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clé general grout recommendations

help with selecting grout for your glazed or unglazed tiles from clé

Grout color selection is always up to our client and/or their design professional. In the past we made recommendations based on the tile, however, the lighting and contractor preferences can greatly change our recommendation from a good one - to a problematic one. This is why we ask that you rely on the steps that we have spelled out for best grout color selections.
Due to the large array of grout colors that are now available, clé would like to offer this general guideline on a full proof 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 grout color charts for mapei (flexcolor cq/ultracolor plus fa), or their preferred grout manufacturer.
for unglazed and more porous tiles: mapei flexcolor CQ
for glazed tiles: mapei ultracolor plus FA
  • 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 from the contractor's color swatches. 
This is the most full proof way to select grout colors because all color can look very different in the space it's in.
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."