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Old 04-20-2019, 10:40 AM   #1
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Should I use tile spacers in the corners?


We're installing our first kitchen backsplash. A question for you experts: When tiling the inside corner of the walls, where the tiles meet from each wall, do you use a spacer between them? Or do you put a tile from one wall flush against the tile from the other wall?
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I'm no expert, so wait for others to comment. When I do an inside corner, I 45 the ends that meet and leave a space equal to the spacers. When I grout I don't grout the corners. I caulk with a grout colored matching caulk. In my simple mind, the movement of houses tend to crack corners from time to time. Caulk won't tend to crack.
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I'm no expert, so wait for others to comment. When I do an inside corner, I 45 the ends that meet and leave a space equal to the spacers. When I grout I don't grout the corners. I caulk with a grout colored matching caulk. In my simple mind, the movement of houses tend to crack corners from time to time. Caulk won't tend to crack.

Thanks for the advice. Yes, I was planning to caulk that corner joint.
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If you're planning to caulk the corner, I'd put a spacer in just to keep the tiles separate. If your spacers are wide, you could just put it in sideways, i.e. separate the tiles the thickness of the spacer, not the width.
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You use a tile spacer. Cutting the edges at a 45 degree angle is unnecessary and overkill, since the final grout line is indistinguishable. It's not a bad idea to caulk this line if the house is not very old or if movement is expected.
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