Grout Joints

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A grout joint (or grout lines) is the space between the floors’ tiles and the coatings: this procedure can be performed with or without leakage.
Nowadays there are no more tiles with leakage, mainly for hygiene reasons since the dirt tends to infiltrate these spaces: in fact this procedure requires a constant cleaning after laying to remove residues of stucco.
However the choice is mostly based on your preferences and the result you want to achieve.
There are two types of tiles that can change the size of the grout line: beveled non-beveled tiles.
With beveled tiles, the edges will reach 45 degrees, thanks to a calibration process that makes all the tiles of the same size, therefore making it easier to lay them with a 1mm gap. Sometimes this is done without grout lines, but this procedure is not recommended.
While “non-beveled” tiles, the edges remain natural, however the grout line should be about 2mm. Sometimes this is done without grout lines, but this procedure is not recommended.