Anyone that’s installed ceramic tile before knows that spacing the tile is a crucial element in a beautiful finished project. Traditionally most people either set the tiles by eye (left for the pros) or you buy these little rubber “X” shaped spacers (see photo below). Today I came across this new type of tile spacer from TileJax (pictured at right).
The problem with traditional rubber “X” type spacers is getting them out once the tile is installed. I’ve always hated trying to pick the spacers out of the grout lines after the thin set has cured and prior to grouting. If you don’t get them out before you grout then they typically show in the grout lines.
The TileJax spacers stick up above the tile surface so you can grab them easily to remove them. The manufacturer even says you can sweep them up after (I’m a bit skeptical about that seeing that most spacers are pretty tight between the tiles.) The TileJax has seven legs, 4 legs face down in an “X” configuration and 3 legs face up to be used for “T” configurations.
I definitely plan on using these tile spacers on the next tile job I do.
Have any of you tried them? Any comments or feedback?