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Old 03-13-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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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?

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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.

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

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

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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.
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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.
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Thanks for all your replies. we are considering the options.
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I just did 12x24 the long way in my 4.5x7.5 half bath...came out pretty nice. Used thin grout lines 1/16th.
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Smaller tiles like 6 X 6 or 8 X 8 will work best.

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