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Practical tips

Grout? Any colour you like

White grout is often presented as the only option, but it isn’t always the best choice – especially when you’re putting up artisan-produced tiles.

The fact is that the colour of grout affects the impression a wall of tiles makes – in fact the grout changes the perceived colour of the tiles. And this is particularly true for tiles with a strong or deep colour.

There are a number of other options than pure white, including pale grey, dark grey, and various kinds of off-white – for example a white with a pale jasmine yellow tinge.

Grout colour choice can make such a significant difference to the final appearance of tiles that we think of it is a key decision. So don’t take it lightly.

In fact we’d recommend you talk to us. We have a great deal of experience with tile layout and we will happily advise you.


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