To keep the spacers from falling out, set the tile close/tight to adjacent tiles and lightly set. Then seperate the tile by inserting spacer while pressing tile firmly. This puts tension on the spacer and gives a more consistent space, no matter what size of spacer used. With proper viscosity and application of thin set, this procedure never fails. For me at least. And I can't count how many times I performed it!
I'm glad these were a "just in case" add-on because the consistency between thicknesses is disturbing. A lot of them are cut on an angle so they were too thick on one side and too thin on the other. Would have been a lot of digging through the bag if I had really needed these.
These cheap spacers HD is selling are thin and flex too much. I suppose it's way too much to ask...
March 03, 2017
These cheap spacers HD is selling are thin and flex too much. I suppose it's way too much to ask for a tile spacer that is a true 1/8" by 1/8" or 3/16" by 3/16" they save money by slicing them thin the only issue with that is they are hard to keep in place and tend to fold over when you push the tile in place against the other tiles. The good thing about a true 1/8" by 1/8" spacer is you can put it in either on top of the tiles or down in the gap, but not with the cheap thin spacers HD sells.
Garbage to work with
The reason you get spacers is to have consistent grout lines. That was very difficult to do with...
January 10, 2017
The reason you get spacers is to have consistent grout lines. That was very difficult to do with these spacers. The thickness of these varied greatly. The thickest ones were twice as thin as the thickest with a couple of thicknesses in between. I actually had my wife go through them and compile good ones so I wasn't having to in the middle of tiling.
These are complete garbage.
The spacers are cut at angle, therefore they don't sit straight up and down. Of the 4 sides you would think you could just use any side but you'd be wrong. Because they are cut at an angle, only 2 sides are usable. They are also out of balance so truly only one side is usable. When racing against set time with mortar, there is not time to investigate which side to use.
I used these spacers for every tile project I do. I use two per side to ensure a proper gap. Whil...
May 05, 2017
I used these spacers for every tile project I do. I use two per side to ensure a proper gap. While the rubber helps hold them in, they can be 'squeezed' a little which can, but rarely, result in an inconsistent gap. They are cheap and if covered in thinset, can just be thrown away.
I initially bought another brand which was 1/8 inch. Did not have enough, so I bought a bag of Qep 1/8 inch tile spacers. Qep tile spacers are larger than 1/8inch. Disappointed cause I had to go back ton store to return them and then go to another store to purchase another brand,which was a true 1/8in measurement