Everything You Need To Know About Grouting Zellige Tiles

Zellige tiles are known for their old-school rustic charm, authentic appeal, eye-catchy distinctiveness and an everlasting durability. Installing zellige tiles is definitely tricky and challenging and so is grouting them! At Mineral Tiles, we have various zellige tile sizes available such as 2.5” x 16” rectangular, 4” x 4” square, and even a variety of subway tiles

In general, zellige tiles are laid next to each other and may not have a typical grout joint. Unlike ceramic or porcelain tiles, these tiles are definitely not uniform and may showcase some casualties, chipping, or cracks and pits due to the handcrafted nature of the tiles. However, does that mean no grouting at all? Well, in this article, we have elaborated on everything you need to know about grouting zellige tiles along with the pros and cons. Let’s have a look!

Should I Grout the Zellige Tiles?

Generally, it’s recommended to do so! However, it may also depend on your interior design style and preference. In the traditional methods, zellige tiles were laid edge to edge, hence, minimal space for grouting. In the new age style, you can choose to grout minimally to create uniformity and a sense of harmony and balance.

PROS of Grouting Zellige Tiles

  1. Ease of Maintenance

Grout can restrict the dirt and dust from entering the tiny crevices between the tiles. Hence, maintaining a clean and dust-free surface in your kitchen or bathroom. Moreover, grouting makes cleaning the surface much easier!

  1. Easy To Use

Grouts can fill in the chips, cracks, and pits and create a smooth and soft surface overall. So, in case you plan to clean and wipe off the surface using a damp cloth, the sharp edges and cracks of the tile won’t catch on the fabric and tear it. Moreover, it also reduces the possibility of hurting yourself!

  1. Aesthetics

With the help of tiny grout lines, you can achieve a seamless and smooth appearance, overall. Sometimes, grout can help enhance the overall look and make the surface feel more timeless, modern, and sophisticated. 

CONS of Grouting Zellige Tiles

  1. Wrong Color

Choosing the wrong grout color can negatively affect the overall aesthetics. Hence, you must always ensure to choose a grout color that seamlessly blends and rather not contradict or create a contrast. The tile and grout colors shouldn’t compete against each other! 

Summing Up - Grouting Zellige Tiles

Grouting zellige tiles can be a personal choice based on the interior design style and the overall look you’re aiming to create. All in all, it offers tons of advantages and it’s never a bad idea to be extra cautious! On the other hand, not grouting the tiles can equally create an enchanting appeal and make a lovely statement overall. However, no grout look can look slightly traditional whereas grouting can feel modern and contemporary.

So, which way would you rather prefer? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

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