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elias22 08-17-2013 12:13 PM

Staggered end joints for slate tiles?
 
I was wondering if it is a style to do staggered end joints with 16x16 slate tiles? Just like doing laminate or wood floors where you take the remainder of the last cut from the last row to start the next row. That way i would save a lot of wasted tiles. It would look somewhat similar to brickstyle

gregzoll 08-17-2013 01:21 PM

It is called a Brick Pattern. You still have some waste, due to it all depends on the width of the room.

elias22 08-17-2013 01:59 PM

Is the brick pattern setup almost exactly the same way as sttaggered end joints?

gregzoll 08-17-2013 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by elias22 (Post 1230496)
Is the brick pattern setup almost exactly the same way as sttaggered end joints?

Why are you doubting or repeating. These are the following patterns that are used: Grid, Diamond, Brick, Hopscotch, Stepping, Divisible, Corridor, Grid with Dot, Hexagon, Basketweave, Plaid, Offset, Windmill, Herringbone.

The most common ones used are Grid & Brick, those two can be also set at a 45 angle also. Do not know why you keep asking about staggered end joints. You already answered your question by stating that Brick Pattern, but stated as "brickstyle", which is not what it is called.

Here is some examples of various Tile patterns, knock yourself out http://www.houzz.com/staggered-joint-tile and some of the more common ones http://www.thetilefiles.com/Patterns.html If you want a online tile pattern layout tool, there is http://www.ceramic-tile-floor.info/c...oor/index.html

elias22 08-17-2013 03:49 PM

Because brick pattern creates "H" looking pattern. What im talking aboutisa more random pattern like wood floors and i was wondering if anyone has done that with tile? I know they do it with wood looking tile. But what about square slate tiles?

gregzoll 08-17-2013 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by elias22 (Post 1230538)
Because brick pattern creates "H" looking pattern. What im talking aboutisa more random pattern like wood floors and i was wondering if anyone has done that with tile? I know they do it with wood looking tile. But what about square slate tiles?

Yes they do wood type pattern on tile, but the tile is still rectangle in shape. You would lay it out in a Brick type pattern.

djlandkpl 08-17-2013 05:38 PM

It might look sloppy or haphazard. If you have the tile, do a dry layout. If not, use squares of paper or cardboard.

jeffnc 08-17-2013 08:38 PM

The random "wood flooring" style you're talking about is not a brick pattern. You can Google and click the Image tab, and I doubt you will see any that you're talking about.
https://www.google.com/search?q=tile...w=1461&bih=950

Having said that, I personally don't think your idea will work well with square tiles. The concept will just be lost. Click on the Images tab for this Google link and I think you'll see some tile shapes that it would be much more appropriate for.
https://www.google.com/search?q=tile...w=1461&bih=950

gregzoll 08-17-2013 08:50 PM

jeffnc, the patterns you linked are all "Brick" pattern. Unless the OP purchases varied lengths of tile for random lengths, which would be a lot more work, then yes it would look as if you did a wood floor.

My wife and I have been looking at the Tile that looks like wood for our Kitchen floor. In the past couple of years, it has gotten to the point that you cannot tell the difference between it and actual wood product, due to how good they are getting with the glazing of the pattern on the tile, during the production process.


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