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Old 02-24-2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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grid for pinwheel patern ..??

hey is there a equation for a grid for pinwheel pattern? in the past(on small floors) ive just put down some simple square lines to mesure off of, but this snakes down hall ways in and out of rooms. pinwheel patern being the one where a large tile has four smaller offset tiles at each corner, and replicates . Josh
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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it's a staggering repetitious module. I use control lines with the pinwheel. Only every other module hits though. I'll have to look at it on paper to shoot a formula though.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:01 PM   #3
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Make a grid for the large tile. At some point you'll hit, and where you don't use a folding ruler handy to measure.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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I just snap control lines and do like Brad said and measure regularly to make sure I am running square. Pretty tough/impossible to grid a pattern out.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:56 PM   #5
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Josh,

I don't know if it will help but check out this site for florida Tile
http://www.floridatile.com/NewPatter...ry/Pattern.htm

They have alot of patterns there and you may be able to print them out
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:08 PM   #6
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I was working on one on Friday. Two hallways and into a bath with two rooms.

We started with a boss line and a right angle to that sprayed with hairspray to keep them. Then I just snap lines as I need them. My measurement was 20 and 1/8. Depends on the tile size you start with. Your lines will hit 60% of you tile edges in a run. I spread to the line and then scrape the excess out of the hollow left by the tile the line doesn't hit and then fill that back on the next pass. When I get to a doorway ( I almost always do a transition strip in the doorway) I make sure I have a 90 degree line taking off into the next room and away we go. Works well for me.

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Old 02-24-2008, 04:34 PM   #7
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We have had several threads about this pattern before. A search might find them. It is one of the tougher patterns to layout. Depending on the tiles sizes, the pattern may or maynot repeat. If you are using 12 and 6 inch tiles, the repeat may be as close as 30 inches (there abouts). If a 12 and a 4 is used, the repeat will be further away. If a 12 and a 5 is used, it maynot repeat at all.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:30 PM   #9
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Divide the size of your dot into the size of your tile to figure out how
many courses it will take for the tile to land back on your control line.
18" tile with a 1' dot will take 18 courses, a 18" tile with a 2" dot should
take 9 courses. A 12" tile and a 6" dot should be every other course etc.
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18x18 and 4x4. I wonder how it will work out?
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:43 PM   #11
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Josh,
Hit the "here" link below to get your name permanent.
Here's a link that will explain what happens when you use a small tile that doesn't line up with the large tile.
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