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    • Possom
    • By Possom 15th Jul 17, 6:18 PM
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    Which grout colour with white gloss wall tiles?
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    • 15th Jul 17, 6:18 PM
    Which grout colour with white gloss wall tiles? 15th Jul 17 at 6:18 PM
    I am to have some white gloss wall tiles installed. I had assumed it would be best to use white grout with these.

    I happened to see a tv show recently in which someone mentioned that their wall tiles had been installed with a slightly darker grout and that this means it will be easier to maintain the clean look of the grout.

    So, with this in mind, do you think I should use white grout with these tiles or something darker? Any colour suggestions would be interesting.

    Thanks!
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    • casper_g
    • By casper_g 15th Jul 17, 6:48 PM
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    White will show up any unevenness on the joint widths less. But something like dark grey could look very striking and last a good while longer before it looks grubby. I'd only go with grey if I was very sure the tiler was good at planning to get nice placement of the joints.

    I think the most important question is whether you like the look of gloss white tiles with contrasting grout though!
    • missprice
    • By missprice 15th Jul 17, 6:58 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 6:58 PM
    Personally I dont like white tiles/dark grout
    See https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=white+tiles+dark+grout&prmd=isvn&source=l nms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZ946J7ovVAhVnBMAKHda uBkYQ_AUICSgB&biw=1138&bih=712&dpr=1.13

    But any other colour tile looks lovely with dark grout.
    I have dark muddy green tiles on bathroom floor with dark grey grout. Looks lovely.

    But it's a personal choice eh


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    • ic
    • By ic 15th Jul 17, 7:51 PM
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    I had white gloss metro tiles with manhattan grey grout, with a flat stainless steel edging. Looks great - the wall above is painted white, and its above a black gloss marble top.

    In my bathroom I have large grey marble effect tiles with white grout and white rounded plastic edging. The floor is black gloss marble tiles with anthracite (i.e. dark grey) grout. Again it all looks stunning.

    I feel white tiles with white grout looks basic and cheap - but then I don't know if you've got just basic square tiles or something more fancy. Pairing the grout right can really make a feature of a cheaper tile (my kitchen and bathroom tiles were cheap).

    You haven't said where you are installing the tiles, and what the rest of the room looks like?
    * my posts are made in good faith and only represent my own opinion, experience or understanding of a situation.
    • Possom
    • By Possom 15th Jul 17, 8:42 PM
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    I had white gloss metro tiles with manhattan grey grout,
    Originally posted by ic
    Yes, it's also metro tiles I'd be having installed using a "T" spacer to allow a brick formation.

    As casper_g infers grey is more likely to show up any unevenness on the joint widths. Perhaps there's also more chance of unevenness occurring when using a "T" spacer.
    • Polly05
    • By Polly05 15th Jul 17, 9:12 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 9:12 PM
    White tiles with grey grout is in fashion just now, but I don't like it.. I reminds me of old fashioned public toilets..
    Google photos and see what you like...
    • elf06
    • By elf06 15th Jul 17, 9:38 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 9:38 PM
    My boyfriend has just tiled his kitchen himself. He's used white gloss tiles and black grout and it looks great! Its his kitchen though - not sure how it would looks elsewhere in the home.....
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    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 15th Jul 17, 9:47 PM
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    I used grout from topps tiles, in a shade called gunmetal - a pale, mid-grey. It looks lovely with my white metro tiles.
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 16th Jul 17, 3:39 AM
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    We use both gunmetal and manhattan with white tiles quite often.

    It really doesn't have to be a dark colour, just something that almost appears to create a shadow.

    Agree that you need a good tiler.
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 16th Jul 17, 11:57 AM
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    I did white "metro" style tiles with black grout when I tiled my kitchen last year. Though some people I told beforehand were dubious, the finished job looks excellent (in my opinion, anyway).
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    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 16th Jul 17, 3:00 PM
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    I probably wouldn't do it floor to ceiling as I think it would be too much but I'm very happy with our white brick-size gloss tiles with mid grey grout, but the kitchen units are grey so there's a reason for it being grey. The tiles are only from worktop to wall units, plus a bit more behind the cooker - no full walls of it! I only wish I'd thought to ask for grey silicone too... first time cooking in the new kitchen, OH stained it with turmeric! The grout was fine though.
    • adandem
    • By adandem 16th Jul 17, 6:29 PM
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    We've just tiles with rustic style metro tiles. White tiles with white grout and I love them.
    Our previous tiles were a limestone effect and we used a stone coloured grout. I hated it.
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