What Kind of Grout Do You Use for Mosaics?

February 13, 2019
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A mosaic is not just a decorative feature, it can truly be a piece of art. Many mosaics can work as the centerpiece for a room. Mosaics are pictures or designs formed by arranging a variety of materials together to form the designs. The materials are typically varied in color and can be anything from stone and glass pieces to tiles, or any combination of these hard materials. Tile grout is used to secure these materials in place. Mosaics can be any size and can be found indoors or outdoors in a commercial or residential building or house. There really are no hard and fast rules when creating a mosaic because it is a work of art. When you've put the effort into creating a beautiful mosaic, you want to make sure it stands up to the test of time, so what kind of grout do you use for mosaics?

Modern and Stylish Mosaics

Don't Use Cement-Based Grout for Mosaics

Actually, there are no specific requirements for the type of grout you would use for a mosaic. The type of grout and the method of application is the same as it would be for any type of tiling project. The one thing we can suggest regarding the kind of grout you would use for a mosaic project is to avoid using cement-based grout. As we've pointed out before, cement-based grouts are porous and highly susceptible to staining, cracking, and to absorbing water, which can cause the growth of mold and other fungi, and simply don't hold up well in moist environments. Cement-based grouts are not something you want to use on a beautiful mosaic project. The risk of staining, cracking, and other types of degradation put your mosaics at risk. Even properly sealed cement-based grout can be subject to these issues if it isn't regularly re-sealed and maintained.

Epoxy Grout for Mosaics

You want to treat a work of art with respect and care. Just as a museum would do with a priceless painting, you want to preserve your mosaics in the best condition possible. Starting with a high-quality epoxy grout is the first step toward doing that. Epoxy grout is stronger than cement-based grout, it's resistant to stains and cracking, and can hold up under a variety of environmental conditions. This is the grout you want to use for your mosaics to ensure the hard work you put into them is protected under all conditions.

Different Mosaic Shapes and Colors

The Best High-Quality Epoxy Grout for Your Mosaics

So what kind of grout do you use for mosaics? Starlike grout from the Tile Doctor is the best choice for your fine mosaics. Starlike Grout is the highest quality epoxy grout on the market. It's non-toxic, easy to work with, and will stand the test of time. That's because Starlike Grout is durable, stain resistant, and ideal for all types of conditions, including areas where there is extreme weather or moist environments.

Different Artistic Mosaics
Starlike Grout not only has the ability to withstand the elements of nature, heavy traffic, and everyday wear and tear, it is also prized for its aesthetic appeal. There are over 159 colors and finishes, giving you a wide palette of colors to choose from. Whether you are looking for subtle classic colors like those found in the Starlike Classic Grout Collection or more flashy colors like those found in the Starlike Glamour Grout Collection, you'll find the appropriate grout colors to complement your mosaics. Our Crystal Glass Grout Jewels can add sparkle to your mosaics and our Metallic Grout Collection can add the reflective properties of a variety of metals. This range of colors provides you with enough artistic choices to really add vibrancy and personality to your mosaic projects. By using Starlike Grout for your mosaic projects, you not only have access to a range of great colors and finishes, you can be sure the quality of the product will protect your beautiful mosaics.

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