Who knows by EU standards what the mínimum spacer is between tiles?
It is known by most the concept and reality of “ EVERYTHING BREATHS” in construction. We understand that everything dilates and contracts, from the foundations to the finishing materials. Due to this and in tiling senses, there is a minimum grout joint between ceramics in order to absorb these movements. It is clear that not all materials dilate with the same expansion and retraction as much as the materials don’t have the same behavior with the different temperatures and humidity.
Due to this, a selection criteria of the spacers is precise. The material absorption capacity, the square metres to install ( the sum of all dilations )and the aesthetic`s.
The general tendency is to the tiling with the smallest or no joint on porcelain tiles. We comprehend the porcelain tiles as to have such a small porous that its close to cero water absorption capacity; therefore it dilates less; but it does dilate, it does breath… and that is why it’s fundamental to use a spacer between the tiles.
If the surface to tile is small, it’s probable to use the mínimum joint on these materials ( also porcelain tiles are causing great tendency in the more important markets )
With the entire range of spacers, the deepening of knowledge in this aspect, assures us a job well done that will last in time under normal conditions.
With all of this we add the different methods applied by the users when placing spacers. Some of these methods have more guarantee than others….
In general, the spacer is introduced in the corner where four tiles meet; another method is the use of four spacers in the corners where the tiles meet with the idea of recovering the spacer with ease. Today and as innovation in the global market, the Rubi factory, have introduced recoverable, with two thicknesses of joints spacers with the option of using these as “ T “ spacers. A huge effort and study were tiling professionals actively participated with their constructive criticism. Allow me to invite you to know better these spacers by following the next link.
What do think?
Is this not glory of a spacer we were waiting for?
If this issue has interested you, I propuse we get in touch in order to deepen with it…
I make reference to my first question.
Who knows by EU standards what the mínimum joint between tiles is?