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Tips for Choosing Grout Color

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Grout does more than hold your tile floor, wall and backsplash in place. It also adds a design element crucial to the overall look of your room. It may not seem like a big deal when first selecting the grout, but grout color is the highlight that brings the entire room together. Here are a few tips for choosing the best grout color for client's rooms.

Hundreds of Options

You'll find hundreds of grout options, yet all can be broken down into three categories: light, dark or neutral. When selecting a grout, you need to decide whether you want a contrasting color or one that blends into the background. A contrasting color can make the room feel busy, which may work perfectly if you're working with white tile. A coordinating grout that matches the tile color increases the size of the room, which is a good idea if you're working in smaller spaces.

Cleaning Requirements

No matter what, lighter colored materials need to be cleaned more frequently. This is because white and light colors show dirt more. The same is true with grout. A brilliant white that turns off white shows almost instantly, especially if the grout is used with a white tile. The darker the grout, the less dirt shows up, so keep this in mind when choosing between grout colors.

When it comes to selecting the right grout color, you have hundreds of options to choose from. Whatever you are looking for in your room design though, make sure to keep in mind how clients want the tile to stand out, if they want the room to look larger or smaller and how much cleaning they prefer. With all of this in mind, they shouldn't have much of an issue selecting the right grout color for the room.