Grout 101 –
Sanded vs. Unsanded Grout
Sanded grout is required for grout spacing larger than 1/8”. Unsanded grout is used for grout spacing smaller than 1/8”. We recommend using SANDED grout for our mosaics and field tiles.
Choosing a Color
If your backsplash is monochromatic and/or neutral in color (black, white, grey) you’ll probably want to go with a black, white, or grey grout color. If your backsplash is colorful, a neutral grout works just fine but you might want to go with a tinted grout that plays to the warm or cool tones of the tile.
Choosing a Shade
After you’ve chosen whether you’ll be using a tinted or neutral grout, you’ll want to select a shade: Light, Medium, or Dark. Consider how much contrast you would like in the overall piece. If your tiles are a high contrast blend, we recommend a medium grout to bring out the dark and light colors in the tile. Above are examples of a monochromatic blend, a neutral blend, and a high contrast blend in light, medium, and dark grout colors. You can see how grout color and shade affects the tile!