Old Stone House

Tile – Part Two

August 6, 2006

Filed under: Master Bathroom @ 10:05 pm

In terms of construction, today was an easy day. We grouted.

As mentioned in an earlier post, I have only laid a ceramic floor once before – granted, it was 300 square feet – but technically, I’ve only done it once. That floor was in our kitchen and extended to our bathroom, and at the time we chose a white grout. The room was out of square, and dark grout lines would have emphasized the shape of the room, hence we chose a product that would help camouflage the room. Once we had finished, the final result was stunning – the floor looked like a cloud. We were very happy with the results.

We WERE very happy with the results…

We later found that white grout is very hard to keep clean. We tried various tile grout cleaners, acids, paints etc. in an attempt to keep the grout lines white.  We have had little success. Despite the fact that we had applied a grout sealer, the white grout lines would either stain, or collect the dirty water from the mop. The bottom line is that to clean our kitchen floor properly, one must use a scrub brush. This isn’t the end of the world, but the luxury of simply passing a mop over the floor is fantasy. If we want the floor to look clean, we have to scrub.

Rather then repeat this mistake we used a light silver grout. It looks very nice and will undoubtedly be easier to clean.

Well off to the tub… or trim… or both…

1 Comment »

  1. Is the light silver grout easier to clean? Would you recommend it to others? If so,which brand did you use?

    Comment by Silcox — January 30, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

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