What's considered a standard grout line width?


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Old 11-08-20, 08:56 AM
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What's considered a standard grout line width?

I've got 12x24 tiles for both shower wall and floor. I thought 1/8" was standard but seeing as how Home Depot only seems to sell the leveling caps in 1/16" I'm second guessing myself.

Follow up question: I DO need the curved leveling caps correct?
 
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Old 11-08-20, 10:16 AM
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Large format tiles require a larger grout width. 1/8th inch is probably the most common with 3/16" also acceptable.

I have never used tile leveling clips.
 
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Old 11-08-20, 10:30 AM
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Very generally smaller tiles have a smaller gap but there is no hard rule. I've seen massive tiles laid with almost no gap and 6x6 tiles with 1/2" grout lines. Each has it's own look and feel.

Leveling caps and gap spacers are not needed but some people find them helpful. If you use spacers or caps don't rely on them totally. I like to keep a 18-24" long level or straight edge handy. As you set the tile slide the straight edge across the gap between tiles and check it along all sides to make sure the face of the tile is nice and flush. This is especially important on the floor where a raided corner is great for catching bare feet fresh from the shower.
 
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Old 11-08-20, 12:11 PM
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The only time I have ever seen leveling clips used was with slate due to thickness differences!
 
 

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