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Old 08-01-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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How to best arrange this tile pattern


I like this tile, but can't figure out if I best orient each one the same way, or go random. This will be a 5x7 ft floor. Thanks in advance for ideas.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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It is your floor, lay it out rough and play with it, until it looks good for you how you want it. Then take a picture, use a sharpie on the back to number where they go, to correspond where they go, when you place them back into the mud.

Helps to have the map taped to the wall with painters tape, so you can move it back as you back out of the room as you finish. I have used this online tool before http://www.ceramic-tile-floor.info/c...gn-your-floor/

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If using tiles like that, they almost always look best when oriented the same way. That's how the tile was designed. If going random, you'll probably end up with goofy looking areas somewhere in your floor by the time you're done.
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Yeah, I was trying to lay it out on the computer. However all the designs I came up with ended up making my head hurt. Thanks for the input. I'll orient them all the same way.
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Be careful with "random". Particularly with a larger floor area. You'll tend to use more of one size more than another. It's best to try to pre-plan the pattern if your goal is to use up the same amount of what you've got.

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