It is very important to choose the right color of grout. Therefore, this step need to be taken seriously. Choices colorand grout , there are several. According to the classic technology, it is selected by the darkest shade of the laid tiles. This is true for tiles dark tones. In the case of the light tile grout is selected for the lightest tone. White or devilcolorNaya grout is ideal.
The color of the grout you can also choose on the basis of their considerations and preferences. It can blend in with the colors ofom tiles or, conversely, contrast. If the tiles are laid on the floor, it is best to choose a grout in a tone or one tone darker. For wall tiles, choose a grout in the same tone or one shade lighter. Difficult to determine colorohms grout for mosaic. First, try to wipe the mosaic sheet raznoshennoy grout, to understand how it can change the overall tone of the composition.
A few words about the quality of the product. The most durable grout made of epoxy resin, thanks to which they do not absorb moisture. This means that the fungus you are not afraid. Also, epoxy grout is not afraid of household cleaners, while maintaining its original color for a long time (50 years).
Grout, made with the addition of the latex is also comfortable to use. Although for best effect you have to additionally apply a layer of moistureproof varnish, designed for use with grout. Causing the lacquer, you get almost does not absorb and permanently retain their color coating.
Conventional grout are, of course, cheaper than the rest, but well absorb moisture, which ultimately can lead to a blurring of the grout layer. And color your they keep for a while.
Advice 2: How to change the color of the grout
Tile grout has a great ornamental value – it gives the veneer finish and hides the defects of masonry. Properly selected color cement or epoxy mixture emphasizes the beauty of the tiles, allows you to create a holistic impression of the interior. To not have to frequently update or completely change the stitches, choose appropriate building materials. If, nevertheless, the color of the finished grout does not suit you, try to change it.
You will need
- polymer varnish;
- - tinting paste;
- coloured grout.
Learn the techniques of processing tile joints and try to prevent errors during the repair. To the light color grout in the future is not changed, after removal of excess mixture from the tiles and smooth the joints be sure to remove the moisture gathered between the tiles. When joints are completely dry, it is advisable to grind them using a cotton cloth. If the room is dry, the seams moisturize, but only after 2-3 hours after grouting works. Use only clean water, or white mixture can be painted.
Apply on stained grout joints specialized glossy varnish for tiles, designed to give the veneer a decorative effect "smooth stone". Choose products of famous brands (such as "paint", Mapei, Cargo, Derufa, and others) and follow the manufacturer's instructions. This tool is able to update an ugly color of grout, to give it gloss. In addition, part of the polymer will be protected from the fungus will penetrate grout mix and make it moisture proof.
Experiment with different tinting pastes, which are recommended by manufacturers for tile grout. In DIY stores you can find a rich palette of colors. With their help, you can prepare decorative grout mixture in white or reinforce the tone color. Usually in a small number of ready-made grout mass is added the right color and carefully is made. The resulting colored mixture should be gradually added to the grout and constantly stir until you get uniform color.
Verify the color of the grout on the sample of ceramic tiles to verify the correctness of the choice of colour. It is important that the resulting mixture was left on the tile with permanent stains. Wait until tinted probe fully hardens, its color can be not as expected.
Be prepared for the fact that a homemade colored grout may be dull, or potosky over time. If you want to nicely handle tile seams, it is advisable to splash white mixture and immediately buy color well-known company – it is reliable pigmentidega in terms of large-scale production.
Carefully consider the color of the future veneers. Designers are advised to pick up the grout on the principle of contrast: light tiles dark joints and Vice versa. This method emphasizes the geometry of the pattern of the tile lining. Neutral tones cement or epoxy blends suitable for different types of coating. Contrasting same color should be selected carefully depending on its design ideas.
Advice 3: How to change the grout on the tile
Quite often it happens that a year after the repair, the grout lines begin to look sloppy. This is particularly a problem for the floor and the bottom edge of the walls. If the design of the room you used light-colored tile, then any impurities and defects in joints immediately catch the eye.
You will need
- - saw joints;
- - roller or sponge;
- - spatula;
- - grout;
- - a solution of vinegar (1:1);
- - rags.
First, you need to buy new grout and carefully read the instructions. You can use a special grout, dirt-repelling, for example "Dolphin", "Atlas" or Mapei. Specify how much time is needed to ensure that new joints have dried up. Try to keep the new material coincides with the previous property and the composition, as there is a possibility that the old grout will not be able to remove it completely. In this case, too strong differences in the composition of cements can lead to delamination of the material.
First of all, you need to remove the old grout. This can be done fully or partially (depending on damage). First, treat the seams with a solution of vinegar, and then using the saw seams to get rid of old grout. During this process, be especially careful in order to prevent various chips and damage the edges of the tile.
Released seams moisten with water. Excess moisture should be removed with a soft cloth. Pre-prepared grout put in place with a spatula. Proceed with this as usually when grouting ceramic tile. Don't forget to align the seams between the tiles. It is easy to do with the help of special instrument – pointing.
Remove excess grout with a wet sponge. In order to extend the service life of your new stitches, you can also cover them with a special sealant. This is especially true for bathrooms and other high humidity areas. Sealing seams is only after complete drying of the grout.
After completing all the procedures on your tiles can be unsightly stains and opacities. You can delete them using the same vinegar solution and a soft cloth. RUB the tile until it is completely dry and the disappearance of divorce.
If you changed the grout due to the fact that it crumbled, and the new soon began to behave in the same way, so this kind of grouts are not suitable for the premises. Consult with a specialist, it might be the surface of the wall or floor, or the room is excessively humid.
Do not skimp on the grout for the tiles. Choose a quality material of proven brands.