Do You Need Spacers For Subway Tile
Tile spacers in the correct size for your grout line A rubber float A sponge Unsanded grout (for thin grout lines 1/8” or less) Grout sealer To achieve your desired grout line, spacers are essential for keeping lines aligned and even. Tile spacers typically come in the following sizes: 1/16” 1/8” 3/16” 1/4” 3/8” Step 1 Most subway tile has grooves on the sides so you don't need to use spacers at all because it's an automatic 1/16″ grout line. What is the most popular kitchen backsplash? Subway tiles – these are some of the most popular backsplash tiles. They are named after the tiles used in most subway stations. They create a classic and clean cut look.
This little trick will keep your subway tiles in line even if you have small differences in tiles or spacers, which is unlikely but does happen. Measure all your tiles and mark the middle (or if you are doing a different pattern, mark wherever you want the grout lines to go). Then make sure to keep that mark right in line with the grout lines.