Grout, can I not use it?


Old 05-07-18, 07:19 PM
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Grout, can I not use it?

I have plank floor tiles (35x8) I'm putting down in a space 48x32 which will house a stack washer dryer. The stack fills the space. Can I just butt the tiles together and skip groat? There are no nibs on the tiles so they will be tight.
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Old 05-07-18, 08:53 PM
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You can do whatever you want, it is your house. But, will be a pain getting all the lint and dust out of the joints over time. Also, rare that any tile, especially lower priced ones, that are completely square and true to measurements. Having a grout line helps you compensate for irregularities in the tile. I had a batch one time that was 3/16" out of square on some tiles.

Large plank tiles sometimes have a slight bow to them. Sight down the tile to see if it is truly flat. If not, it is recommended to stagger the tiles by 1/3rd in each consecutive row. This minimizes the bow and blends it into the floor.

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