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ll2none 12-04-2011 08:12 AM

Diamond design
Would it take more tiles to do a room in a diamond design?

Splinter 12-04-2011 08:27 AM

usually.... It's a safe bet to add another 5% for waste.

tcleve4911 12-04-2011 09:02 AM


Originally Posted by ll2none (Post 785599)
Would it take more tiles to do a room in a diamond design?

Yes.....add 30% waste

Bud Cline 12-04-2011 11:56 AM

Adding 5% won't get it, it's more like 25 to 30 percent. Just depends on the size of the tiles. The bigger the tiles the more waste you will have.:)

robertBny 12-06-2011 06:35 PM

I usually recommend the standard 15% waste for diagonal tiles... But 20% would be a safe bet. We don't get too many people coming back needing more tiles bit as a previous poster said the size tile and the shape and dimensions of the room could affect amount of waste.

Splinter 12-06-2011 07:04 PM

30 seems a little excessive, but to each their own... I shoot for 10% extra for waste normally, and I'll tack on 5% more when doing a diagonal layout...

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