How To Get a Perfectly Waterproof Floor with Grout



Grout: The Secret Hack To A Perfectly Waterproofed Floor

Are you still having to deal with seepage issues even after doing everything right with the primer, proofing, and tile adhesive? Did you consider this small but crucial part in the mix for long-lasting waterproofing, called tile grout?

What is grout?

Grout is a filler used in between the joints of tiles once the latter is laid. Most grouts are a powdered mix of cement, lime, colour pigment and sometimes sand that hardens when mixed with water and is left to cure. Grout is a necessary and integral part of many tile and stone jobs for several reasons and can help avoid the below most common issues. 

1. Accumulated dust and grime in the tile joints

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2. Weak tile joints leading to the tiles debonding

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3. Easy breakage of tiles

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4. Smooth-flowing finish

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Benefits of grouting


  1. Gives floors and walls a crisp and finished appearance.

  2. Helps keep dirt and debris from getting between and under tiles.

  3. Adds rigidity and strength to the tile installation.

  4. Keeps moisture out of the substrate. 

  5. Helps keep the tile lines straight.

  6. Prevents tiles from rubbing against each other and cracking.


Grout is an essential part of the floor tile installation process, but choosing the right grout can make all the difference between an installation that looks and performs beautifully over time and one that rapidly deteriorates into a dangerous eye-sore. 

Types of grout

1) Cement-based grout

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Cement-based grout is used for smaller grout joints that measure 1/8th of an inch or less. Traditional methods of using just cement and sand in smaller joints don't work anymore, and it may compromise the structural strength of the floors over time. Cement-based grouts on the other hand, may require a little extra work but it can guarantee best results for years. They are ideal for joins between walls, floors, and countertops, and are typically closed with a sealant for protection from spills, stains, discoloration, and UV lighting. 

2) Epoxy grout

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Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout range


The Asian Paints’ Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout product range comes in both cement and epoxy grouts and are specially formulated to suit different kinds of areas in the  house.

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based

It is a one component, ready-to-use, polymer enhanced tile grout that can bridge large gaps of upto 5mm width. Being a premium formulation, it exceeds the international standards for tile grout too. This product is also user-friendly and comes in 7 different shades to add to the aesthetic beauty of the tiles. Some of the other benefits of this tile grout are:


  1. It is a rapid setting, rapid hardening tile grout which reduces the lead time and ensures quick return to service.

  2. It is a low shrinkage formula, thus ensuring the protection of the tiles from ingress of water below them. 

  3. The water-repellent nature of the material makes it suitable for both residential and commercial floors, walls, etc.

  4. It creates an excellent bond between tiles, thus guaranteeing durability over a period of time. It is also dust-proof, in turn making it easy to clean.  

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based

It is a two component Epoxy Resin-based tile grout, designed to provide unparalleled bonding for the selected tiles. It is a tintable grout formulated specifically for ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles, and various other stone tiles. It is also an easy-to-mix joint filler and comes in 26 vibrant and brilliant shades.


  1. Being a new generation tile grout, it is impervious to water ingress, thus it doubles as waterproofing in moisture-ridden areas. 

  2. It is ideal for hygienic and sterile locations like hospitals, laboratories, breweries, and bathrooms. 

  3. It is a non-toxic and chemical-resistant grout with great adhesion to different tiles and surfaces.

  4. It is easy-to-apply and easy-to-modify.  

  5. It has zero sag and ensures no lateral shrinkage, thus ensuring a long life and durability of the tiles.

Have questions about grouting or which type to use? Let an Asian Paints expert help you. Contact us to know more.


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