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Old 12-04-2005, 11:30 PM   #1
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Tile spacers, what size?

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I know this is a matter of preference, but wanted some recommendations. What tile spacers would you use on 6x8 wall tiles? Also, 12x12 floor tiles? Thanks!
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Hi Andrew, I usually go with an 1/8", sometimes 3/16". Floor 3/16" or 1/4".
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:43 AM   #3
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Hi Andrew,
Are these tiles "self-spacing", meaning do they have lugs/bumps on the edges that seperate the tiles by 1/16" when butted to each other? If not or if you don't like spacing that tight, I usually try to take my que from other tile elements in the installation. Do you have a liner or decorative tile in this project? If so, does it work better with a tight or a wide joint? Do you have other tile elements that, when laid next to your field tile, work best with either a tight or wide spacing?
I keep 3/16" spacers as well as wedge-shaped spacers in my truck at all times, as they are the most common that I use. Anything else, I usually let a designer or architect specify.
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:45 AM   #4
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I am using 3/16" spacers for 12x18 wall tile, and also for floor tile ranging in size from 12x12 to 18x18. Here is a link to some photos FYI.

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