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Old 05-14-2008, 10:55 PM  
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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.


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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.

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Old 05-15-2008, 11:18 PM  
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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 !
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Thanks tile guy.
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Def. keep us updated on your progress, and pictures are welcome!

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