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Old 12-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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Trying to update the look of my front door area. I have removed the 6x6 1979 tiles and bought my new tiles. Before I just go at it with thinset and grout I'd like some advice on the layout. Im thinking of having full width tiles near the large entrance to the living room and working my way toward the wall. This leaves me with about a 2-3'' cut along the wall though. Any advice ? Im pretty much at a loss

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Old 12-04-2011, 01:47 PM   #2
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Why would you do that?

Why not balance the area?

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the only advice I have gotten is to have a full tile along the carpet.... I wasn't 100% on it as everything I've seen is center N-S E-W then work my way out. Just wasn't sure hopefully others will chime in also
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Alrighty then. Let's wait for others to chime in.

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Balance it on all sides. Chime
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it will look much more professional if you balance as suggested and not like a hack job.
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it will look much more professional if you balance as suggested and not like a hack job.
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Alrighty then. Let's wait for others to chime in.

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Maybe others will explain further in detail what you mean by balance the tile. Thats what I meant, I've seen threads where you really help people but I guess you feel like having fun with your online buddies today. I get it.

Hopefully my description of "balance" will be the correct one.
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as who suggested? all that was written was balance.
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Maybe others will explain further in detail what you mean by balance the tile. Thats what I meant, I've seen threads where you really help people but I guess you feel like having fun with your online buddies today. I get it.

Hopefully my description of "balance" will be the correct one.
By balance, we simply mean don't have full tiles on one side and cuts on the other end. Start in the middle and have equal cuts on each side.
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Maybe others will explain further in detail what you mean by balance the tile. Thats what I meant, I've seen threads where you really help people but I guess you feel like having fun with your online buddies today. I get it.
Hey I started off trying to help you but you wanted "to hear from others", so now you have. From what I can see "others" were amused at your shoving me aside, it seems to have put a smile on their faces. I have no control over who comments here or how they present themselves here. Even tho most of us are regular visitors to this website we aren't "buddies" in any sense of the word as far as I know. Not that it would be a bad thing if we were. I can't help it if someone like you doesn't know the meaning of the word "balance", look it up if you don't understand it, that's what dictionaries are for.

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