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Old 03-05-2018, 05:13 PM   #1
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Tile Layout - Small L-Shaped Powder Room


Would appreciate your opinion on the layouts I have drafted for my small L-shaped powder room. Tiles are 12x24 porcelain. I have attached two pictures of the room and 4 layouts: Straight, staggered, herringbone, bias, and Straight Sink. Appreciate opinions on the right choice. Don't factor in time and materials because it's a really small room, I already have plenty of tile, and my time isn't all that valuable.
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File Type: pdf Staggered.pdf (1.4 KB, 42 views)
File Type: pdf Herrinbone.pdf (1.4 KB, 41 views)
File Type: pdf Bias.pdf (1.7 KB, 250 views)
File Type: pdf Straight Sink.pdf (1.4 KB, 256 views)
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, Dan!

The straight looks more modern. The staggered has a classic feel to it. What you’re calling a herringbone (not really) feels mechanical. The bias leads your eye across the room a bit and gives a little visual “movement”. And the straight sink looks, uh....not sure. I’d have to see the color of the tile & grout and how it flows with the rest of the room before I’d comment.

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I'm with Bubba, you can have ten different patterns and ten different opinions. Go with the one you like best. That's the only one that matters.

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Thanks All!

Thanks to all for their replies. I believe those who post a question and get free advice should do the community the common courtesy of posting how you used the advice and the outcome. So here's what I ended up with. Straight lines and no overlap.
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