- For a smaller room use smaller spacers, this will allow you to utilise more tiles in the area, giving the impression of a larger space (again this is down to preference and should be discussed with the customer beforehand).
- Not all rooms are completely square and even then, not all walls are always equidistant at any two points (these can differ between mm to inches in some cases) - if the discrepancy could be considered an issue, it may be better to use larger spacing to attempt to minimise its impact on the overall job.
- Planning is important - don't just go for the first option, sample a few different placements and see which works best for the room. Some size rooms may look better with wider spacing where as others may suit narrow spacing (there really is no right or wrong answer and as always discuss this with your customer beforehand).
- Spacing your tiles an extra mm apart can often save the majority of small cuts (across the total length of a wall/floor this can make a big difference!).
- It is not recommended to go below 2mm for wall tiles and 3mm for floor tiles due to the requirement of stress relief. All walls and floors are subject to movement (due to climate condition changes etc) and without an element of stress relief tiles will either crack or buckle.
- Using a chalk line or laser level when laying tiles and spacers can help maintain a straight line across a floor for even greater precision.
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