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Old 01-16-2018, 03:24 PM   #1
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Grout Width on "Wood Look" Tiles

My first job with this type of tile was over 12 years ago. At that time, this stuff was ten bucks a sq. ft. plus. Lady wanted it simply butted up...just like wood. Not knowing any better, I obliged. Tile was awesome and it worked with virtually ZERO lippage.

Fast forward to today. I generally go about 1/8" unless the bowing requires otherwise.

Recent job...three bedrooms and about 500 ft. to tie into existing tile which had them butted tight...but with grout. OK, I butted them and grouted with Fusion Pro. With the beveled edges, it still appeared to have 1/8" grout lines and the HO is VERY happy. Never woulda' thunk it, but there is no sun exposure and I'm not too concerned about tenting.

I guess with the right slab and the right tile, this is possible/acceptable.

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Old 01-16-2018, 03:48 PM   #2
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I'll do 1/8" most of the time as well, unless the tile has a beveled edge and 1/8" spacers push it to more like 3/16"-1/4" showing. For that I'll pull out the 1/16th" spacers.

If tile is 3' or more.... the jobs get no lip spacers attached to them.

Would be cool to get charts or ratios on failures when conditions are similar.
1 out of 50 jobs tent when butted... or 1 out of 100 or whatever. But I guess some of us would reverse that information and use it to.......gamble. not me of course :X
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:32 PM   #3
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Of course other things come into play when talking about tenting. The type thinset used and how clean the slab was when the tile was installed, etc. All of us have seen tiles installed over a layer of texture and paint that was hardly bonded. Won't take much for that floor to come loose or tent.
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:07 PM   #4
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All the plank tile I've done in the Tampa areas are tight as possible with consideration taken into for bowing,
edge straightness, sizing quality, rectified or cushioned edge and slab flatness. Also grout color is key to making it look great.

I have done a few with 1/4 and 3/16 grout joints per box suggestion and wasn't a fan.
That and also the 1/3rd offset or 50/50 patterns aren't my thing for installing plank tile.


1/8" cushioned edge

1/16" to 1/8" rectified.


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Old 01-19-2018, 05:32 PM   #5
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Man that looks good!
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:34 PM   #6
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Man that looks good!
Thanks. I like matching the grout color shade and going a little darker.
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:19 PM   #7
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Looking good for sure! I usually install wood plank at 2MM grout joint.
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Cripes! That 3rd picture of Brian's looks outrageous! Even if the rest of the tile in the house looked horrible, that little section would make up for it. I mean....even if the rest of those planks were installed with nails, it would still be worth it.
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The bottom pic. Who makes that tile?
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The bottom pic. Who makes that tile?
Its the Lowes "Style Selections" (made by Stone Peak for Lowes) 8x48 Natural Timer Ash

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Cripes! That 3rd picture of Brian's looks outrageous! Even if the rest of the tile in the house looked horrible, that little section would make up for it. I mean....even if the rest of those planks were installed with nails, it would still be worth it.
It looks good all over the place

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VERY nice work, Brian!
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Brian, who makes post #11 tile?

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Lowes "Style Selections" 8x48 Natural Timer Cinnamon
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Now I’m tempted to get some, slightly back-bevel all four sides so that I’ve got a reverse trapezoid tile-thing going so that the top edges can practically touch each other, and get the grout lines down to 1/64”.



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