Well, this is an interesting question as there are lots of quotes from homeowners trying to describe it. Some of our favourites are:
Essentially grout is a dense fluid that sets, almost like cement with a few modifications, but it does not have to be hard to keep clean. There are several technical descriptions, in layman’s terms grout is a combination of cement, water and a colourant used to fill the gaps in between tiles. The primary purpose of grout in addition to filing the gaps between the tiles is to enhance the aesthetics and compliment the tiles.
Common uses for grout in the household include filling in tiles of shower floors and kitchen tiles. It is often colour tinted to keep it visible. Unlike other structural pastes such as plaster, correctly mixed grout forms a water-resistant seal making it perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, and wet rooms.
There is a stigma around grout and its maintenance, however, grout does not have to be hard to clean and maintain. The grout we use is durable, mould resistant, efflorescence free and water-resistant making it perfect for both bathrooms and wet rooms alike. These properties allow both its colour and durability to last so your bathroom remains looking beautiful for years to come!
With this being said, nothing stays clean forever and maintenance is needed the ensure your space remains fresh. There are a range of cleaning products available to make your life easier when cleaning grout lines. We recommend using PH Neutral cleaners across both tiles and grout as harsh chemicals or acids can affect the surface and reduce durability. The following products are great options:
Mouldex (Grout Cleaner) – Helps the removal of mould stains caused by mould spores, fungus and algae from grouting including the surface of silicone seals and other damp places. £11.81 – contact us for more details.
Grout Stain Remover (Cement, Limescale and Grout Residue Remover) – For glazed and unglazed ceramics, slate, quarry tiles, brick, terracotta, and acid resistant natural stones. £12.13 – contact us for more details.
Alternately, we also offer a cleaning service to local customers in the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire area.
It’s a question we hear all the time. The short answer is there are no hard and fast rules, but there are a few guidelines that will help you make a choice you won’t regret.
We tend to recommend dark grout for the floor to ensure minimal cleaning is needed. However, on the walls this can be different to the floor and can blend with your tiles should you wish to give that seamless and simplistic overall look.
Are Grout lines necessary?
Grout is an important part of many tile jobs for a number of reasons: It keeps the moisture out, helps keep tile lines straight and prevents the tiles from rubbing against one another and cracking.
Can Grout be replaced?
Yes. Grout can be replaced by our professional installers.
Can Grout be painted?
Yes. The paint used for painting grout between tiles, is a special paint made specifically for grout. This can be used to restore the grout to a fresh, like new state.
For more ideas and inspiration, either visit our showroom which is based in Newark, Nottinghamshire, on the boarder of Lincolnshire, drop us an email or give us a call!
01636 551 555
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