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  1. CharlP23

    CharlP23 New to

    hi, doing a diy job of filing our kitchen using metro tiles for b&q. We have started and have used the 4mm tile spacers but now we’ve realised that we probably should’ve used smaller. Is it going to look awful? Has anyone use 4mm before?
    We’ve chosen anthracite tiles and white grout. Should we change the colour?
    Tiles not quite as dark as photo but attached a photo so you can get an idea.
    Thank you, would appreciate any advice

  2. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Preston, Lancs
    It's a personal choice but I wouldn't.
    2mm normally looks about right.
    That said, I have 5mm joints on my kitchen tiles 100x100 rustic ceramics. But the boss picked that - not me!
  3. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    2mm or perhaps 3mm it it makes the set out better, you haven't gone too far to start again though..totally contrasting grout will show up every little discrepancy. One thing I will say is do a full row at a time or you could come a cropper jumping up rows before they're completed..
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  4. CharlP23

    CharlP23 New to

    Thank you, other half won’t start again so going with it will definitely go for the darker grout though, good point about lighter grout show up any discrepancies! Will take the white grout back and swap it. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good grey grout?
    Have already come a cropper with ending on a tile that needs to be about 2cm wide I’ll hide it with a plant
  5. pdc

    pdc Only a Handyman... Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    I believe @Andy Allen@Andy Allen has some handy tips for just such a situation!
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  6. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Ultra grout in anthracite, or Tilemaster dark grey would be my recommendation..
  7. demi34

    demi34 Professional Tiler

    romford essex
    2mm for me bx when you going to grout it is look like 3-4 mm gap
  8. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Andy has a website where he sells objet dar’t and offers advice for exactly this type of occasion.
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  9. Tim Saunders

    Tim Saunders Active Member

    From your photo you've only got 13 tiles to take off and start again.
    Find and mark the centre of each wall to be tiled, you can then determine the best way to set the tiles out to avoid awkward unsightly cuts into corners. It's worth spending a bit of time doing this. If you are tiling up to/around/into window sills/reveals think about how the tiles will look. Windows and splash backs behind cookers/hobs/below extractors etc tend to be focal points. You and your other half will be much happier with the end result. Good luck :)
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  10. Paul C.

    Paul C. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Go on, a show of hands to everyone who clicked the link....

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  11. Huddersfield Tiling

    Huddersfield Tiling Huddersfield Tiling

    Oh dear. Somebody should have called the A-Team. Even YouTube is better than this.
    In order to help though, they need to take them off, make good the plaster, and use the spirit level on every full course (first checking the worktop level). Once that is done, then grout colour can be decided.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  12. widler

    widler Professional Tiler

    It’s a diy job , not a pro job, he is asking for advice , not someone being a bit of a bell, seems to come easy to you this doesn’t it , you ain’t a plumber are you , second name waligi :eek:
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