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Unread 06-26-2008, 09:27 AM   #16
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Hi Bob,

I'm another one in agreement with diagonal if you don't want straight. Although a straight set with insets looks nice and rich when done right.
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Unread 06-26-2008, 11:55 AM   #17
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What kind of edge does the tile have?

The reason why I ask is because when setting a larger format tile (especially with a 1/8th grout line, it leaves little room for adjustment - especially with rectified edges. If this is your first time, your floor is not perfectly flat, or if you are relatively new to tile, do yourself a favor and move up to a 3/16th grout line especially if you are laying diagonal.

Considering that you have such a long straight section you might want to to a simple offset. Not staggered (yuck). I personally like a 75% offset so in your case 3/4 tile which will be easier than diagonal. Don't forget you will need expansion joints on this type of job to keep your tile from tenting.

What type of underlayment are you using?
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Unread 06-26-2008, 08:41 PM   #18
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Okay so edges for this tile are smooth.

Underlay being used - here is info about subfloor etc:

2 x 10's spaced 10" oc engineered joists, 13 - 14 foot spans.
5/8 OSB + 1/2 inch plywood + either 1/4" hardi or ditra, probably ditra.

Whats the difference between staggered and offset? To me they're the same thing, aka brick type pattern layout.
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Unread 06-26-2008, 10:07 PM   #19
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the same shadow, anther term would be running bond beam. just like a brick set. it could be a half on half set, or 1/3 offset. or your imaganation could run wild.
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Unread 06-26-2008, 10:21 PM   #20
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Hmmm... that brings up an interesting idea... anyone ever do a brick type / offset pattern that varies its offset from row to row? Would love to see pics of such
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