Great Grout Spacers
Use these craft supplies as an easy-to-handle alternative to conventional spacers.
When installing ceramic floor tile, a lot of people use 1/8-in. tile spacers to maintain grouting space. These spacers are small, hard to handle, and must be sliced to fit against a wall. I like to use Popsicle sticks instead, which are sold as “craft sticks” at arts and crafts stores. They are inexpensive and easy to remove when you’re done.
—March Coover, Dallas
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #281