Do tiles need grout?

Do tiles need grout?

When you choose floor tile for your home, your next consideration will likely be grouting. Many homeowners want to know if tiles specifically require grouting, and that's what we are going to talk about in today's post, so you'll learn more about this topic as you search for the perfect flooring and options for your home.

Grout facts and floor tile

If you install ceramic or porcelain tiles, you should always use grout. It not only ensures stability between tiles, but it also works to keep dirt, debris, and other items from becoming lodged between the tiles or seeping beneath them.

Grout also ensures good water resistance, which further alleviates mold, mildew, and bacteria growth, especially in areas you can't readily see. Some homeowners ask about caulking instead of grouting, but we don’t recommend this either, as caulk can dry out, crack, and come loose from the tile.

You may install without grout if you use luxury vinyl tiles or all-natural stone. If you're considering one of these options, be sure to stop by our showroom and speak with a flooring professional to find out the facts about your specific materials today.

We invite you to our tile store for all your flooring needs

White Oak Flooring and Design is a tile shop where you can choose all your flooring materials, get answers to your questions, and plan the perfect experience overall. Our associates have years of experience and enjoy the opportunity to work with homeowners just like you for successful results.

We invite you to visit our Braselton, GA showroom any time you’re in the area for the outstanding and personalized service you deserve. If you are a resident of Hoschton, Jefferson, Winder, or Buford, we invite you to visit our tile store tile store whenever you’re in the area.