Spacing between Vitrified Tiles

tendlu
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Spacing between Vitrified Tiles

Postby tendlu » May 1st, 2014, 12:19 pm

For single charged (aka soluble slat) nano vitrified tiles, do we have to provide any spacing between tiles while laying? or these are joint less tiles?

any pros & cons for with & without spacing?

sreekbda
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Re: Spacing between Vitrified Tiles

Postby sreekbda » May 1st, 2014, 7:59 pm

Spacer is used for 2 reasons as far as i know:
1. Aesthetics: 2 MM spacer when used with rustic and wood finish tiles gives a good look.
2. Water Proofing: Better water proofing and can be used in balcony tiles, terrace tiles, and bathroom floor tiles.This is because when a paper joint is made instead of using a spacer, there could be slight gaps between tiles.

My tile layer is saying he need 18/- per sft for laying tiles with spacer and 15/- sft without spacer. Not sure whether this 3 rupee difference is realistic or too much. Anybody with knowledge please share your thoughts.

tendlu
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Re: Spacing between Vitrified Tiles

Postby tendlu » May 2nd, 2014, 12:10 am

thanks sreekbda.

does it mean for internal tiles that is not rustic or wood you don't need a spacer?

tendlu
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Re: Spacing between Vitrified Tiles

Postby tendlu » May 4th, 2014, 11:06 pm

what is the recommended minimum SPACER width between tiles if it is being done only for technical reasons and not for aesthetics?

Nivas
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Re: Spacing between Vitrified Tiles

Postby Nivas » May 5th, 2014, 5:25 pm

I was also researching about the spacing of tiles for my construction, most articles on net suggest tile grout line of at least 1/8th inch(3mm) ,anything less than that would greatly depend on the tile dimension accuracy. you can pick up few tiles and arrange it with the PVC spacers and check what pleases your eyes. Grout line is necessary from technical angle, but I have not seen any strict definition of it.

ardesarchitects
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Re: Spacing between Vitrified Tiles

Postby ardesarchitects » May 6th, 2014, 1:04 pm

Hi ,
Tile spacer is nothing to do with quality of tile you use.Its basically used for purpose of proper laying and give a neat look .
Any tile brand claims to be paper joint is not actually paper joint.It give very uneven thin line that is filled with white cement ,that stays for some time and later give away.
A 3 mm spacer gives a very neat look ,it should be filled with either Cementitious Grouts or epoxy grout.Epoxy grouts are stain proof /water proof and very strong.
Spacer can be used for all tiles but its available only in matt/rough/wax type finish only .So when used with glossy tiles there is a clear difference in the finishing.

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viksat82
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Re: Spacing between Vitrified Tiles

Postby viksat82 » December 7th, 2017, 1:54 pm

Dear Praveen,
Is 3mm gaping suggested for bathroom utility etc both floor and wall?
And paper joint for living room, bed room etc. Please suggest.


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