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Desperately need Tile Grout Color Advice

Posted by bonitamariposa (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 6, 12 at 15:18

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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RE: Desperately need Tile Grout Color Advice

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.


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RE: Desperately need Tile Grout Color Advice

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.

Thanks!


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RE: Desperately need Tile Grout Color Advice

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...


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RE: Desperately need Tile Grout Color Advice

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.


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RE: Desperately need Tile Grout Color Advice

I wouldn't use white anywhere in that installation, but that's just my personal preference.


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RE: Desperately need Tile Grout Color Advice

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.


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RE: Desperately need Tile Grout Color Advice

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.


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RE: Desperately need Tile Grout Color Advice

Thanks everyone for responding. We decided to go with a darker grout and smaller caps. Can't wait to see the finished product :)


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