I really thought I was going to do it this time. For years people have walked into my house and said things like 'well, it's not what I would have personally but it's VERY YOU!' When we decided to refit our kitchen, I dreamt of having a lovely, muted, co-ordinated mature room. One 1l tub of Unibond Colourline Grout in Fired Terracotta has put paid to that idea. I've spent the last 24hrs running into the kitchen and screaming ' it's bright orange!' That's an improvement on my initial reaction of 'it's **** luminous!' Don't get me wrong, I think I'll grow to love it, but it just doesn't tie in with the sophisticated image I had in mind. We've used mosaic tiles in muted greens as our splashback you see and I thought it would look more natural and effective if we used terracotta instead of bright white grout. Certainly more effective - natural though?! Well, personality will out, so they say, back to those comments from friends then! Seriously, Unibond Colourline is great. Although it was quite expensive (approx. £14) it goes for miles, it says 8 square metres on the tub but ours went much further. There is a superb range of colours (not all as bright as the terracotta!) and it is waterproof and mould resistant. It also has the bonus - depending on how you look at it, of a ten-year guarantee. If you want something a bit different, try this. P.S. Just had another look and it seems to be toning down slightly, either that or I'm getting used to it!
Coloured grout, sounds brilliant, looks good on displays, is a nightmare. I bought dark blue grout to finish white tiles in bathroom. Made by Unibond and purchased from B@Q it does say it is suitable for bathrooms and showers. when applied and surplus rubbed with a damp cloth it was like spilling a bottle of Quink (thats ink for the younger readers). I have removed as much of the offending grout as possible but on the little remaining, three days later, it is still not colour fast and brings us blue bloods into a phsyco situation when taking a shower. Don’t bother, stick to boring white. This product was only designed for the likes of Changing Rooms where someone else lives with the consequences.