clé recommends the use of mapei flexcolor cq grout with this collection and a 3/8" grout joint with this collection.
grout color selection is always up to our client and/or their design professional. however, clé is often asked for our opinion on best grout selections for our tiles. and due to the large array of grout colors that are now available, clé would like to offer this general guideline on a grout color selection for any of your clé tiles.
- first, have your contractor complete your tile installation, except for the grout portion.
- next, when ready to grout, ask your contractor to bring all of the grout color charts from his preferred grout manufacturers, for your review.
- lastly, choose a time of day when you are most pleased with the lighting in your space (either natural lighting, installed lighting or a blend of both). during that lighting and time of day, select the grout color that best matches your tile selection.
- if you are working with patterned tiles, highly color-variegated tiles or a combination of tiles, we recommend that you follow the above recommendations—but match your grout to the color in your pattern that you would like to accentuate.
due to the texture of the bricks we recommend applying a sealant or a grout release prior to grouting to minimize risk of grout haze and to allow for easier clean up. given that it will be difficult to remove grout from the textured surface of brick even when using a grout release, we also recommend that a grout bag or gun be used for grouting and to work carefully.
important: please note that a 3/8" grout joint size yields 6.54 bricks per square foot. should your project require a smaller joint, keep in mind that additional bricks will need to be ordered as our checkout calculations are all based on 6.54 bricks per square foot.
here are the pieces per square foot for a few other common grout joint sizes:
1/8” grout joint - 6.97 bricks per square foot
1/4” grout joint - 6.75 bricks per square foot
pieces per square foot comes to 7.2 when no grout joint is taken into account
for more information about grouting please see our foundry flats installation & maintenance guide.