Tile Grout Brands We Recommend
It may not be glamorous, but grout plays a vital role in the installation and finished look of your tile project. Portland Direct Tile & Marble offers a wide array of grout colors and long-lasting caulk to help you achieve the finished look you desire.
The color you choose for your grout can be just as important the one you select for your tile. Light or dark grout can work with most tile colors. For example, we love white subway tile with black, grey or white grout. Portland Direct Tile & Marble offers a wide selection of colors like white, beige, cream, black, blue, brown, tan and grey, so there’s a color that will coordinate with your room’s decor.
Sanded grout contains very fine sand and is the go-to choice for most applications. It has the greatest range of color choices, reduces grout shrinkage, works best with wider grout lines and is less expensive than unsanded grout. Unsanded grout is commonly used on surfaces prone to scratches, like glass and metal, vertical applications and thinner grout lines (1/8” to 1/16”).
The area where you install tile definitely affects your grout decision, and your grout choice then impacts your tile’s spacing. Sanded grout is the standard option for flooring because its durability and stability allow it to stand up to years of foot traffic. It’s also smart to use darker grout for high-traffic areas since it takes dedicated cleaning to keep dirt from staining lighter-colored grout. Unsanded grout is stickier than sanded, so it will stay put on vertical surfaces like backsplashes and shower walls, and since it won’t need to deal with foot traffic, its decreased durability doesn’t matter.
Portland Direct Tile & Marble offers grout that will work with any tile material you decide to install, from ceramic to marble and porcelain to natural stone. Our store associates can help you choose a color and type that will work with your project.