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Discuss What size T spacers for metro style tiles (10cm x 20cm) in the DIY Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Graham

    Graham Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Hi guys, I will be doing a kitchen splashback using metro tiles.

    The tiles are 10cm x 20cm in size. Should I go with 2mm spacers or 3mm spacers? Grout is Mapei Keracolor Super Fine (SF).

    Thank you.

    :)
     
  2. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
  3. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
  4. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Make sure wall is flat and a nice surface and you will be fine
     
  5. Graham

    Graham Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Great thank you, I will grab a big pack of Rubi T spacers then and get cracking. Any tips for metro tiles specifically?
     
  6. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Do you have a pic of area you are tiling ? :grinning:
     
  7. Graham

    Graham Active Member

    Location:
    London
  8. Graham

    Graham Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Metro tiles, 2mm spacers, Mapei Primer G (white emulsion will be scraped off first!), then Mapei adhesive and tiles.
     
  9. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    First thing is to get work top fitted dead level. Will make life easier

    Is the sink centred to the two wall units left and right ?

    What do you mean by internal corner trim
     
  10. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Lovely diagrams :D

    No trims required on internal corners Graham, just external - 8mm trim.
     
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  11. Graham

    Graham Active Member

    Location:
    London
    I'm panicking a bit now as I have a length of this, from Genesis, please see attached. Do I not bother using it in the internal corners? Shall I mitre the tiles instead in the corners?

    Genesis Internal Corner Trim.jpg
     
  12. Graham

    Graham Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Also, this is the external corner trim I have.

    Shall I use that instead in all corners, both internal and external then?

    I crossed out the wall on my atachment as that doesn't apply in my case, I will move the profile slightly to the right to sit flush with the left wall, if you see what I mean.

    DIY gets me excited but when a pro says you doing wrong I start panicking! :(

    Genesis Corner Trim.jpg
     
  13. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    Don’t bother with it. Mitre or scribe internal corners and use silicone
     
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  14. Graham

    Graham Active Member

    Location:
    London
  15. acaciaguy

    acaciaguy Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    coventry
    So with metros. Pick the centre of your main wall. Usually a cooker hood area. But in your case it’s a sink. If that is centred between the two wall units then find the center of that. Tile from that line off the counter top.
     
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