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Color of the floor joints: how to choose it

To get a floor with a perfect appearance it is essential to pay attention to every little detail. Among elements to take into consideration there are above all the escapes. In fact, even a small defect in size or shape can compromise the aesthetic component of the entire floor. In this article, we will focus on one point in particular: the color of the joints. There are many shades on the market and, although the choice depends on your needs and preferences, it is essential to know well what are the methods to identify the most suitable color.

What are escapes

Before understanding how and which color to choose, it is advisable to briefly clarify what is meant by the term grout. It indicates nothing more than the distance that divides one floor tile from the other and which allows its adjustment. Generally, they are characterized by sizes ranging between 2 and 4 mm, but other sizes can also be found on the market. Much in fact depends on the size of the floor, the type of substrate and many other small factors. The materials used to make the joints can be different. Typically, a compound of cement and water, known as grout, is used. Alternatively, sealants are also applied. In any case, whatever material you decide to choose, this must be able to guarantee maximum surface protection.

How to choose the color of the joints

Before seeing which color to target, it is advisable to know your needs thoroughly. In particular, it is necessary to understand if you intend to choose something traditional or to focus on innovative solutions. In the first case, the choice is quite simple: most of the joints made in the past were white shade. However, this color gets dirty very easily, especially if applied in very busy areas of the house. A good alternative to white could be represented by gray, which in addition to being versatile, also tends to get less dirty.

In recent years, the world of joints has been completely upset and revolutionized, also and above all thanks to new technologies. Today, in fact, most of the modern houses are made up of colored joints. These are made with epoxy substances and offer very high performance, as well as a long resistance over time. For those who opt for colored joints, the picture is a little more complicated. In fact, there is really an embarrassment of choice on the market. To facilitate the decision it may be useful to take into consideration some tips: First of all, when choosing, it is advisable to focus on neutral colors. In fact, these are very trendy and allow for an extraordinary visual effect, capable of providing a new look to the entire environment. Another tip is to focus on tone-on-tone joints, characterized however by one less shade. In this case, in addition to guaranteeing a formidable appearance, you will also get a long-lasting product.

Furthermore, the joints must be compatible with the material of the tiles. It is therefore necessary to try to harmonize the two components, in order to obtain a homogeneous and elegant effect. When choosing, you must also keep in mind to opt for products with a lighter intensity than that of the tiles. By doing so, in addition to ensuring a better appearance, it will also be possible to prevent another problem: the joints tend to darken over the years and by choosing a lighter color it can be remedied.

Therefore, by following these small tricks, it will be possible to make an informed choice and buy grouts with a color suitable for your environments. However, as we have already specified, an important role in the decision must always be played by one's personal tastes.

Francesco Riccio

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