Say Hello to Bolder Stone Panels

Bolder Stone Panels are real stone slabs cut to approximately 4 millimeters and backed with either Aluminum Polymer, PVC, or Aluminum Honeycomb to prevent breakage. The panels come in 4×8 feet or 5×8 feet sheets.

These real stone panels can be installed on entire walls giving your room a luxurious, grout free look. The lightweight nature of the product allows the panels to be installed quickly and more efficiently than ever before. The panels can also be installed in elevators and the second floor of homes without extra support or re-engineering of the structure.

We’ve already done a few of this installs and more are coming. Keep an eye on our gallery for more.

Sanded Grout vs Unsanded Grout

There are a lot of colours available for grout. This is a cement based product that is used to fill the gaps between the tiles. There are 2 kinds of grout that are the basic ones: Sanded and Unsanded. The choice is mostly determined by the width of the grout lines.

Unsanded grout is preferred for joints less than 1/8 in. wide. It is also a great product for grouting walls as it sticks better to vertical surfaces, making it easier for applying the product. Unsanded is also a choice that you would make if you have highly polished surfaces, stone, or glass that may get scratched if grouted with sanded grout. Having said that we’ve used sanded grout on 98% of the jobs we done in the last 5 years.

Sanded grout on the other hand, contains an aggregate of silica sand to provide strength to the grout joints. It has a coarser texture and is a bit harder to clean, but it’s the best choice for tile joints wider than 1⁄8-in. because it resists cracks from shrinkage.

Sanded and Unsanded grout aren’t the only ones anymore. There are many others coming out and we’ll make sure to share more as we come across all of them

There are many brands of sanded and unsanded grouts in the market such as: Polyblend, Custom Prism, Fusion, Mapei, Laticrete and more.

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