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NickWa 04-24-2012 07:23 AM

Grout color for grey porcelain 12x12
 
Not sure if this belongs here or the flooring/tiles forum but will try here.

Have the tile below for laundry room, doing white cabinets, our washer and dryer are white, and the counter top will be a lighter color on the grey side (with stainless sink). Not decided on wall color, either a light aqua color or light yellow color.

Advice on grout color? Wife said maybe just match it to the tile but I don't want it to disappear. Don't want to go too light in case it gets dirty/changes color over time.

The laundry room is 5x15.

THANKS!

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user1007 04-24-2012 06:23 PM

I would go a shade or two darker gray.

firehawkmph 04-24-2012 06:35 PM

Just about every tile job I do we match the tile. Contrasting grout was popular around here 20 years ago, but not so much anymore. It's your choice, do what you want. When you get done, seal it so it stays clean.
Mike Hawkins:)

user1007 04-24-2012 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by firehawkmph (Post 906651)
Just about every tile job I do we match the tile. Contrasting grout was popular around here 20 years ago, but not so much anymore. It's your choice, do what you want. When you get done, seal it so it stays clean.
Mike Hawkins:)

Ordinarily I would agree but grey is tricky and darkening of the grout seems to show up more so than with other tiles from my observation. I think it safer to just go a shade darker but can be talked out of it with a decent sealer I suppose.

NickWa 04-25-2012 07:04 AM

I do have a sealer ready to go. Finished about 55/75 square feet of the laundry room last night. Back was killing me, it was 1 am, and I had to work early so I shut it down when the mud ran out. Will finish it off after work tonight and hopefully do the grouting tomorrow night. Tile is a lot more work than I was expecting!

firehawkmph 04-25-2012 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by NickWa (Post 907058)
Tile is a lot more work than I was expecting!

Hey, if it was easy, everybody would be doing it.:laughing:
post some pics when you're done so we can see how it turned out.
Mike Hawkins:)


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