Basically, yes, because grout has a vital function. You might, however, be able to get away without using it if you install rectified tiles, although many installers will still recommend using it.
What is grout?
Grout is a mixture of water, sand, and cement used as filler between the joints; it keeps the tiles from moving, crowding each other, and cracking. It also keeps dirt, debris, and grime from getting in between and under your tile. Grout can be porous, so sometimes people seal it to make cleaning easier, but that's something you should discuss with your tile retailer and flooring expert.
Grout puts the finishing touches on a project and comes in a broad color palette; it's also considered a design tool. With grout, you can create some compelling images. If you haven't explored grout lately, it might be time to take another look.
What are rectified tiles?
These are tiles where all sides are sanded and finished to the same size, allowing them to fit more tightly and providing smaller grout joints. This gives the visual of the floor looking like one big tiled area. Many installers don't recommend eliminating grout, but rectified tiles do require less grout.
Ceramic and porcelain tile: a great combination of aesthetics and function.
From classic white ceramics to encaustic styles, black & white stenciled looks, wood and stone looks; chevron and herringbone patterns, and more, the experts at our tile shop will help you find the best type for your remodeling project, whether you need floor tile or something for the walls.
This material also has enormous benefits, including durability, waterproof capabilities, and easy care. In addition, it's eco-friendly, improves indoor air quality, is terrific for allergy and asthma sufferers, and, when taken care of properly, it will last over 50 years. We hope to see you browsing our extensive inventory in our tile store.
For more information about tile flooring and a free quote, come into the Just a Dollar Floor showroom in St. Augustine, FL, especially if you live or work in and around Leesburg, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, or Ocala.