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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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. Cava Mosaic Beige and Tierra de Siena. Cava Black Mosaic. 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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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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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.

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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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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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Maastricht Mosaic

Diary of a Tile Addict

In 2017, working alongside ceramic designer Sándor Sinko, the inhabitants of central Maastricht embarked on a truly local project to cover the grey environment around Radium with colourful mosaics. Participants were able create their own small piece of work to be incorporated into the permanent flowing mosaic artwork providing a colourful new skin for the project’s outdoor terrace. Kunst Front mosaics. Kunst Front mosaics. Completed mosaic. Mosaic designing.

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.

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Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

Architectural Ceramics

We hope this industrial-looking water-jet mosaic gets you thinking of installing it in your own home. AC’s Gears Collection , offered as a marble or porcelain water-jet mosaic, has several features that will turn your tile project into a unique one: interlocking 12×12 sheet. Grouting & Installation. Our Gears mosaic is unique in that the grout becomes a large part of the design. If using SpectraLOCK epoxy grout, it’s already stain resistant!

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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Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

Architectural Ceramics

We hope this industrial-looking water-jet mosaic gets you thinking of installing it in your own home. AC’s Gears Collection , offered as a marble or porcelain water-jet mosaic, has several features that will turn your tile project into a unique one: interlocking 12×12 sheet. Grouting & Installation. Our Gears mosaic is unique in that the grout becomes a large part of the design. If using SpectraLOCK epoxy grout, it’s already stain resistant!

5 Metallic Grout Color Options for Your Project

The Tile Doctor

One of the best ways to bring aesthetic pleasure to a home or business is the use of tile or mosaics. Tile projects can bring a great deal of eye appeal to any interior or exterior. 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! I recently saw this awesome photo on Ella Scott Design’s Instagram page that had our 4” Calacatta Chablis Hexagon mosaic on the wall and penny round mosaic on the floor. 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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Waterjet Mosaics

The Perfect Bath

Only a dozen years ago, waterjet mosaics were the new shining star in the marketplace. A stone mosaic can also activate and define a space, much as a beautiful rug would do. It is important to remember that there are great mosaics and very ordinary ones. and extending to the consistency of the material and the precision of the assembly (are the grout joints even?). We also need to talk about the expertise of the installer for waterjet mosaics.

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! I recently saw this awesome photo on Ella Scott Design’s Instagram page that had our 4” Calacatta Chablis Hexagon mosaic on the wall and penny round mosaic on the floor. 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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Grout Color Does Matter

The Tile Doctor

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 made from Metal and Wood. Grout is no longer for just filing the. How-To

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10 LOOKS TO LOVE :: GOLD GROUT & INSETS

The Ace of Space

The post 10 LOOKS TO LOVE :: GOLD GROUT & INSETS appeared first on The Ace Of Space Blog. Pask Office Siman Bevan Tile Bar Zurich Petite Water Jet MosaicI looked up “trend” in the dictionary, out of curiosity it’s “a general direction in which something is developing or changing.”

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4 Ways To Use a Mosaic Tile Border

The London Tile Co.

we love mosaic tiles. From non-slip wet room floors, to dazzling kitchen splashbacks, mosaic tiles have a range of uses in kitchens and bathrooms. One of the most popular uses for mosaic tiles is as a border or feature strip, so we’ve put together four ways you can use them in your home. If you want to add colour to your bathroom or kitchen without overdoing it, a bright glass mosaic tile is a great choice. Mosaic Edge Border. At The London Tile Co.

What Kind of Grout Do You Use for Mosaics?

The Tile Doctor

Epoxy Grout is the best grout option for mosaics as its resistant to stains, cracks and can hold up under a variety of environmental conditions.

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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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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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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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So What Is The Best Grout For Mosaics?

The Tile Doctor

A well-done mosaic is a thing of beauty, making the most of an art form that dates back more than 4000 years. For almost as long as mosaics have been around, people have been trying to figure out ways to make them better.

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Cevisama Curiosities II

Diary of a Tile Addict

Yellow, Rose, and Blue options make it easy to incorporate coloured grout or to enable the colourful decors to provide the subtle hint of pastel. When it comes to coloured grout, much to our disappointment there was very little to be seen.

