Most people don’t give much thought to grout, even when the tile installations it’s used for are right in front of them on a daily basis. In many homes, tiles are found indoors and outdoors, in all rooms of the house, on walls and on floors. Bathrooms, kitchens, mosaic backsplashes, tiles around swimming pools and gardens are just some of the places you’ll find tiles. All of these tile installations have one thing in common – they all use grout. Grout is the material between the tiles that holds them in place, seals the joints, and keeps the tiles from shifting and breaking. That’s the functional purpose of grout. Current trends, however, point to grout as something more than a material used to hold tiles in place. The hipper crowd understands that grout can be used as a serious design element that you can utilize to make your home an extension of you.
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
That phrase has never been truer. When it comes to tiles, the range of looks is overwhelming. From smooth ceramic and porcelain tiles with and without patterns to Travertine, with its fibrous or concentric look, you can always find the perfect tile to fit your personality and the room. Why stop there? The grout used to install these tiles can not only enhance the installation, it can add a completely new design element to the project. The Tile Doctor understands this and specializes in boutique grout products that bring enough variety to the table to let your imagination run wild.
The Tile Doctor is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Litokol Starlike Grout, which is the finest, highest-quality grout on the market. Starlike epoxy grout is eco-friendly, non-toxic, and can last the lifetime of a tile installation. Starlike Grout requires no sealing, it’s durable, impervious to stains, and able to withstand the forces of nature, making it an ideal grout for tile installations indoors and outdoors.
For the creative type, Starlike Grout comes in exclusive color collections that allow you to bring to life any design you can imagine. With over 159 colors and finishes available, there’s no end to the creative possibilities. While no one can tell anyone what looks good (it’s all subjective), we can offer some great ways to take advantage of the exclusive colors and textures of our Starlike boutique grout.
Wild Under Water
The pool area is a great place to really take advantage of tile work. Consider using glass tiles and The Tile Doctor ‘s Starlike Crystal Glass Grout. This translucent grout works wonders with glass tiles, allowing the natural beauty of the tiles to reflect and refract. This amazing grout would work wonders underwater with glass tiles and underwater lights to help capture the natural shimmering beauty of the water in your pool.
What’s Cooking in the Kitchen?
For people who love to cook, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. The kitchen is also a popular place for tile installations. Why not make your preferred cooking style a part of your design element? Maybe you’re into modern cooking or high-end dining. A combination of chrome and dark-toned tiles with the Starlike Metallic Grout Collection might be a perfect decorative choice. On the other hand, your cooking choices might lean more toward the classic cuisine side, so you might want to go for earthy colors and comfortable patterns on your tiles. A rustic look might be more fitting. Starlike’s earthy tones are a great fit for kitchens with a country flair or situations where you might want to recreate the warmth of a bistro.
His and Hers Bathroom
The bathroom is one of the most personal places in the home. It’s also the place frequented by everyone in the family, making it difficult to find a look that will appeal all the way around. With a little creativity, it’s possible to make one bathroom suitable for all parties involved. Think about using tiles with a pattern in an agreed upon color (something in between manly and girly) and enhancing it with a varied shade of the same color.
Bathrooms really offer a great canvas for tile installation. Tiles are typically part of the shower, found around the sink, and often on the floor. There’s no reason not to use every inch of the bathroom to create a neutral colored tile installation that will make everyone happy.
Matching Grout with Tile
Since tiles come in all types and textures, you’ve already got a starting point from which to work. The tile you select will dictate in some ways the color of your grout. A marble tile installation, for instance, might be perfect for a grout that matches the darkest color in the marble. How you blend grout color with tile will dictate the overall feel of the room. If you use dark tiles and accent with dark grout, you will create a very closed in atmosphere, whereas an extreme lighter version of the tile color for the grout will help alleviate the closed-in feeling and offer some relief to the pattern of the tiles. When you’re choosing grout colors, determine if you want something that will contrast highly with your tiles or will complement the tiles by extending the color in a slightly different shade. Colors that complement work well with solid colored tiles, while patterns often benefit from a drastically different color than the overall tile itself.
The Best Designer Grout Available
With today’s trend toward looking good and being fashionable, there are many ways to take advantage of a product that’s often overlooked. Who wants a boring gray grout between their tiles? Who wants to see white tiles and white grout? This is boring, and with so many wonderful possibilities, there’s no reason not to make the place where you spend the majority of your time an extension of who you are as a person. Wherever there is a tile installation, you can bring it to life with over 159 colors and finishes from The Tile Doctor. Our Starlike epoxy grout is the finest grout on the market, with exceptional durability, resistance to stains and moisture, and easy application. Starlike grout is non-toxic and will not harm installers, your family, your pets, or the environment. It’s the safest, highest-quality, most versatile grout on the market.
Whether you’re looking for classic colors for traditional applications, metallic colors for more modern presentations, or earthy classic tones to highlight a more laid-back and cozy approach to life, Starlike Grout color collections have the broadest possibilities in the highest-quality performance grout on the market.
Make all of your tile installations the best they can be. With The Tile Doctor ‘s Starlike epoxy grout and grout products, you don’t have to sacrifice design for safety. Litokol grout products are the highest quality grout products in the United States. Starlike lasts a lifetime, has consistent color distribution, and holds up under even severe weather conditions, bringing you and your home a lifetime of beauty, elegance, and unmatched performance. Starlike Grout is the absolute best grout on the market for durability and design. For more information on our available colors, take a look at our color chart, and to learn more about how The Tile Doctor and Starlike can take your tile installations to the next level, navigate our website and social media profiles.
To learn more about our superior tile epoxy grout products, and our line of sealers, cleaners, and maintenance products for your tile installation projects, contact us today at 1-877-TileDoc(845-3362). To find a store near you that sells Tile Doctor products, then use our Store Finder option on our website.
If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comment section below. Also, feel free to share it by clicking the share buttons below. Want us to cover another topic related to grouting products and techniques? If so, then like us, follow us, and post to any of our social media profiles the topic you’d like us to discuss: Facebook TheTileDoctor, Instagram @thetiledoctor and Twitter @thetiledoctor.