Epoxy Grout – Pros, Cons And Tips
When looking to repair or install your bathroom tiles, the choice of which grout to use may seem difficult at times. There are a wide variety of types in the market today, each with their own pros and cons. This can often lead to misunderstandings about which to use and if you even need grout at all. Epoxy grout is one such choice, with its own set of features that set it apart from traditional cement grout. Regardless, grout is something that is crucial to keeping tiles from being damaged and attracting mould, especially in the bathroom where water damage is a big concern.
What are the Pros of Epoxy Grout?
As mentioned briefly, epoxy grout differs significantly from cement-based grout. However, it has become popular due to its incredible resilience, being composed of two layers of epoxy resins and a filler powder in comparison to just sand and water. Unlike other types, epoxy does not absorb any water which means that is stain resistant and you won’t have to clean the tiles as often as cement grout.
That makes it ideal for regrouting or repairing swimming pools, steam rooms or other areas of the house that sees high amounts of steam and humidity. They even come in a range of colours to suit any bathroom’s style.
What are the Cons of Epoxy Grout?
There are, however, some cons to using epoxy grout that should always be considered. The main disadvantage is that it is harder to use than cement grout, requiring the mixing of several components in specific ratios. This leads to the second con in that if the application is done incorrectly, it can be harder to remedy as epoxy grout is less flexible than cement and has a shorter working time. This means that the use of epoxy grout often requires the attention of experts in the field.
The difficulties working with epoxy grout results in its price tag being quite steep, but this is also due to its unique features which separate it from cement grout.
Megasealed Tip –
If opting for epoxy grout, match your grout colour as closely as possible to your tile colour. This will make any imperfections in the tiling or grout less obvious. Also ensure your tiler is experienced in applying epoxy grout, as the steps involved differ significantly from traditional cement grout.
Despite some of it’s drawbacks, epoxy grout is a fabulous solution for splashbacks, wet areas and areas that experience high levels of traffic.
Not to mention that Megasealed’s Epoxy Grout Service is the most effective shower regrouting service on the market and costs a fraction of what it normally costs to regrout a shower or balcony. Contact us now!