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Leal 05-14-2008 10:55 PM

shower tile
Ok guys, im about to tile my shower. Im thinking of using 6" or 8" tile for the job. My q is this, what does the spacing need to be between the tiles. Can i use sanded grout, or is this a no no. Im using hardie backer.;)

Another q, how can i get ideas on what tile, style, color, design, etc.:D


handyguys 05-15-2008 10:59 AM

The spacing is an aesthetic choice and will dictate the type of grout you are using. Sanded grout for larger grout lines, un-sanded for small grout lines. Some tiles may have spacers built in (the smaller tiles anyway). That spacing will by a typical space not a required space.

From a design perspective usually smaller tiles = smaller grout line. Larger tiles, or more irregular tiles will have a larger grout line.

TileGuy 05-15-2008 11:18 PM

I like 1/8 lines on everything (aside from marble that is) but its up to the installer :) Sanded for EVERYTHING 1/8 or larger :)

If you need ideas check different tile websites like :) Good luck and dont forget pics !

Leal 05-15-2008 11:30 PM

Thanks tile guy.

rachael24 05-16-2008 07:16 AM

Def. keep us updated on your progress, and pictures are welcome!

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