Tiling Narrow Hallway

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  1. Greg Esres

    Greg Esres Guest

    Hallway is 41 inches across. Using 12" tiles leaves very narrow tiles
    on each side, which everyone agrees looks bad. Using 6" tiles *might*
    enable me to use full tiles all the way across, but the consensus
    seems to be that the smaller tiles create a "busy" look.

    Anyone have ideas on how to make the 12" tiles look better?

    Thanks
     
    Greg Esres, Mar 11, 2007
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    DanG Guest

    Use the 12" tiles. Run a joint at center. A full and about an 8
    1/2 border.

    Run the tile on the 45, place diamond at center. Diagonal will be
    17, 12" border.
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    "Greg Esres" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hallway is 41 inches across. Using 12" tiles leaves very narrow
    > tiles
    > on each side, which everyone agrees looks bad. Using 6" tiles
    > *might*
    > enable me to use full tiles all the way across, but the
    > consensus
    > seems to be that the smaller tiles create a "busy" look.
    >
    > Anyone have ideas on how to make the 12" tiles look better?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
     
    DanG, Mar 11, 2007
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  3. "Greg Esres" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hallway is 41 inches across. Using 12" tiles leaves very narrow tiles
    > on each side, which everyone agrees looks bad. Using 6" tiles *might*
    > enable me to use full tiles all the way across, but the consensus
    > seems to be that the smaller tiles create a "busy" look.
    >
    > Anyone have ideas on how to make the 12" tiles look better?
    >
    > Thanks
    >



    Put the tiles point to point instead of flat end to flat end? I guess this
    would be called a diagonal pattern.
     
    John Grabowski, Mar 12, 2007
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  4. Greg Esres

    Colbyt Guest

    "John Grabowski" <> wrote in message
    news:OB0Jh.537$...
    >
    > "Greg Esres" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hallway is 41 inches across. Using 12" tiles leaves very narrow tiles
    >> on each side, which everyone agrees looks bad. Using 6" tiles *might*
    >> enable me to use full tiles all the way across, but the consensus
    >> seems to be that the smaller tiles create a "busy" look.
    >>
    >> Anyone have ideas on how to make the 12" tiles look better?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>

    >
    >
    > Put the tiles point to point instead of flat end to flat end? I guess
    > this
    > would be called a diagonal pattern.
    >


    This will use about 20% more material but will make the hall look wider.

    The center line grout joint is also a acceptable option.
     
    Colbyt, Mar 12, 2007
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  5. Greg Esres

    Greg Esres Guest

    <<Use the 12" tiles. Run a joint at center. A full and about an 8
    1/2 border.>>

    <head slap> I had considered that layout at the very first, but
    rejected it to try to use full tiles. For some reason, I never looked
    at that option again after the unacceptability of the thin tiles was
    apparent.

    That is the easiest solution.


    <<Run the tile on the 45, place diamond at center. Diagonal will be
    17, 12" border.>>

    You mean like so:

    http://www.boundvortex.com/images/tiles.png


    Thank you.
     
    Greg Esres, Mar 12, 2007
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  6. Greg Esres

    Greg Esres Guest

    <<Put the tiles point to point instead of flat end to flat end? I
    guess this
    would be called a diagonal pattern. >>


    That would be a more intriguing pattern, but it looks more difficult
    to layout. I'll have to think about whether I want to attempt that on
    my first go-round.

    Thanks!
     
    Greg Esres, Mar 12, 2007
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    charlie Guest

    "Greg Esres" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hallway is 41 inches across. Using 12" tiles leaves very narrow tiles
    > on each side, which everyone agrees looks bad. Using 6" tiles *might*
    > enable me to use full tiles all the way across, but the consensus
    > seems to be that the smaller tiles create a "busy" look.
    >
    > Anyone have ideas on how to make the 12" tiles look better?
    >
    > Thanks


    http://www.floorstransformed.com/patterns.html

    brickwork or hopscotch patterns?
     
    charlie, Mar 12, 2007
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  8. Greg Esres

    Greg Esres Guest

    <<http://www.floorstransformed.com/patterns.html

    brickwork or hopscotch patterns?>>

    Great web page, thanks!

    I saw an example of the brickwork pattern today at a restaurant. I
    also noticed how they did the hallway to the restroom. Since it
    alternates, every other course had the thin tile problem near the
    wall. Perhaps with it alternating between thick, thin along the wall,
    it would look better than thin all the way down.

    The hopscotch looks challenging to implement. Some good ideas
    there, though. Thank you.
     
    Greg Esres, Mar 12, 2007
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