TIP OF THE MONTH
Choosing the Right Grout

The purpose of grout is to help keep tile lines even, protect the edges of tile from wear and tear, and to seal moisture out of the substrate. Different tiles require different types of grout, depending on the size of the joint and the area where the tile is to be installed. The right grout choice can make a major difference not only in future stain problems, but also in the life of... the tiles.

Unsanded grout, smooth once dry, is a standard, cement-based material used with most wall tiles, and all tiles that have a straight, clean edge and a grout joint of 1/16 to 1/8 inch. It is almost always used with glass tile. Unsanded grout comes in a variety of colors, and can have sealers or latex added to it to boost protection from stains and wear.

Sanded grout is a cement-based product. Grains of sand are added for strength, and to help fill larger joints. Sanded grout is used with grout joints over 1/8 inch. It also comes in a wide range of colors, and can have sealers or latex added to it to boost protection from stains and wear.

Epoxy grout is known as being highly stain resistant. It is made with resins instead of water, and a two-part chemical process is used to create a thick, flexible grout that is naturally stain-resistant. Epoxy grout can be difficult to work with and install, but it is a good choice for wet areas or when tiles need additional flex.

MESSAGE FROM THE OWNER

Our reputation is our most treasured value and the foundation on which we base every decision. Everyone at

A&H Flooring, LLC knows that the only way to protect and improve our reputation is to exceed the customer's expectations and continuously strive for perfection. By understanding and embracing our clients' dreams, visions, and goals, we are able to build relationships with our customers that have yielded excellent results and create "Customers for Life."


A&H Flooring, LLC Floors understands the importance of giving back; it is our responsibility to support the community that supports us! We continue to build relationships with local businesses and community partners, these partners will be introduced in upcoming issues.
We also recognize the importance of the work entrusted to us by our clients. Many of our projects are designed to last for years, cost thousands of dollars, and impact the lives of many homeowners and business leaders around our community. In order to achieve this, we have always tried to attract and retain the best people. This month we salute one of our own, Patti Pierson.

Patti, originally of Maine, has proven to be a major step toward this goal within our organization and is celebrating 15 years of commitment to A&H Flooring, LLC Floors. Patti joined our company as an Ordering and Accounting Clerk, as the company grew so did her responsibilities. She quickly proved her dedication, work ethic and understanding of the industry and was promoted to General Manager. Patti now serves as our Business Advisor and Estimator. The next time you are in the store, be sure to stop by and congratulate her!