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  1. Gary Freeman

    Gary Freeman Member of Tilers Forums

    I am laying some large format tiles 100cm x 50cm soon and i always thought the gaps should be 4mm plus ? however you see many tile jobs with small gaps eg, 2mm ?
    I would really appreciate some feedback please
     
  2. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    The area they are being fitted too plays a part in the spacing, where are they going ?
     
  3. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Also where are you getting the tiles from , this may reflect on quality of sizing and therefore have a knock on with tile spacing
     
  4. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    The main thing to do is get the walls level.

    Tell yourself that a perfectly plumb wall is the shortest possible distance from the bottom of the wall to the top.

    If your adjacent wall isn’t Plumb then that same point from the bottom of the wall to the top of your wall will be longer so the spacing between tiles has to increase.
     
  5. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Ignore that if you’re laying on the floor. :tearsofjoy:
     
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  6. Gary Freeman

    Gary Freeman Member of Tilers Forums

    Hi All,
    perhaps i did not explain myself properly so apologies,
    the floor is 75 Sq meters, 40 Sq meters of this is is a perfect rectangle for a new built extension, the rest is through a hall way and kitchen / Diner.
    The tile sizes again are 100 cm x 50 cm and to clarify what tile gaps would you be looking at ?
     
  7. Albert

    Albert Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    If the tiles are rectified i would use 3mm if not then i would
    use 4mm
     
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  8. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    3mm is usually my choice in that scenario
     
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  9. The Tiler

    The Tiler Active Member

    Location:
    Essex
    I think I read recently the B.S. has changed re joint sizes for large format tiles, not that 1 x .5 is counted as large, or maybe it is under the B.S.
     
  10. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    3mm dependent on quality of tiles
     
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  11. Gary Freeman

    Gary Freeman Member of Tilers Forums

    Hi All
    thanks for coming back to me, it looks like what i thought 3 to 4 mm
    best regards
     
  12. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    New BS regulations don’t come in to effect until the piece exceeds 1200 x 600mm.
     
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  13. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    ...and a 5mm joint full of micromax2 will SOOOOO good on very large formats!
     
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  14. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Bal worrying they won't sell much grout . So persuade working group to increase joint size
     
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  15. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Vested interests and over-speccing.
     
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