grout spaces


Old 11-19-02, 10:12 AM
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grout spaces

I am planning on tiling my countertop and backsplash. I haven't decided yet what size tile to work with. In trying to decide I've done a few test layouts using a graphics program. I realized that I didn't know how big the spaces between the tiles should be. I've looked at tile floors and they look about 1/4 inch, but do they need to be that big on a countertop? Is there a minimum and maximum size? I was leaning towards 4x4" tiles. Thanks for your help,

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Old 11-19-02, 05:10 PM
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Ordinarily, tiles come with lugs molded into them for the spacing. It is about 1/8 inch.
Old 11-25-02, 07:20 PM
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just a quick note for you

when u are doing your grout you must buy a grout that is recommended for the size of space you choose
some grouts are not suitable for less than3 mm
if i was in your shoes i would go for a 1/8 inch grout line
you may want to look into a sanded grout , if the tile manufacturer recommends it as well as a latex additive to add durability

research this project well you should buy the best you can afford

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