Which Grout Should I Pick? 

When tiling or remodeling a bathroom there are a lot of options to make. What color or size tile to use? Should we go with a modern or timeless look? 

There are a ton of choices to make. One of the most underrated that can make or break a tile job?

The Grout 

Typically if you want to make the space feel larger you would do a similar color grout to the tile to make it blend in some more. If you wanted to go with a more modern look with high contrast and space isn't a factor do with a darker grout.  

As far as what kind of grouts there are out there? There tends to be 4ish main types that are used and you should really let the person setting the tile pick which one would be best in each particular situation. Unsanded, fine sanded, quarry type, and epoxy, and my new personal favorite resin grout. 

Many times we won't use the same kind of grout for the floor as the walls in a shower even though it could be the exact same color.  

Floors tend to get beat up more than tiled walls do so an epoxy or resin grout would be what I would recommend for high traffic areas. The regular residential bathroom can go with really what ever kind above depending on a few factors.  

Lighting: Is there a lot of natural light? Even though epoxy grout is the hardest and best stain resistant natural light can discolor it over time. 

Is the tile or stone soft? Sanded grout is a big no no. If you've got marble you can easily scratch and ruin it with sanded grout. 

If you have larger spacing between tiles say 3/8" or larger sanded grout might be the way to go and giving it a more old school grout look. 

So... Clear as mud? 

Reach out to use with your tile or bathroom remodel and let us know how we can help. 

About the author 

Bill Wockenfuss

Bill is a Remodeling and General Contractor located in Colchester VT Serving the Greater Burlington Vermont Area