Tile Club isn't just the number one online tile shop, we also offer a wide range of building materials to complete your tile installation! One of the biggest components to a successful tile job is using - and maintaining - the right grout for the project. We've selected the top-rated grouts by tile installers to carry along with our selection of designer tiles.
With the exception of certain groutless tiles, nearly every type of tile requires at least some grout lines to allow materials to shift and expand over time. If you prefer a look with fewer grout lines, we recommend seeing if a large format tile is right for your project! Grout lines can also help provide grip and reduce the risk of slips and galls, which is a must-have for floors in wet areas like showers, bathrooms, mudrooms, entryways, and even commercial lobbies!
Laticrete is considered an innovator among tile and stone installation materials. They are one of the first manufacturers of grout and other tile materials to earn the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute's (GEI) certification, recognizing leaders in the sustainable and eco-friendly building world. Tile Club is proud to offer a selection of Laticrete Grouts that we feel are a natural fit for the quality and excellence of our tiles to ensure you have a long-lasting and beautiful installation to enjoy.
Types of Grout
It's essential to choose the best type of grout for your tile! Tile Club carries several types of grout that can be used for a wide range of tile installations. You can use them in both indoor and outdoor installations, for both wall and floor applications, in wet areas like bathrooms and showers! Depending on the tile material you're installing, you'll want to choose either a sanded or unsanded grout base.
Both types of grout are portland cement-based and can be mixed with water for a high-performance, quick-setting grout joint. They are both equipped with anti-microbial technology to help keep your tiled surface clean, anti-bacterial, and hygienic. We do recommend applying a grout sealer roughly once a year to help penetrate the porous surface and keep it looking clean and fresh without the need to scrub.
Check out our guide to caring for and maintaining your grout to know when you need to seal it!
When to use Sanded Grout -
Sanded grout is a versatile material that can be used on nearly any floor or wall application, except when installing more delicate materials (see below). It's best used for joint widths of 1/16–1/2"[1.5 to 12 mm].
When to use Unsanded Grout -
Unsanded grout is recommended for tile materials that may scratch or dull from prolonged contact with abrasive materials. It's best to use an unsanded grout with delicate glass tiles, or with a metal tile to avoid any scratches from scraping the grout across your tiled surface.
You can customize your interior with a wide range of grout colors to add to your unsanded grout base. Most of the Tile Club product images use a Laticrete Permacolor Bright White Grout.
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