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How to Choose the Right Grout Color For Denver Glass Tiles

July 19, 2017

Many homeowners are beginning to use Denver glass tiles on the backsplashes in their kitchens, which is a wise choice because of this material’s durability and beauty. But, there’s one more decision that you will have to make regarding the glass tiles. Choosing the grout color is just as important as picking the backsplash tiles, so don’t take this choice lightly. What color grout should you use between the tiles on your backsplash? Here are some tips to help you make this important decision:

Blended vs. Noticeable Pattern

Do you want people to be able to see the pattern of how the glass tiles were installed from a distance? Or would you rather the glass tiles blend together? If you want the tiles to blend together, it’s recommended that you choose a grout color identical to the base color of the tiles. This will allow people to focus on the beauty of the backsplash instead of the pattern of installation. However, if you want the pattern to be noticeable, choose a grout color that contrasts the main color of the tile. For instance, if you are installing white tiles, choose a charcoal gray grout.

Light vs. Dark Colors

How often do you plan on cleaning the backsplash in your kitchen? If you choose light colored grout, you will need to either commit to cleaning the grout on a regular basis or have it sealed to prevent staining. Dark colored grout hides more, so this is a great choice for homeowners who don’t want high maintenance materials.

Resale Value

If you plan on selling your home in the near future, don’t choose a grout color that is out of the ordinary. Instead, choose a light, neutral tan color, regardless of the color of the tiles. This is a classic choice that will appeal to every buyer, whereas choosing a grout color that contrasts or is similar to the tile may not.

Remember, you never know how a color will look once it’s been applied. For this reason, it’s in your best interests to test the grout before you give your contractor the green light to use it. Don’t test the grout on your backsplash—instead lay two pieces of tile down on a piece of cardboard and apply a layer of grout in the middle. This will allow you to get a better idea of what the color looks like without having to actually apply it in your kitchen first. Learn all about tile grout.

Now that you know how to choose the right grout for your tiles, it’s time to contact the professionals. Contact Natural Stone Sales for help with installing tile around your home. Our expert staff has been working one-on-one with customers in the Denver area for over three decades. We specialize in providing superior and personalized natural stone and hardwood services using only the highest quality products on the market. Contact us today to find out how we can create a beautiful custom look for your home!