Installing Tiles Neatly with Tile Spacers
Tile spacers are necessary anytime you are doing a tile installation. They can aid in giving your job a professional finish by keeping each tile an equal distance apart. When you install tiles yourself, spacers make it possible to keep straight grout lines and square tiles together as the adhesive dries. Tile Spacers come in a range of shapes and sizes to suit any job.
Tile Spacer Size on Trend
Tile spacers come in a variety of different sizes as many people like different widths when it comes to grout lines. The trend at the moment, especially with rectified tiles, is to have a more narrow grout line. Having less grout means that you will have less cleaning and maintenance to worry about. Therefore, you might want to consider going with a narrow tile spacer if possible.
How to Estimate the Number of Tile Spacers to Use
How many tile spacers would you need? Multiply the amount of tiles or sheets by 4, and then buy an extra 20 or so just to be on the safe side. There is nothing more frustrating than running out of spacers with three tiles left to do.
Removing Tile Spacers
You will have to leave the tile spacers in place while the adhesive is drying but before they fully adhere. Most adhesives set in 20 to 30 minutes, but check the packaging or manufacturer’s notes for exact instructions. When it is time to remove the spacers it can be difficult to get them out. Use needle nose pliers in order to remove them effectively and easily from the grout joints.
If you would like more tips on how to use tile spacers, visit your nearest Tile Wizards store and speak to one of our friendly consultants. Also, see our wide collection of tile products available in-store.
We have stores located across Australia, in and around:
- Sunshine Coast QLD (Tile Wizards in Bokarina)
- Coffs Harbour NSW (Tile Wizards in Coffs Harbour)
- Adelaide SA (Tile Wizards in Lonsdale, Para Hills West, and Richmond)
- Brisbane QLD (Tile Wizards in Springwood)