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Old 03-14-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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Room not square need suggestions

I have a bathroom in a newly constructed basement that somehow is not square. Now I need to install floor covering. I was planning to install tile but I'm afraid that the grout lines will make it more noticable. The room is 5x11 and the room is off about an inch or so in 5 ft. I know how to install the tile so that it is square on the long span, and adjust the tile legnths on the 5 ft span, but I don't want to get all done and it to be very noticable.

Would I be better served to install a laminant floor so that it's less noticable?

This is my last major step in the basement project and I haven't seriously messed anything up until this...

Thanks for your help.


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Old 03-14-2008, 06:42 PM   #2
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It is going to depend on the size of the floor tiles and how much of the tile is left on the edges ,as well as how they line up with a tub or the sink cabinet.
If it can be laid out so no grout lines are close to the walls or any other vertical surface than it shouldn't be noticeable.
Also try to stay as square as you can to the entry door.

Another alternative is to lay the tiles in a stepped or diagonal pattern.


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Old 03-14-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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Since you know ahead of time and it's only the one room, I don't see any problem concealing an inch. Plan ahead you should be able to do it as long as you're not using mosaics.

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1" isn't too bad. Pull the base and you can squeeze that 1/2 from each side.
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