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Unread 09-10-2022, 07:36 AM   #1
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My basement project is 2/3 complete. The remaining 1/3 is going to use the rest of the tile I have left over. It is faux slate. In one area, I layed diamonds and it butts up against a herringbone pattern. I wanted to just lay it normal because it's easier in the final phase. Is this bad practice? Should I man up and do diamonds to match? This was the first tile I've ever layed and thanks to this forum, I think it turned out OK.
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Unread 09-10-2022, 07:45 AM   #2
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The plan was to do this and have the cool rectangle design where a pool table would go. The boss just wants me to use the remaining slate though. I need 360sq and I have 370' so no room for error. Has anyone seen porcelain slate like this that would somewhat match that I could intermix? I can't find anything locally. I don't like the pressure of not making a mistake which is another reason that I don't want to do a diamond pattern.
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Hi Mike,

In view of what you've already done I think I would finish up with straight lay.
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Unread 09-11-2022, 08:41 AM   #4
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Thank you John. Your advice and services are much appreciated!
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Unread 09-11-2022, 08:45 AM   #5
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Setting on a 45 degree angle always results in more waste. I'm not sure you even have enough to lay it straight, but you definitely don't have enough for any pattern.
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Unread 09-11-2022, 10:39 AM   #6
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I agree Kevin. I plan to find something similar and add a piece here and there. The countertops in the "bar" area and bathroom could hide quite a bit of whatever I find similar underneath it. I am aware of the 15% rule, but for whatever reason, I maybe cut into 5% max doing the diamonds. Beginners luck I suppose. Not much tile hit the dumpster doing the diamonds. I filled the landfill with the herringbone. I had to start over twice which resulted in to using half of tile allotment for the connecting bedroom. It is now carpet. The bathroom will come last so if I reach that point and I don't have enough tile, I'll explore other options.
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I need a couple more Sq for the border and was able to find this. The boss is OK with it. I assume they have the 12x12 as well. I won't be paying anything near that price tag though for it. Originally I paid $1sq for the tile and $10/Sq for the mosaic/border.Name:  20220910_110918.jpg
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