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    Hi Everyone ,
    I'm just about to start tiling my bathroom after having the tiles sitting in the hall for almost twelve months , my question is , i'm putting up 10"x16" tiles what would be the best size spacers to use and what size notched trowel will i need to use , i'm going to be using mapei p9 adhesive , will that be ok ? , any advice will be appreciated as its 20m2 i'm doing so i'm a bit wary

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    Default Re: spacers and notched trowel advice

    id use 8mm notched trowel and 2mm spacers hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomtiller View Post
    id use 8mm notched trowel and 2mm spacers hope that helps
    id use bigger spacers (3mm prob) as they're not small tiles

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    What tile type and what are you fixing them to ?

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    defo 3mm spacers for tiles that size unless they are travertine,the trowel size depends on how flat your wall are! these tiles would probably struggle to be put onto a plaster finished wall due to the weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by david campbell View Post
    defo 3mm spacers for tiles that size unless they are travertine,the trowel size depends on how flat your wall are! these tiles would probably struggle to be put onto a plaster finished wall due to the weight

    That's what I said, in less words though the reasons I was asking about tile type is that we're doing a lot of 600x300mm polished porcelain at the moment and it really does suit a 2mm joint, so I was asking I mean, a bevelled edge with a 3mm spacer is going to look huge IMHO, a lot comes down to personal choice though

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    Default Re: spacers and notched trowel advice

    personal choice but i would use 3mm for walls and floors on a tile that size.

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    I'd probably go same as tomtiller, 8mm trowel and 2mm spacers

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    I don't know why everyone's concerned about the weight!?! The only dimension that would have any bearing on weight is the thickness, and the OP hasn't mention that!?!?

    If they are fair quality tiles, i'd go with 2mm spacers. If cheap tiles, 3mm. As for Trowel, probably 8mm, but depending on walls.

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    dont know mapei adhesive really so dont know there ,but for me 2mm spacers probably 8 mm ,trowel but if its your first job and walls are very uneven perhaps think about improving walls before you start , if they are all ok ish you should be fine

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    Hi , not sure what kind of quality they are , on the boxes it says they are from a firm called pera seramik , they are 8mm thick and are going onto walls with about 3/4's of an inch of original plastered wall , house is a terraced from the early 1900's so i'd imagine build quality wasn't to bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanz View Post
    I don't know why everyone's concerned about the weight!?! The only dimension that would have any bearing on weight is the thickness, and the OP hasn't mention that!?!?

    If they are fair quality tiles, i'd go with 2mm spacers. If cheap tiles, 3mm. As for Trowel, probably 8mm, but depending on walls.
    The weight of the tiles may or may not be an issue but it is always worth checking first. Are the walls tiled already? are the walls skimmed? are the walls in good condition? all these aspects have a direct correlation to weight Beanz.



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