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Unread 04-04-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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HELP - Running bond with 10x13

Hi all, this is my first post to this great resouce.

I've just done our en-suite room and will be tiling it at the weekend. Managment has taken a shine to having the new tiles in a brick (running bond) pattern.

The room is 6ft x 5ft and the tiles are 10"x13". I have never tiled in this way before and therefore would like some advice on the starting point, what happens at corners etc. and what happens around the window 4ft x 2ft window which is right in the middle of one wall and is recessed by about 4"'s.

Do I start at one end and continue around the room as I believe I can't start from the middle because I don't think it will look right.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.


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Unread 04-04-2006, 03:15 PM   #2
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This is going to be walls or floor? Sounder like walls.
I would try and start in the middle of the wall across from the door and bring everything back to the wall.
With a running bond pattern how the tile come out is how they come out as you will either have a full or half tile starting from the mid point. At the two inside corners save the cut pieces and use them as continuation on other wall.
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Thanks for your reply.

I take it I'll have to check a couple of courses to try and make sure I'm left with a decent amount of tile at each end? And by using the off cut on the adjacent wall this gives the illusion of a full tile.

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Unread 04-05-2006, 05:22 AM   #4
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As JTG said.....the cut is what it is. With Runningbond,there's no real shifting of the layout. And as JTG stated,start in the middle. 1 row of tile will be what it is,the other row of tile will be what it is.
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