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Old 11-16-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
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How do you find true center of bathroom floor to lay tile? The floor is different widths and lengths.

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Old 11-16-2008, 12:02 PM   #2
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If you have an odd sized room you'll want to find the center of your focal point which may not be the exact center of the room.

I.E. walking into the bathroom you want the largest longest area that you see of the floor to be your focal point. Offsets for toilets, vanities extra will follow.

Set your focal point center line from the wall and dry lay some tiles to see how things will look. Shift your center line as needed to get the look you want and minimize cutting or odd sized tiles.

Spend as much time as needed on your dry layout before actually setting the tiles. Its the key to getting the look you want.

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If you have an odd sized room you'll want to find the center of your focal point which may not be the exact center of the room.

I.E. walking into the bathroom you want the largest longest area that you see of the floor to be your focal point. Offsets for toilets, vanities extra will follow.

Set your focal point center line from the wall and dry lay some tiles to see how things will look. Shift your center line as needed to get the look you want and minimize cutting or odd sized tiles.

Spend as much time as needed on your dry layout before actually setting the tiles. Its the key to getting the look you want.

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Your welcome!

Good luck!

Post some pic's when your done.
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Your welcome!

Good luck!

Post some pic's when your done.

OK, will do.
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Not the tile expert here, but have done a lot of acoustical ceilings. The layout is similar, and Sammy gives good advice. I try to get the "borders" as even as possible. In your situation, you might "hide" a narrow row of tiles under the toe kick of the cabinet (if using one), behind the commode area, etc. With several offsets, make the "odd" border in the smallest area possible.
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #7
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If the room edge farthest from the entry way is slightly hidden, like with fixtures or cabinets, you can start with a full tile at the entry way. Don't worry about being totally balanced. As was said, when you look at the room at the most visible point, the tile should appear balanced.

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