Pet-Friendly Grout: Keep your Pets Safe and Happy

July 26, 2018
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Let's face it, your pets are a part of your family. Your pets keep you company, bring a smile to your face, and love you unconditionally. They trust you to feed them, give them water and to provide them with a warm and safe living environment. You love your pets and do your best to take good care of them. You would never do anything to put your pets in danger, so when choosing the materials for your home tile flooring project, one of the first things you should consider is the grout you use for the project and how it could affect your pets.

Man Measuring Tiles With Dog Beside Him
Pets spend a great deal of time on the floor. They sleep on the floor, they lick the floor, and they roll around on the floor. Your pets come into contact with the floor more than any other member of your family. That's why it's so important to ensure the products used for your tile floor installations adhere to the highest standard of safety, not only for members of your family, but for those wonderful pets that make your family so happy. Wouldn't it be great to find a grout product that is not only safe for your family, including your pets, but not harmful to the environment as well? The Tile Doctor feels the same way you do, and that's why their Starlike Grout products are completely safe and non-toxic.



The Best Grout for Your Pets and Your Family

Tile floors have long been considered one of the most sanitary options for flooring, but tile floors require grout to fill in the spaces between the tiles. Many people don't put much thought into the grout beyond the function it serves. A lot of contractors are still using cement grout, which is porous and susceptible to cracking, peeling, and holding moisture. Cement grout is really an inferior product that can present health issues if it begins to absorb moisture, as it creates mold and mildew. This can be a health risk for everyone in your family, including your beloved pets. The porous nature of cement grout means it can absorb all kinds of moisture, including the remnants of your cleaning supplies or pesticides. Cement grout that hasn't been properly sealed is especially prone to this kind of moisture absorption.

Epoxy Grout is a far superior product to cement grout, but some epoxy grout products contain leaching antimicrobials to help them maintain cleanliness and to inhibit the growth of bacteria that can be harmful to your family and your pets. Many of these antimicrobials are not as effective as claimed, so all that happens is your pets are subjected to unnecessary chemicals that don't bring any value to your floor installations.

It's important to consider not only the effect toxic grout will have in the long run, but to also consider the dangers toxic grout might pose during the installation process. Even with proper ventilation and a strict adherence to safety precautions, toxic grout can be dangerous. Even short-term exposure presents risks to your family and pets that aren't necessary. These health risks can be avoided simply by using high-quality, non-toxic grout products.

This is where The Tile Doctor comes in. We are the exclusive distributor of Litokol Grout products, including the superior Starlike Grout. Starlike Grout is epoxy grout, so it is far better than cement grout to start with. Since epoxy grout does not require sealing like cement grout does, you avoid the risk of using grout sealers that are dangerous or pose a threat to your pets. With Starlike Grout, you have the added benefit of a product that is 100% safe for your family, including your beloved pets that spend so much time coming into contact with the floor in your home. Here are just a few of the benefits of Starlike Grout:
  • Starlike Grout is impervious to messes, spills, and dirt infiltration. It's easy to care for and requires only regular cleaning with gentle non-toxic products. Harsh cleaners are not necessary for maintaining a beautiful look.

  • Starlike grout DOES NOT contain leaching antimicrobials that many grouts require to help them maintain cleanliness. This means your pet can roll around on the floor or lick the floor without you worrying about him coming into contact with heavy metals, pesticides or other toxic chemicals that are unhealthy and unnecessary.

  • Starlike Grout is non-corrosive, unlike many other high-performance grouts, you can install it and dispose of it with confidence that you and the environment will be safe. You can also rest assured that the quality of your daily life will not be negatively affected, and that Starlike Grout has the lowest level of negative impact on your environment as possible. Because of its industry-leading Non-VOC formulas, the inside air quality is the best for you and your pets.

High Resistant Grout With Dog on Floor

Starlike Grout Offers Aesthetics Combined with Superior Performance

The Tile Doctor not only believes in keeping your family safe with a tile floor solution that is safe for your family, your pets, and the environment, we also believe in providing you with a grout that lets you show off your inner designer without sacrificing performance. That's because Starlike Grout products come in over 159 colors and finishes that will fit any design or style you have in mind, and each of these grout products are completely safe and designed to last the life of your tile floor and beyond.



Litokol Starlike Grout is by far the best epoxy grout in the world today, not only for its safety factor, but because it doesn't sacrifice quality and choice. Starlike Grout is durable, highly resistant to stains, mold and mildew, keeps its superior color consistency, and doesn't require any type of sealant. It's perfect for indoor and outdoor use, safe for your family, and easy to install.

Starlike Grout comes in a variety of color collections, so you will have absolute control over the look of your tile installation from start to finish. There's the Starlike Classic Grout Collection, which brings you traditional and classic colors for a classic approach to design. There's also the Starlike Glamour Grout Colors, which lets you add brighter, more unique colors to make any tile installation look beautiful and stunning. The Starlike Metallic Grout Collection brings the look of traditional metals to your design. The Starlike Crystal Glass Grout Jewels collection features the dazzle of precious jewels to your spectacular tiles. The Tile Doctor also offers the Starlike Color Crystal Grout which keeps the aesthetic characteristics of any surface. It's non-absorbent, easy to clean, and ideal for environments where there will be exposure to high humidity, chemicals, and UV rays. It's perfect for mosaics that feature various shades of one color. There are five colors available, each one carefully selected to ensure color consistency with mosaics that feature different shades of a single color, even when the mosaics are not transparent or opaque. Check out our color chart to find the look that works for you.

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The Tile Doctor cares about your family, including your pets. The environment is as important to us as it is to you, and that starts with the environment you live in. You work hard to ensure you take the safety of your pets into account while thinking about the safety of your family, and we want to be a part of that process. That's why we only bring you non-toxic grout products you can rely on for safety, functionality, and aesthetics. You can always rely on The Tile Doctor to bring the best grout products available, without compromising the safety of your family and without causing harm to the environment.

Litokol Starlike Grout is the leading grout product in the world. Check out our extensive range of grout products. You won't find a more durable, stain resistant, longer-lasting, or safer grout anywhere. For more information about Starlike grout visit our Starlike Grout Products page and learn how you can use Starlike grout to artistically enhance your next tile installation while keeping your pets pampered and safe with pet-friendly grout.

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