What are tile spacers
Ever wondered how you can maintain a consistent space or “gap” between tiles when installing them to either a floor or the wall? The answer – tile spacers.
Tile spacers are small pieces of plastic, usually found the shape of a T, which are widely used to achieve an even finish prior to grouting your tiles.
Why are tile spacers important?
If you don’t use tile spacers, you are at risk of having your tiles ending up crooked. Tile spacers nestle perfectly in the corner of each tile enabling you to ensure a straight, even professional finish, whether you are tiling in the bathroom, hallway, kitchen or living room.
They also ensure that each tile is properly grouted with the right amount of product. Tile spacers also avoid tiles getting too close to each other, which could potentially lead to damage if they there were to expand.
Tile spacers also making tiling faster, and much more efficient, because you don’t have to take the time to measure the gap between each tile or worry about uneven results. Ranging in size from 1mm to 10mm, all you need to do is decide on your chosen spacing, and then just use your spacers, and lay down your tile, and you’re good to go!
How to use tile spacers
Tile spacers couldn’t be easier to use. Simply place one at each corner of your tiles as you’re laying them down, and you push the tiles together until the spacer is contacting each corner. And, then when your tiles have firmly adhered to the floor or wall, simply remove them prior to applying your grout. In most instances, your tile spacers will be fine to recycle ready for the next time you tile.
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