Which White Grout and Which Sealer? - Cross-Post

kitchenkrazed09March 19, 2012

This is a cross-post from the Kitchens Forum, but I thought I would be able to get some great advice here, as well.

I'm about to have my backsplash installed and would like to use a bright white grout. Any recommendations for grout? How can I keep the grout looking white? What type of sealer should I use? My backsplash will be matte subways from Heath Ceramics. Is it bad to use a sealer with matte tiles? (I plan to test it first, but was wondering if anyone has first-hand experience?) Thanks in advance!

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Any good quality grout is fine. For joints 1/8" or LESS, use unsanded. For 1/8" or more, use sanded....I like sanded...shrinks less.

Any good penetrating sealer is OK to use. Aquamix is one.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 8:23PM
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kitchenkrazed09

Thanks Lazarususa. I had e-mailed Heath Ceramics and they responded that a sealer may discolor the tiles and make them look glossy. I think I may try Latricete's Permacolor grout in Bright White (rather than having to seal each individual grout line).

Does anyone foresee any problems with Permacolor grout? Thanks for any advice.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 9:49PM
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