Cevisama Curiosities II

Diary of a Tile Addict

Yellow, Rose, and Blue options make it easy to incorporate coloured grout or to enable the colourful decors to provide the subtle hint of pastel. When it comes to coloured grout, much to our disappointment there was very little to be seen.

Starlike Sensations

Diary of a Tile Addict

I have had a great feedback on my recent posts concerning the application of colour, and particularly coloured grouts, at the recent Coverings exhibition. For those of you unfamiliar with the product, Starlike is a two-component acid-resistant epoxy adhesive used in the installation and grouting of ceramic tiles and mosaics with joints from 1 to 15mm wide. ” Mosaic installation featuring Litokol Starlike. Mosaic installation featuring Litokol Starlike.

Unique Mosaics Shows ARDEX Pride…#TileTuesday

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Angie Halford and her WINNING Mosaic Masterpiece! When Global Tile Posse Facebook Group admin Jason McDaniel came up with a contest challenge for members to show their ARDEX pride, Unique Mosaics owner Angie Halford rose to the occasion. This piece is a self-portrait, 26″x26″,mixed media mosaic using the direct method.

Avente Tile Talk: Removing Grout Haze in a Cement Tile Installation

Tile Talk

Removing Grout Haze in a Cement Tile Installation. Today, I discuss grout haze – a problem that often occurs with both ceramic and cement tile installations. I’ll explain what grout haze is, how to correctly identify the problem, and why it occurs. However, today’s post focuses exclusively on how to remove grout haze on cement tile installations. Cement tiles that needs to be grouted. What is Grout Haze? Remove excess surface grout.

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Tile Installation-Tile Repair-Tile Experts: Tile Excellence: Tile.

Tile Excellence

Tile Installtion FAQ: Sanded Grout or Un-Sanded Grout? Most Frequently Asked Questions from Consumers: From Newly Forming FAQ on Tile Installation, Tile Repairs & All Things Tile Related: Many people have asked me over the years which grout to use in their house particular to their tile installation. Always use sanded grout whenever possible. So 1/8 inch grout joints can have sanded or unsanded (non sanded) grout applications.

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How to Install Pebble Mosaic Tile

Stagetecture

Pebble mosaic tile is one of the most popular tile backsplashes for natural bathroom walls, kitchens and feature walls. This can be achieved with beautiful pebble mosaic tile. See how transforming your space with pebble mosaic tile could be easier than you think. How to Install Pebble Mosaic Tile. Install Pebble Mosaic Tile: Pebble and stone mosaic tiles can be used in an extensive variety of installations. Sealing and Grouting.

Marble Mosaic Medallion Tile Foyer Flooring Installation I Tile Installation

Tile Excellence

The middle of the "field" tile is a 4 ft by 4 ft custom laser cut mosaic marble medallion installed diagonally within the different color boarder. The pictures # 8 9 10 show the perimeter border installed first ready to fill in the FIELD.After installing the border the field can be filled in , in this case with marble the 116 inch grout joint is quite challenging.

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So what is the Best Grout for Mosaics?

Tile Doctor

A well-done mosaic is a thing of beauty, making the most of an art form that dates back more than 4000 years. For almost as long as mosaics have been around, people have been trying to figure out ways to make them better, from the development of tesserae back in 200. How-To

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The Tile Doctor® to Showcase the Creative Side of Grout at Coverings 2013

Tile Doctor

The Tile Doctor®, source for innovative tile products, and the exclusive North American supplier of Starlike by Litokol® and the Litokol Crystal Glass Grout™, will be conducting product demonstrations at Coverings Booth 7630, Hall C. To showcase the products’ creative applications and versatility, a sampling of classically trained mosaic artist.

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New Colors in Cork Mosaic Tile!

The Habitus Collection

We are pleased to expand our Cork Mosaic Tile with 15 new color offerings, which include solid colors and colors mixes. Cork Mosaic Tile Solid Colors & Color Mixes are supplied on sheets and are pre-finished. Simply adhere them to your substrate and finish with grout. Cork Mosaic Tile can be ordered online, most orders are delivered within 7 to 10 days. The post New Colors in Cork Mosaic Tile!

