Grout isn't exactly the sexiest topic, but if you ever attempt a tiling project, it's a subject you need to be familiar with. Apartment Therapy breaks it down into three main types, as well as what they're used for. Photo by Dan Brickley.
- Epoxy Grout: Epoxy grout is rarely used for residential work, as it is expensive, kind of difficult to apply and not that pretty. It does however create a strong, water-proof bond, and has a smooth plastic-like appearance similar to caulk.
- Cementitious Grout: Cementitious grout can come sanded or unsanded and has a granular look to it. Choose sanded if you have large spaces between tiles, unsanded if you're working with thin little lines. Both types are porous however, so be sure to seal them to prevent colour change, and reseal every year or two.
- Hybrid Grout: Get you a grout that can do both! Hybrid grout aims to be as long lasting as epoxy grout, but as easy to apply and visually appealing as cementitious.
Click the link below for more information on choosing grout colour and thickness, and if you really want to learn all you can about the stuff, check out the Tile Council of North America's website, which has more grout info than you ever knew you needed.
How to Choose the Right Grout for Tile Jobs [Apartment Therapy]