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Unread 10-13-2019, 08:11 PM   #16
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Bradley, I'll quote you the gospel according to ANSI that applies to your situation, which is found in A108.02 under "4.3 Workmanship, cutting, fitting, and grout joint size

4.3.1 Center and balance areas of tile, if possible.

4.3.2 An excessive amount of cuts shall not be made. Usually, no cuts smaller than half size should be made. Make all cuts on the outer edge of the field."

That said, in real world aesthetic considerations both those recommendations are violated on a daily basis and I again refer you to my post #14. If Mrs. Bradley likes it, it's quite the best way to do it. Not a bad idea to get that in writing, though.

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Unread 10-15-2019, 06:09 AM   #17
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Thought I had a decent layout wherein I would end up with a 1/3 of a tile on each tile field edge until I realized where that would leave the third row coming up to the niche. Glad I figured it out while the thinset was still wet. I suppose my only option is to end up with a smaller than ideal piece on the wall which will meet the next tiled wall. The combination of wall width, tile width, and niche placement are just enough to be a pain in the rear.


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Unread 10-15-2019, 09:03 AM   #18
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Offset patterns are some of the hardest to figure out. I often do niche last so I can make small adjustments after the fact.

One possibility in your case might be to see if you can get larger tiles in same stone. Cut down so you have a long enough tile on those 3 or 4 courses to avoid skinnies. Then revert to original offset above niche.

Either way will call some attention to itself. The extra length tile looks better in my mind's eye, but I might temporarily mock it up just to see if I could live with it.
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Unread 10-15-2019, 10:43 AM   #19
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Good idea. I have plenty of bigger pieces left I can cut down to size. Looks like I would have to do the same on the right side of the niche as well if going that route. The hanging shower caddie doesn’t seem so bad at this point.


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Unread 10-21-2019, 07:50 AM   #20
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Went with the bigger pieces where necessary. Looks much better than a bunch of smaller pieces added in there. Thanks for the idea. Also got the tub grouted and more tile up on the walls.


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Unread 10-22-2019, 09:54 AM   #21
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Looks good, Bradley, and I do like the color combination.
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