Picking the best grout color for your kitchen might sound no less different than picking an afternoon beverage, however, if you’re new to this, you might find yourself using up half of your time pacing back and forth in the flooring section between a variety of grout color options laid out for you. You might have never thought about it but the grout color you pick is the icing on the cake, it makes your kitchen come seamlessly together. So read on to make your pick worthwhile!
In this article, we’ll be guiding you through:
Grout is an adhesive to secure tiles, bricks, stone or concrete slabs. It is the substance applied between the tile spaces to fill and seal the gaps on kitchen counters and backsplash. Grout is not waterproof, but it is water resistant. This means it will need to be submerged in water for a very long time before the liquid starts seeping through its material, which is why it works for kitchen tiling.
Unsanded grout is smooth textured grout that will not scratch tile. It is a mixture of Portland cement, powdered pigments, and water. It is easier to work into tighter joints, in fact, unsanded grout is the product of choice for grout lines under ⅛ of an inch. Unsanded grout is best for vertical tile surfaces where visual aesthetics are more important such as your kitchen backsplash.
There are various types of grout you can use in your kitchen. However, when picking your choice of grout you must consider which tiling in your kitchen you incorporate it in, whether it’s for backsplash , kitchen countertops, or floor tiling. Below are the four most common types of grout to choose from:
Sanded Grout is the most commonly used type of tile grout, because it’s well suited to most applications. It contains very fine quartz or silica sand grains; these act as a “filler,” but more importantly, sand gives the grout additional strength. Over time, grout is prone to shrinkage or slight shifting; the sand makes it better at resisting cracks, this makes it perfect for any tiling in the kitchen.
Quarry tile is an unglazed tile that is specifically produced for commercial applications including commercial kitchens, food prep areas, etc. This is a great option for kitchen tiling due to its durability, slip resistance, water absorption, color options, and frost resistance.
Epoxy grouts are the most durable of all grout choices because they are resistant to stains and water damage, and will hold up against harsh cleaners. Epoxy grout will last a long time in any kitchen tiling.
Now that you know about the commonly used types of grout for your kitchen, let’s get into which color will go well with your tiling of choice.
Ask yourself, what color grout can be kept clean?
Colors that’s easiest to keep clean are likely to be neutral shades of gray, or some tone of beige. These are practical choices for your kitchen, and will demand less maintenance around spills, splashes, leaks or stains. Keep it looking good as new.
What’s your tiling like? take a good look at it and decide on whether you want to emphasize a pattern or keep it muted and let the tiling stand out on its own.
Contrast is definitely for the eccentric, these colors compliment your tiling by making it the focal layout and particularly suggested for tiles with unique patterns and designs.
These colors don’t stand out and are most likely paired with dynamic tiling textures and designs. It brings out that one dimensional look to your kitchen without taking away from your tile’s color or design.
You can never go wrong with white or charcoal, or muted earth tones. Basics compliment almost every tile, a pretty safe option.
Redoing grout can get messy, so take your time to find your pick by..
- Asking for samples
Check a range of grout color samples to your liking and have a look at it beside your tile of choice.
- Seeking professional opinion
An interior designer will give you options on what they deem suitable for kitchen tiling in terms of function and style.
We hope these helped you out in finding the right grout for you! Check this out for more tips and tricks to spice up your kitchen.
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