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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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. General

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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. General

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. General

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

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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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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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 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. General

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What Color Grout to Use?

The Tile Doctor

Grout is a substance used in tile and mosaic installations. Many people donand#39;t think of it beyond its utilitarian purpose, but contractors, home designers, and DIY homeowners understand the decorative possibilities grout can bring to any space, indoors or outdoors. General

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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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Why Colored Grout is Now The Latest Design Trend

The Tile Doctor

The days are gone when grout was just something functional you used to hold tiles in place. Grout is a serious consideration in the overall aesthetic of not only the tile work itself, but for every room in the house. General

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Creative Ways to Use Epoxy Grout

The Tile Doctor

One of the common types of grout used for tile installations is cement-based grout. There are, however, many issues inherent with cement grout. The primary issue is its susceptibility to damage due the porous nature of the product. General

What's New with Grout

The Tile Doctor

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. General

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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. General

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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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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Tile Grout: The Silent Contaminant

The Tile Doctor

"Green" living has been around since the 1960s and has become more popular in recent decades. You can find efforts to live better, like living healthier lives, using products that are designed to be safer for the environment. General

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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. Apply Grout Cleaner: Apply a grout cleaner directly to the grout lines and let sit for 10-15 seconds. Scrub the grout with a soft bristled brush (such as an unused toothbrush) to clean.,

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Oh The Ways To Work With Glamour Grout!

The Tile Doctor

But your grout shouldnand#39;t be an afterthought. When it comes to redecorating, you put serious thought into color, right? Paint, tile, flooring, curtains, etc. You want everything to match, of course. General

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Pet-Friendly Grout: Keep your Pets Safe and Happy

The Tile Doctor

When choosing the grout for a tile flooring project, you should consider how it could affect your pets. Learn more about The Tile Doctorand#39;s pet-friendly grout. General

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How to Revive Old Tile and Grout

The Tile Doctor

The good news is, there is an alternative to re-grouting or taking on a whole new tile installation. Very often, replacing the tiles in a home require extensive work and can be costly. General

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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. Now don’t get me wrong, I think that it looks great installed with a neutral grout that matches the tile, but I can see why both designers would have wanted a charcoal color grout to pull in the wallpaper.

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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. General

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. :). First was walls, switches & outlets, then baseboards, then eventually tile & grout. Best of luck keeping your grout bright and sparkling with my latest favorite thing!

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Designer Grout: Making Your Home an Extension of You

The Tile Doctor

The functional purpose of grout is to hold tiles in place, seal the joints, and keep tiles from shifting and breaking. Current trends, point to grout as something more than a material used to hold tiles in place. General

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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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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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. Now don’t get me wrong, I think that it looks great installed with a neutral grout that matches the tile, but I can see why both designers would have wanted a charcoal color grout to pull in the wallpaper.

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