Are you a homeowner looking to update your pool, kitchen, or bathroom? Maybe you’re a contractor tasked with giving your customers the highest quality and longer-lasting results. No matter who you are, epoxy grout is the best option for any job! Anywhere you install it, epoxy is the best material to pair with your new tile.
In this blog post, we explain four reasons why epoxy grout is simply the best choice for all tile installations.
It’s the best grout for pools
If you’ve ever built, or renovated a pool, you know how important choosing quality materials is. Because pools are exposed to harsh elements the pool grout used must be even more durable than those used for interiors.
Unlike cementitious grouts, epoxy is made up of two components: a resin and a hardener. Together, they create a chemical reaction that results in a durable, waterproof seal.
Moreover, epoxy grout is incredibly flexible, which means it can withstand movement and vibration without cracking or breaking. This is particularly important when installing glass tiles. Changes in temperature cause glass to expand and contract. Epoxy grout is flexible enough to allow for this shifting without the pressure that can potentially cause it to crack.
Another reason it’s fantastic for pools is because of the limitless color options it offers. When it comes to choosing colors to match your pool tile, the possibilities can seem overwhelming. That's where grouts like those from the Starlike EVO collection come in handy. They feature over 200 colors to choose from, helping you to complete your dream pool exactly as you imagined it!
Whether you prefer bright and bold colors or more neutral tones, there is something for everyone. With the right combination of colors, you can create a visual masterpiece that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Additionally, the collection offers the Crystal EVO 700, color-changing grout. This unique grout has color adaptive properties that reflect the color of glass tile back into the grout joints.
What does that mean? It means it creates the illusion of the grout lines disappearing. This elegant style will help to elevate the look of your pool and backyard!
It's the easy-to-clean grout option
Epoxy provides a no-hassle option for keeping your tile grout clean and looking brand new for years to come! Because it’s a 100% non-porous material, there are no tiny crevasses for kitchen debris and bathroom muck to build up.
This makes it the best grout for kitchens since you don’t need to worry about food splashes and potential grout stains! A simple wipe-down with mild soap and a sponge is all you need.
Kitchens aside, it makes for the best grout for bathrooms as well. When looking to tile your shower, you need to make sure to use grout for wet areas. This will not only keep your shower tiles safe but will keep dirt and grime from ruining your beautiful grout!
Better yet, it doesn’t require any type of sealing to achieve its waterproof seal! Once it’s installed your tile will be looking great and will be simple to maintain immediately.
It lasts longer than traditional cement grout
Looking for grout that will last you for years to come? Look no further than epoxy grout!
Unlike traditional cementitious grout, epoxy will not crack over time. Nobody wants their beautiful tiles to look like a ruined mess. Epoxy grout will save you time, hassle, and not to mention additional repair costs.
Unlike traditional grouts that use a stain to achieve color, the Starlike EVO epoxy grout has the color baked right in! Not only does that provide a much more consistent look, but it makes it resistant to fading from UV exposure.
It’s also durable enough to withstand strong pool chemicals and severe weather conditions. It truly is the ultimate choice for long-lasting grout!
As we mentioned previously, epoxy grout is 100% waterproof. This characteristic not only makes it easy to clean and maintain, but it also makes it resistant to bacteria growth!
With nowhere for germs to hide, they can't grow. With epoxy grout you can rest easy knowing you’re keeping your family and pets safe and healthy.
It’s an Eco-friendly grout option
As more people become environmentally conscious, the demand for non-toxic and eco-friendly materials is on the rise. Thankfully, there are now many options available for consumers who want to make more sustainable choices.
Litokol takes the health and safety of its customers seriously. They are also conscious of the effects of materials on the environment. Because of this, they developed ZHERO Risk – an exclusive program that includes all products from their Starlike EVO collection.
With ZHERO Risk you’re getting a durable, beautiful product that is the only true environmentally friendly grout on the market!
Some of the benefits of ZHERO Risk include:
- Ultra-low VOC emissions
- No strong odors
Using non-toxic and eco-friendly materials doesn't have to be a compromise. You can still achieve the design of your dreams and feel good about your purchase.
There are a number of reasons why you should choose epoxy grout over cement-based products. But before you buy, we want to take a moment and point out a few things:
- Epoxy grout requires professional installation. This is not a product for the typical DIY project. You will need a skilled professional with experience using this type of material.
- Always request a sample kit or channel stick samples to compare next to your chosen tile. This is important when choosing to include an additive like the one used in Blu Zaffiro with the Spotlight shimmer pack. This additive adds large specks of glitter throughout and you should make sure this is the look you want.
- It’s always recommended that you purchase a little more than what you calculate your project will require. It will save you time and trouble should there be an accidental spill or mistake. Always consult your professional about this when planning your project.
With its amazing durability epoxy grout stands as one of the most sought-after products on the market. It will provide you with long-lasting results you'll love for years to come! Contact our design consultants today and get started creating your dream home now!