All About Grouting
Grout is a type of mortar used to fill joins in between tiles. It normally consists of water, cement, and sand; or cement and water. It is Applied in semi-liquid form spread into joints. Once hardened, the grout creates a water-resistant seal.
The two main types of grout are epoxy and cement-based grout. Shower Solutions uses cement based grout because we believe there are too many disadvantages when using epoxy grout.
Disadvantages of Epoxy Grout
- Once epoxy grout has hardened it is practically impossible to remove.
- If your house sustains any structural movement causing the joints to open up repairing the area becomes very difficult and expensive.
- Epoxy grouts are hazardous and should be handled with extreme care.
- Epoxy grout is expensive even when the cost of sealants and other additives are taken into account.
- Epoxy grout can cause serious discoloration to certain surfaces
Advantages of Cement Based Grout
- Any repair work can be undertaken with ease and is cost effective
- Most tradesman are familiar with cement based grout
- Cement based grout additives on the market today are very effective in resisting water.
- Cement based grout can be sealed for extra water resistance.
- Cement based grouts today are sanitised and mould resistant