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Old 02-17-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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Level question for wall tile

About to install 3x6 subway tile in a powder room that has un-level floors. The floor slopes about 7/8 inch from one wall to the other. I am installing a 4x12 baseboard tile and then the subway tile on top of that. I am trying to determine if it is better to scribe the baseboard tile so that the top of the boaseboard is level. OR install the base board tile whole, and then scribe the bottom of the first course of subway tile, so that the top of that course is level. I think the former will look odd, having one end of the room's baseboard visibily shorter than the other end.

The floor is an old Oak floor, that is very beautiful, so leveling it is out of the question.

Thoughts on which approach will look better?
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With crooked floors, sometimes it's a bit of an art to disguise it within the tile.

Initially, I'd want to understand if you could split the 7/8" between both the baseboard course and the bottom course of tile. If so, it may be more disguised than forcing it upon only one. Is that a possibility?

Or you could think outside the box a bit. What about using a larger tile that would disguise an un-level line a bit better?


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Old 02-17-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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That is a good idea: scribe the baseboard 1/2 inch and then the first corse the remaining 3/8. More cutting, but that may look the best.

The baseboard is a 3/4 thick marble, so not really excited about cutting so many of them. But slow and steady and it should be OK.

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