Once you’ve settled on a new tile floor, you may feel like you have gotten over the biggest hurdle. While this is true, people often forget about the importance of choosing a grout color. Grout defines the tiles around it and can hugely affect the feel of a floor. This is especially true if you are using small tiles in a bathroom or kitchen. Floor Coverings International of Mooresville has put together a list of the most popular approaches for choosing grout color to help make your decision simpler.


If you want a floor that looks seamless and you aren’t trying to accentuate the shape of each tile, choosing a matching grout color is the right way to go. You can also choose a slightly lighter or darker shade of the same color to create a cohesive look while outlining each tile. We recommend this look for high-end tile like marble.


Want to make the tile really stand out? Choose a contrasting color for your grout. This is popular with black tiles and white grout, or white tile and a dark gray grout. We recommend this look for smaller tiles of a solid color in the bathroom or on the backsplash in your kitchen.


A neutral tone can be the perfect choice for patterned tile or a mosaic. When there is already a lot of detail, you don’t want the grout to overshadow the beauty of the tile itself. A neutral tan or cream blends in easily with the floor and allows the detail of the tile to take center stage.

Thinking about new tile floors? Call Floor Coverings International today to schedule a free in-home consolation! We serve the greater Mooresville area including Denver, Concord and North Charlotte in NC.

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