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Grout

cleaning ceramic tiles with grout

Flooring product 

Definition of Grout

Grout is an adhesive mixture of cement, water, and sand that’s used to seal any gaps or voids between tiles. It may be combined with other adhesives to reinforce its strength, color, and durability.

It’s applied in layers and it shrinks as it cures to fill gaps securely without breaking or cracking. To ensure integrity, every layer must be left to cure before the next one is applied.

It includes special additives that make it water resistant and ensure it can withstand the temperature and humidity of the environment it’s in.

Example of Grout in a Sentence

“Please apply some extra elbow grease when scrubbing the tiles on the verandah so the grout doesn’t stain or discolor.” 

Synonyms: 

  • Sealant 
  • Plaster
  • Mortar

Related Terms:

  • Adhesive
  • Cement
  • Sand