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Unread 03-25-2007, 12:19 PM   #1
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1/4" grout lines or very thin 1/8"

The area I'm tiling is my entryway, Hallway, Family Room and kitchen. I would realy like to go with a very thin grout line. Pros & Cons to this are?
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Unread 03-25-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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Narrower grout lines usually look nicer, but will require more work on your part setting the tile, especially if the tiles are cupped or irregular and/or the substrate isn't flat.
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Unread 03-25-2007, 12:31 PM   #3
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The floor is a concrete slab and is very straight with no cracks.

thats the main reason for the thinner Grout lines. I believe it will look alot nicer. is there any real issues with going with an even narrower grountline say 1/16"

I am taking into consideration the Irregularity that can be present on the tiles and willing to deal with that when and as it arrises
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Unread 03-25-2007, 12:31 PM   #4
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How about a name to call you by? Need more info than what you supplied. Like what type and size are the tiles? With good quality ceramic or porcelain 1/8" is do-able. If it's one of those cheapy tiles you may not have a choice and will usually have to go a little wider.

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Unread 03-25-2007, 01:03 PM   #5
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"Crazy" is just fine most things I do fall into that heading LMAO!

looking at 18" tiles total area to be tiled just shy of 600sq'
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Unread 03-25-2007, 02:31 PM   #6
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Hi Crazy, I just did some 16's on concrete that looked good but it was waving back to me. I would check it thoroughly with a long straight edge before you think about using a small grout line. It has to be EXTEREMLY flat for tile that big. If it's not you will have some prep in store. You might want to consider using a 3/16" grout line as apposed to a smaller one.
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