A small detail that can dramatically change the character of stone.
There are no boundaries.
Grout literally brings your stonework together. With traditional grouting methods, it is the grout that fills the voids between stones, helping to secure them in place and preventing rain or snow from penetrating the stonework. Beyond the practical function it serves, grout also plays an important part in the overall visual appearance of your finished stonework.
Selecting the type, size and color of the stone is only part of the customization process. You can select from several different grouting styles and grout colors to further create the perfect look for your home.
The most common grouting technique is a standard or raked joint. This is what you typically see with brickwork, for example. The grout is evenly applied around the edge of each stone or brick. When finished, the grout appears as a recessed, even layer filling the gaps between stones and bricks. This is a classic, traditional grouting technique that provides timeless beauty.
For a more old-world look, choose overgrouting. This technique uses a much heavier grout seam. Depending on the look you want, the grout can approach, be even with or even extend beyond the face of the stone, rather than being recessed like the standard grouting technique. Grout may even partially cover the face of the stone. The overgrout technique is especially popular with larger, irregularly shaped stones.
Many homeowners now choose the dry stack style of stonework, which is actually groutless. Mortar is used behind the stone to secure it in place, but there is no grout visible between the stones. This gives the work a very natural, casual appearance. It appears as though the stones are simply stacked on top of one another.
All stone has a natural, ageless beauty. You can fine-tune that beauty by selecting the grouting technique that best matches your design goals. The ability to color or tint grout provides you with additional flexibility to create exactly the look you have in mind.
Whether you want to project a classic, rustic or contemporary look, there is a grouting technique available to fulfill your vision. Unlimited options give you the freedom to create your unique canvas in stone.
The days of plain grey grout are long gone. Today, you have an almost unlimited palette of grout color options.
Visually blend your stone together into a near-seamless palette by selecting a color that closely emulates the dominant color of the stone. Choosing a well-matched color creates a natural and uniform appearance, with the grout barely noticeable.
To make the color and shape of your stone more prominent and to create additional visual drama, choose a contrasting color. With a darker stone, you would select a brighter grout and vice versa. This technique lets grout share the stage with stone, coming together to make a bold statement.
For a truly unique, standout effect choose an accent color for the grout. Visually connect the stonework to your home by coloring the grout to match the trim or other element, or simply select a grout color that pleases your eye.
What look do you want to create? View our manufactured stone color options, then ask your ProVia stone specialist to help guide you through the selection process.