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Which Grout Sealers do we Recommend?

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Which Grout Sealers do we Recommend?
Sealing Tile Grout, which sealer do we recommend?

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Custom Color Behr©P450-6 Tropics Unsanded Grout

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Custom Color Behr©P450-6 Tropics Unsanded Grout
This project turned out great. The blend of light brown and dark brown glass tile really work well together with the Behr©P450-6 Tropics inspired grout color.

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New color match for encaustic tile grout

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New color match for encaustic tile grout

Yes, Encaustic tiles can be grouted, but it takes preparation in order for the job to be completed correctly. All Encaustic tile needs to be sealed before ever using grout. Microscopic holes will be filled with grout and can't be removed if the tiles aren't presealed. I'm working on this new dark blue color in an unsanded grout, and I believe the project will come together with the correct grout. Here we are matching the field color of the tile, and really want the grout to go unnoticed.  

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Importance of grout color in the design scheme.

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Importance of grout color in the design scheme.

Grout comes in many colors, and it's a daunting task to choose the right one for your project. Using the same tiles, and changing the grout color, will totally change your project's look. We bought some glass tiles from the Home Depot and made up three different grout colors, each to match the shade of glass in the tile design. The tiles included a light mint, a light gray with a bluish tint, and a smokey tan color. We also added some glitter to see if it would glitz up the overall look. We like the results of all three,...

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Sanded vs. Unsanded. What' the deal?

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Sanded vs. Unsanded. What' the deal?

Sand or Unsanded. Sand, One has it and the other doesn't. Sanded Grout contains about 30-40% of a fine grain sand, which decreases the shrinkage rate of grout as it cures. It also reinforces the grout to allow it to be used in joints up to 1-2" in width. Most sanded grout is used in widths of 1/8" up to 1/2" wide. On the other side of the Sanded would be the Unsanded grout. Unsanded contains absolutely zero percent of sand. And in it's place is around 30-40% of a material called Calcium Carbonate, which is essentially finely ground white...

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