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20 August 2008 @ 09:33 pm
grouting questions  
For floor tiles, should we go with ivory grout, which will look better with the tiles, or grey grout, which will not look dirty so quickly? The tiles are random mosaic, with each bit being about the size of a pebble, so there'll be quite a bit of grout.

Master en-suite, so it'll be mostly us seeing them.
 
 
 
Tanyacartographer on August 20th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
Spose it depends on which looks worse, grey or slightly grubby ivory. I think I'd go with the ivory. Grouting's a pain in the ass to keep clean anyway, so it's not making that much difference. (Though I should note that this is coming from someone who has not cleaned the grouting in her shower in at least five months. Fail.)
a very caring potato: houseworkmollydot on August 20th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Good point.

It's good to get advice from someone with similar housework proclivities :-)
Siljasilja on August 20th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
grey
a very caring potatomollydot on August 20th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Ooo. One vote each way. I should have done a poll, shouldn't I?
Siljasilja on August 20th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
do one now :)
Ps: my vote is based on me being lazy.
a very caring potatomollydot on August 20th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Lazy is good :-)
luskslusks on August 21st, 2008 06:58 am (UTC)
My understanding is the grey grout is for flooring as it is a heavier grout for the area where most weight is on it. What does your tiler say?
a very caring potatomollydot on August 21st, 2008 08:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comment.

If I remember correctly, we had previously agreed ivory. He called yesterday to ask again, and talked to my husband. As far as I know (not having talked to him directly), he's suggesting grey only for dirt, not for other practical properties. This is a wet room type area (no shower tray), so we need special grout anyway. It could be that there's a smaller range of colours in that type, but still a range.