Glass backspalsh - trowel and spacer size

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Old 03-16-14, 07:48 AM
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Glass backspalsh - trowel and spacer size

I am installing 3x9 white glass tiles for a backsplash. The area is about 54"x54". I am trying to figure out what size spacers and trowel to use.

I've read that glossy tiles look bad with big grout lines. Should I use 1/8" or even 1/16" spacers?

Should I use a 1/4" trowel?

I would actually prefer to have no grout line, but am worried the tiles are not uniform in shape and that might look odd.
 
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Old 03-16-14, 09:15 AM
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Can you see through the tiles at all? If so, you don't use a notched trowel as the lines can show through the tiles.

I would lay a few tiles out on a table or something and see how they look butted up to each other - if they're not uniform enough, you could experiment to find the smallest grout line that accommodates the irregularity.
 
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Old 03-20-14, 08:49 AM
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You can't see through them. There is a white backer "paper".
 
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