Friday, November 18, 2011

Which Grout is Best?

Do-it-yourself tiling projects are pretty straightforward, even for the non-handy home adventurer. With the right tools and a little patience, you can create tiled entries, dress up a bland countertop or create a new section of flooring.

When it comes to indoor floors and walls, it's easy to update small or large spaces. Before you begin, you'll need to decide how far apart the tiles will be. That determines the type of grout you'll need.

--If the spacing is 1/8 inch or less, unsanded grout will work fine – as a general rule.
--Larger spacing requires a sanded grout, which creates a strong cemented bond.

Using sanded grout in smaller crevices can actually weaken the bond and cause cracking.

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