When it comes to your tiling masterpiece, there are many decisions to be made. From the colour, the style, the texture, the shape and the pattern, a lot of the tiling decisions are practical or based on design. However, one consideration you should not overlook is the size of your grouting. This can be both a practical and a design consideration. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a a result, we have produced this guide to how to choose the right grout size for your tile.
Key grout sizing considerations
- If you have tiles that are slightly uneven in size, use a larger grout size to help counter any irregularities and finish off your tiling professionally. This is because any irregularities will be shown with a tighter grouting joint, and make your tiling look sloppy.
- Larger tiles can be complimented well with a larger grout size, especially if the grout is a contrasting or complimentary colour
- At the same time, smaller tiles can be complimented well with a thinner grout that blends with the tile colour. This makes the tiling seem less cluttered.
- The tiling location can play a role in the grout size. If you are installing tiling on the floor, you can consider larger grouting widths to create more traction and prevent slipping.
- If you are tiling on a sloping surface a larger grouting width can be more forgiving as the gaps between the tiles will change as they slope. This means that a larger grouting width can hide these alterations.
- If you are on a time limit, using small grout widths will not be a good idea as this will increase the installation time