According to Merriam Webster's Dictionary, one of the definitions of Aesthetics is "pleasing in appearance." Aesthetics are an important part of our everyday lives. Everywhere we go, we take in the way things look, whether we process it outwardly or on a subconscious level. Even if we realize it or not, the appearance of something can have a profound effect on our mood, our health, and the way in which we look at the world around us. Where we live, work, and businesses we frequent are places where aesthetics really come into play. Making these places look appealing is of the utmost importance, and there are many ways to do it.
Tile and mosaic work are two ways to give a home, workplace, or public business the kind of appearance that will attract positive attention. Glass tiles can be one of the most creative ways to bring beauty to any home or work environment. For homeowners, glass tile lends an air of elegance to any room in the house and can even bring up the value of a home. For business owners who deal with the public, glass tiles are a great way to bring a touch of beauty and warmth that can attract customers. Glass tiles in a work environment might be ideal for creating a mood that's conducive to a more productive work environment. Many studies have shown that a more pleasant appearance can help better focus employees.
What is Glass Tile?
Glass has been a part of our culture for many centuries, widely used in architectural applications throughout the world. Some of the most famous buildings in the world have used glass tiles and mosaics as an important feature of their appearance. One of the biggest design applications for glass is tiling for walls. If glass tiles are made from recycled glass, using them in your construction and remodeling projects can help the environment. Whether you're using glass tiles and mosaics in a living room, bathroom, an office space, or a restaurant, the aesthetic value can't be denied. Translucent or colored glass tiles, or even a combination of the two, offer the perfect way to create design effects ranging from chic, flashy and elegant to classy.
Of course, working with glass requires using grout, and these days even a seemingly simple product like grout can be used to not only complement the beauty of glass tiles and mosaics, but to enhance their gorgeous appearance as well.
Specialized Grout Products for Glass Tile and Mosaic Work
With today's demand for trendy and artistic excellence, glass tiles and mosaics are popular. Grout, of course, is a necessary part of any tile project, but what is the best grout for glass tile?
Traditional cement-based grout is out and epoxy grout is in. Epoxy grout requires no sealing and is ideal in situations where cement-based grout fails. Epoxy grout is durable and great for high traffic areas, and since it isn't porous like cement-based grout, it doesn't stain and will not crack and peel. It also doesn't attract mold and mildew like cement-based grout. Used in its functional sense, with no eye toward its aesthetic value, grout is simply a product for keeping tiles in place. These days, however, smart contractors, home remodelers, designers, and homeowners are taking advantage of grout to enhance their home or business' eye appeal.
What you don't want to use for glass tile is traditional grout with a cement base. Not only is cement-based grout susceptible to stains, the appearance doesn't live up to the elegance and beauty of glass tiles and glass mosaics.
What is the Best Grout for Glass Tile?
The best grout for glass tile is a high-quality, durable grout that's stain resistant, easy to use, and has the aesthetic properties to work well with your glass tiles and mosaics. The Tile Doctor is the answer when you need to find the best grout available for working with glass tile and mosaics. We offer excellent epoxy resin grouts to make your glass tile projects stand out as something exceptional and something to behold. We exclusively offer Litokol grout products, which use no pigments, have great color consistency, and are non-toxic, making them safe for installers and for the environment.
Our specialty products, like Starlike Crystal Glass Grout
, are among the many innovative solutions provided for construction and remodeling projects involving glass tile and mosaics. Starlike Crystal Glass Grout is the ideal way to enhance and elevate the eye appeal of your glass tile work and glass mosaic designs.
When you work with glass tile, it is important the grout products you use help bring out and accent, rather than detract, from the attractiveness of the glass tiles. For glass mosaic projects and artistic installations, Starlike Crystal Glass Grout is the perfect choice. Starlike Crystal Glass Grout is a translucent grout made with tiny hollow glass beads that reflect and refract light. The translucency of the grout actually bends light and takes on the color characteristics of the glass tile or mosaics being used. This means there is no need for colored grout. The light refracting qualities of Starlike Crystal Glass Grout takes on a neutral or translucent look, perfectly complementing the tiles or mosaics you're working with.
Starlike Crystal Glass Grout is durable enough to hold up in just about any environment, indoors or outdoors, including pools, hot tubs, areas where there is heavy steam present, and areas with heavy traffic. This grout is non-shrinking and has a high-compression strength, which makes it durable and capable of handling harsh chemicals. Starlike Crystal Glass grout is great for floor or wall tiles in kitchens, bathrooms, and anywhere else you would use glass tile. Since this grout consists of an epoxy resin blend, it's even easier to clean up than traditional epoxy grout. Its glass aggregate content makes Litokol epoxy products far superior. There are no pigments used and grout color is consistent throughout. It's also easier to apply than traditional epoxy grout products and easier to clean.
Another great product from The Tile Doctor is our Starlike Color Crystal Grout
, which is designed to enhance the inherent beauty of glass mosaic projects. This crystal grout comes in five carefully crafted colors and is designed to give a consistent appearance to glass tiles with varying shades of color. It even helps bring consistency to mosaics that have different materials and textures, allowing you to create a smooth, uniform look throughout your projects. Our Starlike Color Crystal grout keeps the aesthetics of your original surface and will last a lifetime. It's non-absorbent and easy to keep clean. The epoxy-resin blend made with small particle size beads is the key to Starlike Color Crystal grout's fluidity and what makes it so easy to apply and keep clean.
Forget about dull, flat grout products and join the ranks of satisfied customers who understand that quality, functionality, and artistic vision can go hand in hand. Use Tile Doctor's translucent Starlike grout products to bring your glass and tile projects to life. The shimmering brilliance and the high quality of our grout products are all you need to breath life into any glass tile project. Whether you're designing an interior or exterior glass tile or glass mosaic presentation, Starlike Crystal Glass Grout and Starlike Color Crystal grout are the choices for contractors, homeowners, renovation experts, and home design experts everywhere.
The Tile Doctor is the exclusive North American distributor for Litokol, the world leading boutique grouting product line. Litokol grouting products are widely used and well-respected around the world, not only for quality and performance, but also for the aesthetic value they bring to any tile or mosaic installation. Whether you're looking for products for glass tile installations or other types of tile projects, Starlike grouting products
from The Tile Doctor are the choice of professionals who appreciate true quality and innovative ways to make your tile installations stand out from the rest.
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