips interior designing

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How to Choose Grout Colors

The Tile Doctor

Turning Grout Work into Art Work Learning how to choose grout color is important if you are ready to take advantage of the full range of possibilities when it comes to making the most out of each tile project you work on.

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