Looking to redo your kitchen with a remodeling or bathroom renovation? Chances are that you will be choosing ceramic tile as they are the most preferred bathroom and kitchen wall and flooring option. One thing we have noticed is that our customers at Hardwoods Unlimited Inc get confused with the sea of options for grout. There are many options for grout by multiple brands and it can get very confusing. As the choice of the grout color can make or break your aesthetic look of your floor and wall, we have decided to put out this small article to help you make an informed decision. However, should you have more queries, please feel free to reach out to our representatives at Hardwoods Unlimited Inc in Whitsett North Carolina.
Here are our top Pro tips to choose Grout Color.
1. Choosing White Tile? You might be tempted to choose white grout too.
In today’s world there are many options to choose from when it comes to grout colors. White tile is probably one of the most used ones and can come in various patterns and designs. Let’s tackle the easiest one- white tile with white grout.
White tile with white grout color might be your best choice when you are renovating your bath or kitchen. Especially when your space is smaller and you want to give it a very airy, more spacious look. White on white blends in very well and take away the focus from the tile itself. So if your idea of the design of your bath or kitchen is to have an air of freshness and move away the focus from the tile itself then white grout is your friend. White grout and white tiles also work best in modern settings where you want to draw attention to something else in the room rather than the tiles.
White is elegant and enhances the aesthetics. However, a very important thing to note is that white tiles and white grouts are unforgiving when it comes to stains or discolorations and might need a little more investment when it comes to taking care for them and cleaning them.
2. White Tile and Dark Grout?
If your choice of tile is something with a pattern, a hexagonal tile or even the plain rectangular tile, adding a darker grout, especially black adds contrast to your floor or wall. Darker grouts bring out the designs and draw the focus to the grout lines. This combination could either bring out an old and classy look to your walls and floors in your bathroom or kitchen or make your space look very modern and bold with shapes and designs.
3. Grout Color options when choosing a Tile with pattern
Choosing grout color for a tile with a pattern could be trickier. Tiles with designs and patterns are classic and you would want to highlight the patterns on the tiles and would not want the grout lines to show up and spoil that look. Choose a grout color that blend in with the color of the tiles so that the only thing highlighted is the tile and not the grout.
You might also be staring at the new age tiles that look like hardwood. In such a case, you might have to deal with another problem, the tiles have multiple shades to represent hardwood like design patterns. In such a scenario it is wise to choose the grout color which is the predominant shade in your tile. This will help you build a seamless look into your floors rather than grout lines cutting your design into blocks.
Speak to our store technicians and they would help you choose the correct color from a range of options available from multiple brands.
4. Consider Grout Size…
The grout size is also a very important aspect which is often overlooked while choosing your designs and colors. Depending on what the objective is, one might want to pay close attention to the grout size. A thicker grout is desirable when you want to highlight the grout and take away the focus from the tile. However, if the aim is to hide the grout lines and bring out the tile designs and patterns then a thinner grout is preferable. However, keep in mind the color and contrast of the grout will also play a major part when paired with the size of the grout.
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We hope these above tips would help you choose your grout colors, however, should you have more queries, then please walk into our stores at Whitsett North Carolina or speak to our experts.