Grouts

The Tile Doctor

Grout is the material visible between tiles. It is used to fill the space between the tiles and to support them. Grout can be water-resistant. 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. The application most people are familiar with is for filling cracks between tiles to help keep them in place. Tile grout is typically cement-based.

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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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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. A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, November 2019.

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Identify Cement Tile Grout Haze and Remove It

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. One of the greatest joys about blogging and my love of tile is sharing fabulous installations using cement tile like this one featured in House and Home. The cement tile installation uses a Geometric Moroccan Circle pattern in soothing green. Cement Tile in a Geometric Moroccan circle pattern. Because it is very porous, cement tile is more prone to grout haze than glazed ceramic tile. Spotting Grout Haze.

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All About Grout

Garden State Tile Blog

Choosing your tile color , shape , and layout are all important parts of designing your dream space. However, when it comes to the part that pulls the entire design together, we save the best for last – and that’s grout. TYPES OF GROUT. KEEPING GROUT JOINTS CLEAN.

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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?). We believe it’s just as important as finding the tile that’s right for you! 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.

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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. But scraping and cleaning of the grout and old caulk can be very patience-testing.

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All That Glitters…includes Grout

Tile Doctor

When installing tile, everyone gets so excited with picking the perfect style. 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 And it’s a big decision – there’s the type of stone, color and size to be considered.

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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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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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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.

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. Unlike most tile collections, Cava’s strength lies in graphic patterns of incisions, instead of surface decoration. However, the true reveal does not occur until the tiles are installed … at the moment when the chosen coloured grout joint is complete.

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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.

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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?). We believe it’s just as important as finding the tile that’s right for you! 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.

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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 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 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.

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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.

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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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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All That Glitters.includes Grout

The Tile Doctor

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

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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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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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Make Your Grout Glow!

The Tile Doctor

Tile can be one of the most important parts of a well-designed home. And just as important as having nice tile is making sure that your grout stands out beyond all others. General

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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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How To Clean Your Tile & Grout: The Simple Guide

Garden State Tile Blog

Hard surfaces such as ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, and glass tile are some of the most durable and easy to maintain options for floors, walls, and backsplashes. Below is our simple guide for how to clean your tile and grout, including product recommendations and DIY solutions!

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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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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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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.

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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White Tile, Black Grout

The Tile Shop

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

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Summer Grout Color Ideas

The Tile Doctor

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. Here are some summer grout color ideas to keep you warm.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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