How to Choose the Right Grout Size For Your Tile

Professional Grouting Top Tips

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.

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

If you are ready to begin your tiling project, or if you would like more information, contact us online, or pop into to our Preston based showroom, here at Tiles 2 Go.