clé grout color recommendations

guidelines for picking your grout color

Grout color selection is always up to our client and/or their design professional. However, clé is often asked for our opinion on best grout selections for our tiles. Due to the large array of grout colors that are now available, clé would like to offer this general guideline on a foolproof grout color selection for any of your clé tiles.

  • First, have your professional tile contractor complete your tile installation, except for the grout portion.
  • Next, when ready to grout, ask your contractor to bring ALL grout color charts from his preferred grout manufacturers, for your review.
  • Lastly, choose a time of day when you are most pleased with the lighting in your space (either natural lighting, installed lighting or a blend of both). During that lighting and time of day, select the grout color that best matches your tile selection.

Note that clé only recommends the use of mapei flexcolor CQ and mapei ultracolor plus FA grout. For specific recommendations for which grout to use based on the tile you are installing and your installation area, please see our collection installation and maintenance guides.

The full mapei grout color catalogue contains 40 colors to choose from. Visit the
mapei website to view.

If you would like some additional suggestions - please check out our power of grout blog post, here.

    For more technical and specific grout information including recommended grout joint info, please refer to the resource guides for the tile you are planning to install. Resource guides can be found at the bottom of each product page on the website under "product specifications" and in installation guides under help menu.