The Often Overlooked: Grout

So you’re doing a kitchen/bath remodel. You’ve thoughtfully selected the cabinets, hardware, countertop, and tile accents. You’ve covered everything, right? Oh but what about that stuff in between the tile? Granted not many people think long and hard about their grout color selection; that’s exactly why we’re writing this post. Grout is often an easy choice, just go with the one that blends best with the tile. It can be that easy, but it can also be so much more than that.

When choosing grout color, there’s many overlooked aspects that come into play. It can really make or break a space, so what are some questions you need to answer before installing? We have them right here to make sure you achieve the mood you’re looking for.

Is your pattern busy or simple?

If you’re looking to really enunciate the pattern of the tile, choosing a darker grout color will achieve this. By distinctly outlining the pattern, it’ll bring interest and carry the eye across the room. Going with a lighter color will tone down the impact of the tile and help it blend into the background of the room. If you’re looking to create a comfortable, peaceful space, this option would be the best to blend all the elements on what seems like a blank canvas.

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White grout assures this pattern doesn’t become overwhelming.

Is it in an area with heavy traffic?

Whether it’s going under your toes or above a countertop, if the tile is going to see a lot of action, it’s better to pick a mid-tone to dark grout. In bathrooms and rooms like the foyers with heavy traffic, dirt will be carried and fall into hard to clean crevices. Above sinks and ovens, this will hide stains from splashing grease. Unless you plan on cleaning it often, picking darker colors will save stress and help maintain the cleanliness of your home. If the area doesn’t need constant upkeep, feel free to choose a lighter grout.

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The black grout will hide years of dirt coming through the door

Is the space small or large?

Whether it is a small or big space can effect your choice, too. When dealing with a tighter space, say a half bath, lighter grout will maintain a more airy feel, with room to spare. If you’re looking for at a large room, like a kitchen/dining room, the color of the grout is not as big of a deal. Mid-tones often work well in spaces like this with their busy schedules and expansion, you don’t want the room to feel too busy.

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A clean contrast style complemented by black grout on white tile.

Have you thought about colored grout?

Colored grout is lesser known, but a valid choice depending on the mood you want the room to set. With new ideas being brought in every released collection, options vary from glittered grout to your favorite color. The benefits of picking one of these options is it adds personality to a space or adds color without being too obvious or overwhelming. Going out of your comfort zone in this manner is clever, for you can change the color of grout quite easily, it’ll eventually become one with the space.

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This neon yellow grout choice is very modern.

This year, April 9-12th, we’re attending The Coverings Show in Orlando. At this event all about tile, coverings, and connections, you’ll be able to find the latest products in the market. Keep up on new trends with us and register for the expo for a once in a lifetime experience! Follow their pages for more information, linked below.

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Best of Houzz – 6 years running!!

A.Clore Interiors of Sanford, FL
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home
Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs
Sanford, FL, January 20, 2019 – A.Clore Interiors has won
“Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design.

Our firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users
that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling
and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and
Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz
community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on
Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose
images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to
excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every
metro area on Houzz.

“Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who
are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza
Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners
chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight
those winners on the Houzz website and app.”

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About A.Clore Interiors
A.Clore Interiors is a full-service, Florida licensed interior design firm specializing in luxury residential and commercial interiors.

With over a decade of experience in interior design, Amber Clore has trained and developed the strongest team in the interior business that will work with you in developing a basic design program and provide you with a high-quality design consultation experience.

At A.Clore Interiors, our main objective is to cater to each client’s design dreams then create unique spaces that express their individual style. #FL6200

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