Minum grout width for wall ceramic tile (backsplash)
I have about settled on using 3"x6" ceramic white subway style tile (field tile) on about 30 square feet of back splash. When considering the 4"x4" I noted the tiles had the built-in space tabs, providing for a minimum of, I'll guess, 1/16" between tiles. However, the 3x6 do not have any such tabs, yet it does have a beveled edge. I estimate the 3x6 installed without spacing would touch along their entire length. Still I think s narrow grout line would be created by grouting the bevel between tiles. Can I get away with this? Here I plan to put 1/16" or more at the interfaces with the counter top and corners, which I will use caulking to seal.
If some grout is required between tiles can I use a 1/16" spacer? If I can install the 3x6 tiles butted against one another, will the tile grout hold being it is just in the bevel, not in general going all the way to the back of the tiles?