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Do it yourself backsplash tecniques that make all the difference in your home.

Tile Excellence

colored thin set diamond tile glass tile grout color hand cut dots hand cut trim marble mosaic mother of pearl glass tile pencil trim rainbow glass subway tile teardrop shaped tile travertine marble A backsplash is one of the quickest easiest ways to improve your kitchen without spending a arm and a leg to get it done. There are certain pointers and techniques that I've learned over 30+ years of tile installation that will make the job more manageable.

Outdoor Grout for Artists

The Tile Doctor

Specialized grout can sometimes be required by Artists when doing 3D Mosaics or other Outdoor Mosaic Projects. The gold glass mosaic needed a grout that didn’t distract from the beauty of the glass. The grout needed to compliment, so the artist. Artistic Mosaics Design Examples Environment - Indoor, Outdoor, Bathroom Surfaces - Wall, Floor, Countertop

Avente Tile Talk: How to Create a Stunning Mosaic Tile Wall Feature

Tile Talk

How to Create a Stunning Mosaic Tile Wall Feature. A mosaic wall is one of the best features that you can have in your home. This is likely to include adhesive, grout, a grout scraper, gloves, and safety glasses. The joy of creating a tile mosaic is there is no right or wrong. As you can see, it really is simple to create a mosaic wall feature. Margaret Almon Mosaics. Architectural Ceramics: Tile+Mosaic. Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Pre-Sealing Cement Tile: An Important Step

Tile Talk

How to Apply a Grout Release - Cement Tile Install Tips. When you see a finished cement tile installation (or any tile installation), it''s hard to visualize just how bad it looked when grout was first applied. The only way to get grout into the joints is by spreading it with a tile trowel. With glazed ceramic tile, grout removal and clean-up can be difficult. This short video shows how to apply grout release to cement tiles in an easy-to-understand format.

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Getting in Shape: The Skinny on Tile Shapes & Patterns

Architectural Ceramics

When considering large-format square field tile, common sizes are: 12″x12″, 18″x18″, and 24″x24″ Decorative or square accent tiles are most commonly seen in 4″x4″ or 6″x6″ Lastly, square mosaics are often mesh-mounted in a 1″x1″ or 2″x2″ size. As for square mosaics, Architectural Ceramics carries a wide range of options in all material types. Losing weight. It stinks.

Modwalls Makes it Easy to get Tile Samples Online

Making Tile Modern

We’ve updated our website to offer a sample on every product page. Samples are in stock and ready to ship via USPS Priority Mail at nominal cost with free shipping. Check us out at www.modwalls.com. We’re here to help you to “Live With Color”!

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Playhouse Design Group + Greenleaf Construction, could they be any cooler?!

Making Tile Modern

Gorgeous kitchen with our Brio Clear Red mosaic glass tile as the backsplash. Love how the lighter grout of the backsplash truly makes the red mosaic tile pop! Another Brio Clear Red installation – notice the impact of a darker grout instead of the white grout. Brio Tarragon mosaic glass tile flows over the vanity and around the tub area beautifully.

modwalls on Katie Brown Workshop… Check Out the Video!

Making Tile Modern

Check out the video with some great tile-tips including selecting the right tile for your space and a little bit of grout gab. modwalls modwalls on tv modwalls tile mosaic tile remodel subway tile tile tile for kitchen backsplash tile on TV Super cool! Our own modwalls’ Sarah was featured on Cook, Nest, Grow diva Katie Brown’s PBS show Katie Brown Workshop recently and we have a short clip to share. We’ve been waiting to share this one for a while… !

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Tile Warehouse Sale in Santa Cruz, CA Saturday March 5th

Making Tile Modern

Join Modwalls Tile Company This Saturday March 5th From 9am to 3pm For Our First Warehouse Sale. 800 Estates Drive Suite 1oo, Aptos, CA 95003. 831-689-9734. service@modwalls.com. P.S. If you live in the SF or Monterey Bay Area’s and miss this sale, please contact us for an appointment to purchase directly at our warehouse. Many deals below cost. Pass it on!

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