With the range of grout options available today, it can be difficult to know which type you should use for your project. That’s why we want to help you understand the difference between your grout options so that you can make the best-informed decision. Specifically, today we want to examine the differences between sanded and non-sanded grouts.
For most tiling projects, sanded grout should be your go-to. It’s cheaper than non-sanded grout and is resistant to developing cracks due to shrinkage. Because it is resistant to developing cracks, it is ideal for larger tile joints. Any joints that are larger than ⅛ of an inch will look better for longer with a sanded grout. Sanded grout does have a coarse texture and thus should not be paired with honed or polished stone tile to prevent scratches.
Non sanded grout can be appropriately used anywhere throughout your home, but it is not ideal for large grout joints. Non sanded grout has a smooth finish that is great for use with polished stone tiles since it will not result in scratches. It is also superior at adhering to vertical spaces, such as a bathroom wall or a kitchen backsplash.
The Grout Medic has experience working with all types of grout and tile. No matter what your needs are, we can guide you towards the best choice for your project. We can assist with the installation or the repair of grout. And if you are ready to give your grout a new look, we have many satisfying staining options that you can choose from. If you have questions or would like to get a quote for a tiling project of yours, do not hesitate to give us a call today! We would be happy to get you on the road to beautiful tile and grout.