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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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 Perfection, Practical Tips For Selecting Grout | Confessions Of.

How to Floor 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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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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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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Just about done and ready to grout

Tile Excellence

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

Tile Excellence

Ceramic Tile Repairs: Floor Tile Replacement and Shower Re-groutsCeramic Tile Floor Repairs and Shower Regrouts are big topics in the world of tile installation and tile repair. Here's some good information about both. By popular demand, one of the Guide Articles written by Tile Excellence and published by Mass Reality.

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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-groutsCeramic Tile Floor Repairs and Shower Regrouts are big topics in the world of tile installation and tile repair. Here's some good information about both. By popular demand, one of the Guide Articles written by Tile Excellence and published by Mass Reality.

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How To Re-Grout Your Shower

How to Floor Tile

Re-grouting your shower has been made easier with new tools. This vibrator tool with a carbide grout removing disc does an outstanding job but my advice here is use both hands on this little monster.

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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 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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2 1 half hour laying tile time for grout

Tile Excellence

done laying tile nowas you can see is time to put in the grout entire project I believe will be three and a half hours.

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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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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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Prism® Ultimate Performance Cement Grout - the Versatile Go To Grout

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Today there's a uniquely formulated, high performance cement grout with a full spectrum of color-consistent, stain-resistant benefits. A grout that’s ideal for virtually any tiling project. Prism Ultimate Performance Cement Grout - your “Go-To Grout” for reliability, versatility and proven results. With Prism, setting the high-performance standard in cement-based grout technology begins with uniform, consistent color.

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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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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 The is an article rewritten/edited by the staff at Mass Reality. This is one of two articles rewritten and then used as an Expert Guide for use by their clients. This blog entry was orginally written by Chris Lawson. Tile repairs are a very specialized service and can be hard to get tile contractors

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