Regular format tiles are what i install on most of my jobs.
1 8 grout line floor tile.
I m more asking for future reference regarding tile installation.
All of our handpainted collections feature this type of edge.
This is a must have for an authentic looking wood look floor tile.
And yet how to grout tile and proper grouting technique are often treated as an afterthought like the final few half hearted steps of a tired runner stumbling over the finish line.
All other cuts of tile from tumbled to chiseled to punched contain slight variations in shape and size.
Tiles are typically fairly close together usually between 1 8 of an inch large format tile do you guys suggest 1 16 or 1 8 grout line.
Any smaller than that and there will be lipage.
I just think it looks better and as long as the tile is consistent enough that s what i ll use.
A rectified edge allows for smaller grout lines because the tile has been more precisely cut unlike our other handmade tiles.
For small format tiles up to 8 inches by 8 inches the spaces between tiles will normally be either 1 32 or 1 16 inch.
As a general rule floor tiles should have grout lines of 1 8 inch or larger depending on the type and size of tile.
More often than not i will use 1 16 grout lines on vertical surfaces and 1 8 lines on floors.
A 1 8 size is used for our product lines that feature a rectified clean cut edge.
Grout lines for floor tiles.
Unsanded grout is recommended for small joints up to 1 8 inch wide.
Grout can ruin an otherwise great tile job.
Medium sized grout line widths 1 8 to 1 4 inch require the use of sanded grout and are typically featured when moderate size variation occurs among the tiles or when tiles with lugs are used.
Tape off edges and trim tiles to paraphrase rodney dangerfield grout gets no respect.
90 of the time it is around 1 8 or 2mm.
Regular format tiles from 12 x 12 inches up to 16 x 16 inches will be spaced with 1 8 inch grout lines.
Tiles larger than 16 x 16 actually present a more uniform appearance with narrower grout lines of 1 16 inch.
They are smooth and uniform edges that let you get the smallest joint possible usually 1 8 or 3 16.
I will usually use the smallest grout line the tile will allow.
Rectified tiles are perfectly uniform with precisely defined edges requiring the least amount of grout.
Self homeimprovement national tile council of america.
Most floor tiles are 8 inches by 8 inches but larger versions are available.
The contractor is 1 2 way done and i agreed to let him go with the 1 8 grout as i wanted the warranty on work.
Special types such as slate or quarry tiles often do not have edges uniform enough to look good with tight spacing.
Without these precise edges much more grout is needed to even things out across the floor.
Grout line even if the tile specifies 1 16.
I e he says he won t every guarantee work under a 1 8 quot.
Rectified tile has very exact edges.