When it comes to adding tiling to home surfaces, most people focus much of their attention to making the right tile choice. Most Adelaide homeowners put in a lot of effort into selecting their tiles, yet, they often forget to take the time to choose the right type of grout to complement their tile choice. It is important to keep in mind that grout is an essential tiling component. Grout lines coexist with your tiles and interact together to integrate the total look. If you are getting ready to install tiles to your Adelaide home, make sure to look at these tile options to make the best choice.
Tile Grout Options for Your Adelaide Home
Epoxy grout consists of a cement-free grout material predominantly made out of epoxy resin, silica resins, and pigments. Due to their makeup, epoxy grout is one of the less porous grout options. For this reason, they are highly valuable when used in tiled surfaces that catch grease, grime and other potentially staining substances. If you are working on your Adelaide kitchen tiles, epoxy grout is one of the best choices.
Sanded grouts are a type of cementitious grout that has palpable sand particles mixed in the material. As a result, this type of grout has a characteristically gritty feel. When dry, sanded grout is very hard and therefore it is a great option for wider grout lines. When it comes to using sanded grout for your Adelaide home tiles, keep in mind that sanded grout is porous and can absorb water.
While unsanded grout is also cementitious, its texture isn’t as gritty, Unsanded grout is made using fine powders rather than sand, which makes them more prone to cracking. For this reason, you should avoid using this on tile floors. Use unsanded grout only in wall tile installations.
Furan Resin Grout
This type of grout is a waterless formula of fortified alcohol polymers. This grout is also highly resistant to multiple harmful agents, including chemicals and grease. However, furan resin has two downfalls, the first being its potential to stain tiles if their surfaces aren’t protected properly during installation. The main downside to furan resin grout though is its complex installation process. For this reason, you’ll most often find this type of grout in Adelaide labs and industries, where its high-resistance is of great value.
Are you considering adding tiles to your Adelaide home? Find everything you need and more for your tiling project at Aurees Tiles. At Aurees, you’ll find a wide range of modern tile designs for kitchens, bathrooms and more. Additionally, we can provide you with all the necessary supplies for installation, including spacer, glue, and paint mixers. For more information on our Adelaide tiles one-stop-shop, make sure to reach out. You can contact us by calling 08 8268 8858 or enquire online.