Tile spacing

What is the recommended tiles spacing for 15cm x 15cm floor tiles?
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On Fri, 26 Sep 2003 07:55:44 +0000 (UTC), "Lawrence Zarb"
It rather depends on the colour and design of the tiles as well as the colour of grout that you use.
Something in the range of 4-6mm or possibly a little more would probably be about right. It seems that the less uniform the tiles are in terms of colour and finish, the wider the grout should be - at least to my eye. This doesn't mean that perfectly identical tiles can't have a wide gap as well, but they could have a narrower one.
What I did was to take 4 tiles and laid them on a piece of ply on the floor. I then grouted them carefully and wiped the joints.
We looked at the result for an hour or so, and kept coming back.
Once we were happy we lifted them and washed off the grout.
One other suggestion, if the tiles are an appropriate colour, is to use grey grout rather than white. WHite inevitably discolours and is difficult to maintain at a clean looking white, whereas grey does not tend to show this so much. That is not to say that the floor shouldn't be cleaned, though.
.andy
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