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  1. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Think how grout sales have diminished over the years 6" quarries with wide joints to 300 x300 with 5 mm joints to 600x600 with 3mm joints some tighter .
     
  2. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Look at what Bal are charging for a 10kg bag of Microflex. £30 odd. They can whistle.
     
  3. area tiling

    area tiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    n.ireland
    My last floor size was a similar rectangle , laid 120x60 rectified porcelain onto Kerakoll idro build Mat , followed expansion gaps on liquid screed floor , with ufh and put a soft joint in the middle of floor with matching silicone used 2mm spacers ! Can’t see anyone wanting a 4 mm joint with an expensive tile, but that’s just my opinion!
     
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  4. Cranbrook

    Cranbrook TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Ditto
     
  5. peteablard

    peteablard Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Cheshire
    I've just done 50m2 the same size and used 3mm. Tiles were perfect and could have done smaller but it's always nice to have some breathing space!
     
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  6. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    All my quarry tile were always done in sand & cement...... cheap as chips
     
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  7. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Personally I hate anything over 2mm. I'll go to 3mm on a large floor tile if I must.
     
  8. Paul Giovanni Raimondi

    Paul Giovanni Raimondi Active Member

    Location:
    Serole. Italy
    Hope not to offend by sabotaging thread but I'm just about to tile a wall with 120x60 porc. and was going to use 2mm or 1.5mm gap. Is there any reason I shouldn't? the wall is only 1.8m long two tiles high. (shower cubicle)
     
  9. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    If your wall is stable and load bearing and has no deflection, 2mm will be ok.
     
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  10. pdc

    pdc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    ...and if the tiles are rectified or straight enough and evenly sized to allow a 2mm gap.
     
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