Desperately need Tile Grout Color Advice

bonitamariposaApril 6, 2012

Hello, I'm having a dispute with my husband. We are having the tile redone and my husband would like to have the grout for the glass tile darker. He wants to add the existing cap and and thinner cap underneath. Should the grout be darker or should we keep it white? Here is a picture.

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I think that is a personal preference. My personal preference is I like my grouts closer in color to the tile. But many people prefer that the grout stands out, I like it to blend more so I would chose darker.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 3:36PM
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According to the tile contractor it should be white. We want the glass to stand out not the grout so maybe going the darker route would be better. We've already had a disaster with how it was installed and want to avoid another disaster.


    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 4:01PM
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Avanti Tile & Stone (Stonetech)

If you want the tile to "Pop Out," use the white. I would use a grey to closer match the tile. Dealer's choice here...

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 5:04PM
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Is the spacing between the tiles uniform? If it is, the white grout will be fine, if it is not, you may want grout that more closely matches the tile so the spacing is not as obvious.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 5:06PM
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I wouldn't use white anywhere in that installation, but that's just my personal preference.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 6:47PM
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Mock up some tile/grout samples using several of your ideas. Thats what I did and was so happy that I did not use white on my marble after seeing it in the sample.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 8:00PM
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I always like to match the grout color to the tile color.
Also the grout width is too wide in my opinion. Less grout, is better.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 1:21PM
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Thanks everyone for responding. We decided to go with a darker grout and smaller caps. Can't wait to see the finished product :)

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 9:01AM
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