When you choose to tile a surface in your home, whether it is the floor or the walls, the sky is the limit as far as the design, color and shape of your tiles. You can choose from literally hundreds of different tiles that all offer beautiful results. When picking the right tile, you also need to think about what grout you are going to choose for your tiled surface as well. Choosing the right grout color can make or break the look of your tile. Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some tips that will help you choose the right grout color for your tile.
Grout Color Matching
It is almost impossible to choose the right grout color for your tile if you don’t have the tile with you. When you are making this decision, you should have a sample of your tile in hand to make the right selection. There are a lot of different choices, and you could risk choosing the wrong combination when you don’t have a visual to look at and make comparisons with. You always avoid choosing your grout until you have nailed down the tile that you are planning to use in your home or business.
Blending Tile & Grout Color Combinations
Most of the time, when homeowners are choosing the grout for their tile, they choose a shade that will blend in with the color of the tile they chose. You will likely have some neutrals that work into your tiles, even when they are highly decorative. So if your tiles have more grey tones in them, you would probably go with a grey tile. If you have chosen a tile that has tans and browns throughout it, stick with brown; and so on. You will be better off choosing a blending shade that will not distract from the design of the tile.
Contrasting Grout Color
Choosing a contrasting grout, will put the attention on the pattern of the tile rather than the pattern on the tile. If you are wanting attention to be drawn to the pattern the tiles are laid in, choose a contrasting grout. Usually when you have chosen to go this route, the tile floor will stop people in their tracks and that will be the focal point of the room. This can be a dramatic choice, but beautiful nonetheless.
Grout Color Should Accent Tile
Some tiles have a ton of color woven into the design. For these tiles, you should look for a grout color that will accent the tile nicely. Choose a grout color that will match the veins found in the faux marble tile you have chosen. The grout will bring out those shades in the tile and end up accenting them nicely.
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