When thinking about surrounding your wood burning stove with tiles, or creating a tiled feature wall in this vicinity, there are a number of tiling considerations to take into account. But what about the grouting? After all, tiling is only one part of the issue. Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about grouting tiles around a wood burning stove.
What are the important considerations when grouting tiles around a wood burning stove?
For grouting the tiles that will surround your wood burning stove, there are several things to bear in mind. These include:
- Choosing heat resistant adhesive and grout- while most grouts are capable of withstanding gentle heating changes that are intermittent, if your wood burning stove will be used regularly, you will need to consider heat resistant adhesive and grout. With the constant heating and cooling cycling, your grout can crack and chip, effecting the security and stability of your tiling feature. But grout that is heat resistant can withstand this change in temperature without losing integrity.
- Protecting the grout- if you are using a type of tile that needs sealing, like natural limestone, the sealant you apply will also protect the grout, But if you are using regular porcelain tiles, you will need to consider protecting the grout. This means applying a grout protector after installation. This will protect the grout from ash and stains, so that your tiling feature looks great for longer.
For your latest project, why not take a look at our range of tiles, grouts and adhesives today, here at Tiles 2 Go?