More and more homeowners are tackling tile projects these days. That’s because the building materials — like pre-mixed grout — have become easier to use.

Gloved hand wipes grout off tile backsplash with a damp sponge
Grout — a mixture of water, cement and sand — fills in the gaps, or joints, between tiles.

What is Grout?

Grout is a mixture of water, cement and sand. Builders use it to fill the gaps, or joints, between tiles.

Powder grout, which contains the cement and sand, is cost-efficient. You’ll need to mix in water to activate the product — it’s usually a 1:1 ratio, but always check the package’s directions — but you’ll save some money.

Pre-mixed grout, on the other hand, contains everything you need to fill the joints. It might cost a little extra, but you just open the container, grab your trowel and scoop!

There’s no powder involved, so it’s easier to manage, and it keeps the job site clean, which makes it more time-efficient.

Tub of SimpleGrout, from Custom Building Products, sitting on a wooden table in a workshop
SimpleGrout Pre-Mixed Grout is a no-mix, no-mess alternative to traditional grout.

About SimpleGrout

SimpleGrout Pre-Mixed Grout from Custom Building Products is a no-mix, no-mess alternative to traditional grout.

This sanded, shrink- and crack-resistant formula also resists common household stains. That means your tiling project, with proper maintenance, will look its best for years to come.   

You can use SimpleGrout on ceramic, mosaic, porcelain and stone tile, as well as granite for grout joints from 1/16 inch up to 1/2 inch.

This pre-mixed grout is designed for interior use only, but is suitable for wet areas like tub surrounds, shower floors and shower walls.

And, because it’s so easy to use, it’s also great for grout restoration projects!

Watch the video above, and find SimpleGrout at The Home Depot.

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Jodi Marks

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Jodi Marks is a construction expert and television personality who’s always on the lookout for ways to make a job easier as she hosts “Best New Products” for Today’s Homeowner. After obtaining a degree in psychology, she joined her father's construction company as a project manager. Jodi's career in television began when she was selected to co-host the series Fix It Up! on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). She went on to host several other shows on HGTV, Turner South, and TBS, and co-created The Tile Doctor series with Paul Wilson. Jodi also earned her general contractor's and real estate licenses in Georgia and has been renovating and flipping houses.

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