Grout sizing options for wall and floor tiling

Herringbone tiling

Tiling in any room of your home is a DIY task that often looks easier than it is. Especially if you want to enjoy a professional finish. From choosing the right tiles to match your style and theme, to tile spacing and grout choices, there are a lot of decisions to be made. And the grout colour and size of the grout lines you go far, can have a lasting impact on your tiling. And it’s not always great! Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to grout sizing options for wall and floor tiling.

Grout sizing options for wall and floor tiling

The grout size on the wall tends to be less than that for floor tiles. This is because, wall tiles also tend to be smaller, and so suit smaller grout lines. At the same time, floor tiling needs to create some friction, to prevent slips, trips and falls. And larger grout lines can be the perfect way to achieve this.

In general, grout for wall tiles should be around 2-3mm. While grout for floor tiles will be 3-5 mm. However there are always exceptions to this, and this will depend on circumstances.

Grout sizing options:

  • small tiles, like mosaic tiles, need a smaller amount of grout between tiles
  • tiling features that rely on a contrasting or complimentary grout colour should have slightly larger grout lines to really show off
  • large format tiles need larger grout lines to counterbalance
  • larger grout lines can hide inequalities and issues in the tiling. So if your tile spacing has gone wrong, use a larger grout line to hide this

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.