How to choose, grout and restore floor joints

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The joints are spaces between tiles to be filled with grouts of a specific material, they have different thicknesses according to the type of coating, color of your choice.

Grouting for floors

Today’s attitude is to cover the spaces of the house with continuous surface materials to overcome the problem of unsightly joints , intervals between tiles of a covering to be grouted in different ways according to the type of material chosen cleaning chemicals.

Thanks to the grouts made available today by companies, the joints can be accepted again by users as well as the choice of covering with ceramic products or stone slabs, the result is quite aesthetic and cleaning becomes simple and within everyone’s reach.

Whatever the coating chosen by the designer or the owners of the apartment, lay itin work it requires a lot of attention and must be carried out by expert hands, by professionals in the sector for a satisfactory and long- lasting result.

There are many aspects to keep at bay, of a functional and aesthetic nature , the choice of the type of joint can enhance or diminish the beauty of a coating and is certainly an element that certainly does not go unnoticed.

The joints for floors are generally straight except for special cases in which the drafted project requires irregular laying and mostly curvilinear joints, they must be easily washable and withstand stress, be made of resistant and long-lasting material.

The size of the joints depends on the type of floor used and the substrateon which it is laid, from the style of the environment to be created, rustic or contemporary, from the stresses that the floor can undergo.

The tiles can be laid with joint or open joints , the first type of installation is not recommended for floors, at most for vertical coverings, since the tiles are placed side by side without interruption , in a uniform and continuous way, with quick and economical installation but with a series of disadvantages due to the rigidity that is generated with the consequent risk of lifting and detachment of the tiles due to lack of space and static stresses. The type of joint joint is absolutely to be avoided outdoors where the stresses are high due to frequent climatic changes , therefore the joints must be filled in a stable and uniform way.

The open joint installation is to be preferred, even if the discontinuity between the elements is detected and a reticulated design is generated that certainly characterizes the aesthetics of the floor.

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