One of the most popular materials for tiles is ceramic, but tiles can be made of different materials, including porcelain. Is there a better grout to use for specific materials? If so, what is the best grout for porcelain tile? First, let’s take a look at some of the types of grout you could choose from. There are cement grouts, which come in sanded and un-sanded varieties, latex grouts, which are cement grouts modified with latex, or epoxy grout, which contains no cement. Any of these types of grout could be used for porcelain grout, so let’s take a look at the properties of each grout. There are other types of grout, but these are the choices you are likely to see when searching for grout to use for your tile projects. Keep in mind that sanded grouts should be used when grout joints are 1/8″ or larger and non-sanded grouts should be used in a joint 1/8″ or smaller.
Cement Grout: Cement grout has been used in both indoor and outdoor settings for tile projects for many decades. It is still widely used today. Cement grout is often used because it is a less costly method to use. The downside to cement based grout is that it is porous, which makes it susceptible to changes in weather and heavy traffic. Cement grout needs to be sealed regularly to keep it from cracking, crumbling, or taking on dirt, grime, and moisture that can cause mold. Although cement-based grout is a lower cost alternative, in the long run it could end up costing more money.
Latex Modified: Latex-modified cement grout is the same as sanded cement grout, but it is fortified with latex polymer which is either incorporated into the pre-mixed powder or added during mixing. The addition of the latex increases water resistance.
Epoxy Grout: Epoxy grout is considered by many in the industry to be a superior choice for any kind of tile project. Epoxy grout is durable, doesn’t need to be sealed, is stain and chemical resistant, and can withstand high traffic and moist areas. This makes it particularly good for indoor and outdoor use.
Epoxy grout can be used on porcelain tile. By using epoxy grout you’ll be sure to use the highest quality grout in the market that will last a lifetime.
Litokol Starlike Grout
Litokol Starlike grout is ideal for porcelain tiles. Starlike grout is a high-quality epoxy grout that is easy to work with and completely non-toxic, making it safe for installers, consumers, pets, and the environment. It’s durability makes it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. Not only is the perfect choice for porcelain tiles, Starlike grout can be used for many other material types, including glass, ceramic, mosaics, natural stone, and many other types of materials.
The Tile Doctor is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Litokol Starlike grout. Not only is Starlike grout the safest, most durable grout on the market, it has a range of colors and textures that make it one of the most flexible products for aesthetic purposes. Starlike grout and other Litokol grout products found at the Tile Doctor are respected by industry professionals the world over, not only for their quality, but for their aesthetic value.
Starlike boutique grout color collections and textures give you more than 159 colors and finishes, including the Starlike Classic Grout Collection for a timeless look, the Starlike Glamour Grout Colors, featuring flashier, sassier colors, the Starlike Metallic Grout Collection, which lets you create a more modern metallic look, and the Starlike Crystal Glass Grout Jewels that lets you take advantage of the dazzle of jewels. There’s also the Starlike Crystal Glass Tile Grout, ideal for use with glass tile because it is composed of small, hollow glass beads that reflect light and allow the grout to take on the color of the tile itself, thus eliminating the need for colored grout all together.
If you are looking for the best grout for porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles, contact the Tile Doctor today at 1-877-TileDoc(845-3362). We have an extensive range of colors and textures, so not only is Starlike grout durable, long lasting, and perfect for tiles of all types, it’s aesthetic value makes it perfect for creating outstanding interior and exterior designs that will give you the perfect look anywhere. When you want the best, most reliable grout on the market, there’s no better choice than Starlike grout, and when you are looking for Starlike grout, there’s only one name you need to remember, the Tile Doctor.
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