Colonial wood 6X20 tile

Name: Tom H
Posted: Thu, May 29, 2008 at 6:49 pm MST
 
Topic
I am thinking of installing some of the Colonial Wood ceramic tile by Interceramic Tile. It looks a lot like wood and should hold up well. It comes in 6X20 tiles, and looks like it can be laid the same way as wood. By that I mean end to end along the length of the floor, and then stagger the next end and come back the other way. I laid an engineered wood floor this way and it turned out good. Can this tile be laid that way?

My question is about grout lines. Can this be laid without grout lines to better simulate wood, or does there need to be a minimum (1/16") line?
Name: Tileguybob
Posted: Thu, May 29, 2008 at 7:15 pm MST
 
Reply: 1
You need a minimum grout joint. 1/16" will depend on how regular the tile sizing is. If not too good, be prepared to move up to 1/8". Are they 6x20 or 6x24"? Cut a tile 1/3 of its length and you have the starter pieces for the next two rows.
Name: Tom H
Posted: Fri, May 30, 2008 at 5:54 pm MST
 
Reply: 2
Thanks for your quick response. The tile is 6X20. Would a 1/2" X 1/2" trowel be sufficient for the thinset?
Name: Jay F
Posted: Fri, May 30, 2008 at 7:50 pm MST
 
Reply: 3
I would try a 1/4" x 3/8" trowel first, and make sure you are getting at least 90% coverage, if your floor is pretty flat, and the backs of the tile are also, you may get by with a 1/4 x1/4.
Name: Retired And Bored
Posted: Sat, May 31, 2008 at 3:05 pm MST
 
Reply: 4
Check acmy brick for that tile
Name: Robert
Posted: Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 8:07 pm MST
 
Reply: 5
You need to use a grout line. The only way you can eliminate a grout line is if the tile is a rectified edge. If you are looking for a tile similar to colonial wood by interceramic, try calling [Bid4floors.com]

They have a rectified porcelain tile that I purchased for $2.99 sq ft. It is a 6x24. Looks great with no grout line. Call and ask for Lynae, or Jessica. They sold me the tile, really nice people.
Name: Bid4floorscom
Posted: Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 12:30 pm MST
 
Reply: 6
When installing this tile, make sure the tiles are all touching. This will automatically leave a space of less than 1/8". Then use a unsanded grout to fill in the space.
Name: Bud Cline
Posted: Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 12:40 pm MST
 
Reply: 7
Bid4floorscom,

Take long look at the date of the post you are responding to.grin
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