Laticrete Sanded Grout MSDs is becoming increasingly popular with professional painters who want to reproduce the look and feel of natural marble. Available in a variety of colors, Laticrete Sanded Grout comes in the same durable material as our most popular ceramic tiles. Its smooth surface and rich coloration make it ideal for use on all types of finished surfaces. This type of grout is similar in appearance to polished marble. The secret to the longevity and resilience of this type of tile is its manufacturing using abrasive materials.
Laticrete is a combination of marble sand and a resin medium. This sand is fine grouted using particles of limestone that have been finely ground. Then, the fine grouted tiles are dipped into a resins liquid that has many different chemical ingredients in varying strengths. The purpose of the resins is to create a rigid final product that can withstand staining and still stand up to high traffic. This type of tile is sealed between two thin layers of plastic film after installation.
The tiles themselves will be colored either through the use of a highly pigmented epoxy or a specially designed UV dye. These dyes penetrate the grout and change the color of the tile quickly and permanently. Because this is a new process, there are some color differences in the finished project. If the original color of the grout is dark, then the finished project may appear lighter due to the presence of a lighter color stain. Another way to increase the depth and richness of the finished design is by adding more translucent minerals that give the tile a translucent, “shimmery” appearance.
Once the Laticrete sanded grout is installed, it should be thoroughly dried to prevent staining and discoloration. Professional contractors usually use air dryers to speed the drying process. The complete drying time will depend on the climate where the business is located and how much exposure the finished tile gets. Some people like their finished floor to last as long as possible, while others want it to dry as fast as possible.
While there are several types of surface finishes available for Laticrete, the most popular is the sanded finish. This process leaves your floors with a very professional look, but without having to have it stripped and repainted. Sanded grout also provides a very durable surface that will not allow dirt and other stains to set in, making it the ideal surface for individuals who do a great deal of entertaining. It is also very easy to maintain and clean.
When choosing the color of the grout, it is important to keep in mind what the color will do to the room. In addition to the type of room and the amount of traffic there, the specific color of the grout will also affect the cost of the installation. For example, dark colors will be much more expensive than light ones. Another aspect of the color you choose is also related to maintenance and cleanliness. Dark colors will require more cleaning and maintenance than light colored tiles.
The color of the grout has several aspects to consider. For example, a dark blue color will show up dirt and dust much more clearly than a light blue tile. If there is a lot of furniture in the room, then you might opt for a dark blue tile to reflect the light and provide a fresh look. If the room has a lot of sunlight streaming through the windows, then you may want to choose white grout. White tiles reflect the sun’s heat more easily than do the darker shades.
Laticrete sanded grout can be purchased at most tile stores or ordered online. The price ranges vary widely depending on the type of color you select and the number of tiles you order. Some manufacturers offer free shipping for large orders, while some will charge a flat rate for large orders. In general, your best option for finding affordable prices is to shop around and compare the prices of a few different suppliers.