What is the Best Grout to Use in a Shower?

“What is the best grout to use in a shower?” This is a question that anyone remodeling their home has had to answer. Grout is not always easily understood and has been described to us in many ways. “The stuff in between the tiles” and “the stuff in the bathroom that always gets dirty” are two of the most common. So let’s start with a better understanding of grout in general and a quick discussion about some of the health problems that must be avoided in the bath and shower.

What is Grout?

Grout is typically a mixture of cement, sand, and water used to fill gaps between tiles, usually in bathrooms, kitchens, and other tiled surfaces. It helps secure the tiles in place and prevents water from seeping through.

Health Dangers in the Bathroom

It is quick and easy to pick out the toilet as the greatest offender in terms of family health. But bacteria, yeast and mold thrive in moist places, like the bath and shower areas. Envision your shower head cascading water down the walls of your shower. Typically, any cement based grout will absorb a certain amount of that water. A potential health problem begins there.

What is the best grout to use in a shower?
Bacteria need water to survive and multiply. Wet areas provide the necessary moisture for bacteria to thrive, whether it’s from humidity in the air or standing water on or in surfaces. Bacteria prefer warm temperatures for optimal growth. Wet bath and shower areas often retain heat, creating a favorable environment for bacteria to flourish. Your bathroom grout lines can become a Petri dish of problems for you and your family. What can you do?

Epoxy Grout

It is clear that the less moisture your  grout absorbs the better off you are from a health standpoint . One way to minimize moisture remaining in those joints is to use an epoxy grout like our Starlike EVO.

Epoxy grout is a two-part adhesive consisting of epoxy resin and hardener. Unlike cement-based grouts, which are typically made from cementitious powder and water, epoxy grout forms a durable, waterproof bond that is resistant to stains, chemicals, and moisture. Its low porosity helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew, making it ideal for use in high-moisture areas such as the bathroom environment.


There are also a wide range of contemporary colors available which makes answering the question “What is the Best Grout to Use in a Shower?” That much easier.

Hopefully, this post helps in making a more informed decision about grout.  For more assistance on anything to do with this topic, please feel free to click here. Thanks for reading.

 

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