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ABOUT GROUT

What is Grout? Grout is the material that fills the joints between tiles. Because it is a hard material it locks the tiles together to form a monolithic floor or wall covering. It is also part of the decorative appearance of the tile. By varying the width of the joints between the tiles, the color of the grouting material, and even the texture of the grouting material one can enhance the appearance of the tile installation.

THE CERAMIC TILE AND STONE INDUSTRY RECOGNIZES
SEVERAL TYPES OF GROUT:

 
1. SINGLE-COMPONENT GROUTS

The latest development in grout technology is a patent-pending, single component grout with the stain resistance and color consistency of epoxy grouts and the workability of cement grouts. They are easier to install compared to an epoxy or urethane, yet offer the performance advantages of these products.

Fusion Pro® Single-Component Grout™

 

2. CEMENT BASED GROUTS

The most common type of grout is based on Portland cement. This is the traditional grout that has been used for centuries, though there have been many refinements to this basic form of grout. Today, high performance cements are used in conjunction with chemical modifiers that improve the performance (i.e. color uniformity, reduced efflorescence, stain resistance) of the grout.

Polyblend Sanded Grout
Polyblend Non-Sanded Grout
Prism SureColor Grout

 

3. EPOXY GROUTS

Epoxy grouts are formulated to work in harsh service applications (i.e. bottling facilities, dairies, etc.). Unlike Portland cement, which will break down when exposed to acids and other strong chemicals, epoxy grouts hold up to a variety of commonly-encountered chemicals. Additionally, epoxy grouts offer excellent stain resistance to common household contaminates, making them a desirable choice for kitchen and bath applications, For industrial grade applications, use CEG IG. For standard chemical resistance, choose CEG Lite. To read more about epoxy grouts, click here.

CEG-Lite 100% Solids Epoxy
CEG-IG 100% Solids Industrial Grade Epoxy Grout

 
4. PREMIXED GROUTS

Premixed, ready-to-use grouts are generally based on polymer latex. These products may take longer to cure than traditional Portland cement grout, but do benefit from lack of potential shading and offer better stain resistance.

SimpleGrout Pre-Mixed Grout




  Fusion Pro™
Click here to read more information on different grouts and installation recommendations