Last, but certainly not least, there is a lot to take into consideration when it comes to installation. For instance, which grout color to use, whether to use epoxy grout or cement grout, and which tile installer to use.
Grout color can be a big factor in a space. If you’re looking for something that pops, pick a color that will contrast with your tile. If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, select a neutral colored grout that will match the tile and be less noticeable. Traditionally grout lines are about 1/16”-3/16”, so try to choose a grout line that matches the look you’re going for with your tile.
When it comes to the choice between epoxy grout and cement grout, a lot of your decision will be based on what is the tile being used for. Epoxy grout is made from epoxy resins and is extremely durable as well as almost completely stain-proof. It’s perfect for wet areas such as bathroom floors and showers. Some epoxy grouts are made specifically for glass tile that use a finer filler that won’t scratch the glass. On the other hand, Cement grout, isn’t waterproof and can absorb water, which makes it better suited for dry areas such as entryway floors.
Finally, it’s important to choose a reputable contractor to install your tile. I encourage you to shop around and do a lot of research to find the most suitable candidate. Good resources for searching for a good installer include your local Builders Association or Houzz.com.