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Pros & Cons: Dark Grout in the Bathroom






When choosing tiles for the bathroom, shape, colour and texture decisions factor in immediately, but one aspect that can strongly impact the final look is often a mere afterthought. Choosing the right grout colour can make all the difference, so it's worth thinking about when planning the overall look of your bathroom.


Using a light coloured grout, particularly in conjunction with white tiles, can produce a bright, clean look, but it is a very high maintenance choice. Even with consistent cleaning it is nearly impossible to protect it from staining and discoloration over time. Because of this, dark grout has gained in popularity.


Choosing a grout that is darker in colour helps conceal dirt and is less likely to change in colour as quickly as a light coloured grout. It can also enhance the look of the bathroom, helping light tiles to look even lighter. Dark grout against a light tile can help the look from being too washed out and can help anchor the white and provide some substance to the look.

Dark grout is not without its own set of issues though. While it is not necessary to clean it with the same attention to detail as you would with white grout, it is necessary to wipe it off very regularly. Dark grout can lose its colour when cleaned with products that are too harsh or with tools that are too abrasive. Once the colour is impacted, it is difficult to bring it back to its original luster.


Using gentle cleaning products and adding a colour seal to dark grout can help maintain the colour longer.


Call us today on 01903 814044 or pop in for a free consultation at our Showroom in Steyning (77-79 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3RE)

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