Size considerations for tile grout joints

Herringbone tiling

Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. From contemporary tiles to traditional, patterned and textured tiles, we stock a range of tiles suitable for a variety of tiling projects. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about choosing the right width for your tile grout joints.

What are the important size considerations for tile grout joints?

The colour of the grout, and the width of the grout lines, can all play an important role in the overall presentation and style of your tiling. So, it’s important to choose grout that not only matches your tiles, but also the design of the room as a whole. But how wide should your grout lines be? And what kind of difference can this make? Well, choosing a grout width will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The size of the tiles
  • Floor tiles
  • The tiling surface
  • The type of tiles

The size of the tiles and tile grout joints

in general, smaller tiles will suit smaller grout lines. This is because larger grout lines can overwhelm the smaller tile, and it simply wont create the desired aesthetic. At the same time, larger tiles can be well suited to larger grout lines, and this can even create a stylish, attractive effect. However, if you want to create the effect of continuous tiling, larger tiles with very thing rout lines can be very effective.

Floor tiles and tile grout joints

If your tiles will be used as floor tiles, you should consider larger grout lines. Especially in the bathroom. This is because the difference between the grout and the tile can add friction. And this can help to prevent slips trips and falls

The tiling surface and tile grout joints

Tiling on a sloping surface can be very challenging. Larger grout line can help to mask any errors or mistakes you make when tiling, as larger lines are much more forgiving.

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.