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Old 02-05-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Large 18";tile or smaller 12" tile for bathroom


Hi, I have a small 5' by 6 ' bathroom floor which I'm going to re-tile. Is it better to use the larger 18"x18" tile or use the smaller 12"x12" tile?

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That is really a design choice---The 18x 18 tiles will give you a more modern open look--

The 12x12 a more traditional look

Which do you prefer?

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Better in what way?
Have you done much tiling?
If not, you might go with the 12".
One would think that 18" tiles would be easier, after all, there will be less of them, and less grout, right?
The problem is lippage. Lippage is when the edge of one tile sticks up higher than the one next to it. The larger the tile, the more this becomes an issue if your tiling surface isn't perfectly flat. The larger the tile, the less forgiving they are.
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Better in what way?
Have you done much tiling?
If not, you might go with the 12".
One would think that 18" tiles would be easier, after all, there will be less of them, and less grout, right?
The problem is lippage. Lippage is when the edge of one tile sticks up higher than the one next to it. The larger the tile, the more this becomes an issue if your tiling surface isn't perfectly flat. The larger the tile, the less forgiving they are.

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