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frank999 03-13-2013 02:05 PM

Tile Size
 
Is there a rule-of-thumb for sizing ceramic tile?

We have a small area (about 4ft. X 5ft.) that we would like to tile.

It is an older house, so the area may not be perfectly flat and level. What would be the optimum tile size to use?

Thank you.

joecaption 03-13-2013 02:39 PM

Level does not matter to much, but it has to be flat and not flex at all.
Installing it on a diaginal will make it look like a larger area.
Smaller tiles like 6 X 6 or 8 X 8 will work best.

JazMan 03-13-2013 06:38 PM

I think the rule of thumb is what ever Mrs. Frank wants. :laughing:

Large tiles in a small room actually work very well. Well, I mean they look fine, just a pita for the installer.

Jaz

Fix'n it 03-13-2013 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by frank999 (Post 1136399)
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It is an older house, so the area may not be perfectly flat and level. What would be the optimum tile size to use?

check just how "flat" the floor is. if it is wavy, small = 1-2" tiles will be far easier to properly install. the larger the tile, the more work there will be, unless the floor is very flat. then they are very easy.

Fix'n it 03-13-2013 09:21 PM

oh. if you decide to use large tiles. mix up some thinset. then use a straight edge to find the low spots. then ALMOST fill the low spots. let dry and recheck. do again if needed till its pretty much flat.

frank999 03-15-2013 01:35 PM

Tile Size
 
Thanks for all your replies. we are considering the options.

Sephora 03-25-2013 12:04 PM

I just did 12x24 the long way in my 4.5x7.5 half bath...came out pretty nice. Used thin grout lines 1/16th.

RoofContractor 04-09-2013 04:57 AM

Smaller tiles like 6 X 6 or 8 X 8 will work best.


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