When you’re taking on a renovation, whether it be retiling your bathroom or building an entirely new area of your house, the finer details are important. They’re what stops your new room from having holes that water can get into or a new wall having weak points that can lead to cracks over time. However, for our purposes, the fine details are what make a tiling job look professional.
This is why your choice of tile spacer sizes can be hugely important in your finished product. Choose it well, and you can have a bathroom or kitchen area akin to the finest in modern home design. Choose it poorly, however, and you might find yourself in a difficult situation that can be hard to get out of.
At Tileveling, we are dedicated to providing a wide selection of tile spacer sizes and varieties for our customers to choose from. So, to ensure that you have a solid idea of why that’s important, let’s get into our complete guide to sizing your tile spacers!
Why Are Tile Spacers Important?
Before we get into sizes, it’s important first to understand why we use tile spacers in the first place. In short, tile spacers ensure that your tiles are all laid out evenly and correctly before they are set. This provides you with an extra layer of support when planning out a bathroom renovation while also protecting you from human error. So, if you want all your tiles to be perfectly aligned, your tile spacers are going to be an essential part of that process.
What Tile Spacer Sizes Are Available?
Depending on how granular you’d like to get, there is an enormous variety of tile spacer sizes that are technically available. With that said, however, there is a certain range that will make up about 90% of all tile spacer sizes used. This would be in between 1mm and 5mm spacers, with larger ones than that being significantly less common.
What Tile Spacer Size Should I Pick?
As with most parts of your renovation, this will primarily come down to personal preference. Whilst the most common sizes are approximately 2-3mm if you’re placing wall tiles and around 3-5mm if you’re using them for flooring, you and/or your client will have the final say on the spacing to tile ratio that works best for your particular project. Just keep in mind that the larger your spacing, the more prominent your between-tile grout will be. So, we would suggest only going for larger tile spacer sizes if you have a particular aesthetic that you’re looking to achieve with this tile grout visibility.
Getting tile spacers to suit your project doesn’t have to be a complex process, but it does pay to know what you’re looking for. So, plan ahead, talk to your provider, and find out which tile spacer size is going to be right for you. Then, once you’re ready, explore Tileveling’s range of tile levelling systems and more!