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Unread 04-25-2021, 01:38 AM   #1
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12x24 wall tile, grid pattern... carry cut thru?

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Looking at a grid pattern (horizontal) for a bathroom, 12x24 on wall. Floor will be 24x24 on diagonal set. Would carry the cut through to the next wall? Say my back shower wall is 5 ft, center of the wall is also the grout line , then I would have a 6" cut on either side that goes into each corner.
Would you carry then 18" to the next wall or just "start over"? I can see if you offset 1/3 you would want to carry cut piece around the corner, but not sure on a straight lay like this.

Or would you go 24" 24" 12" into a corner and then ?

(I could do a 1/3 offset but I think with the large format tile on a diagonal in a fairly small bathroom, it would be too busy. Vertical grid (24" up) might make more sense as that would be more even (5'/12") and and scribing probably not noticeable on the corner turn. But not sure I am a fan of vertical... but if this makes more sense I could do it.)

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Unread 04-25-2021, 04:50 AM   #2
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I am working on a shower right now using 12x24. I like the look of 1/3 offset and I carry the cut to the next wall. However I will make adjustments. In my case if I would have carried exactly 6 on to the short wall I would have had a sliver at the other side so I used 7.5. You do not notice the difference
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Unread 04-25-2021, 06:47 AM   #3
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I was thinking the same as Phil, however you decide to do the back wall, you can slightly adjust the end walls to avoid a sliver out where the tile meets the paint. Small adjustments won't be noticeable and helps the looks of the job.

Also, on the back wall, there's two ways to center the layout. Either center a grout joint in the wall or center a tile. Do some measuring to see what size cuts you'll have before deciding.

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Unread 07-21-2021, 11:19 PM   #4
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"Diagonal" layout at 20 degrees?

Just curious if anyone ever lays out at something other than 45 for a diagonal layout? I am in installing 24x24 tiles in a fairly small bathroom. Key "width" is 52 inches (edge of shower base to toe kick at vanity). I just was playing around trying to maximize the full tiles simply as I like the larger look. But, it is not diagonal in the sense that "point to point" obviously do not line up. I am worried this would be too odd and possibly feel out of place in the long run. The walls by the shower area will be tiled w/ 12x24 set vertically with a 1/3 offset.

Just curious as all I ever see is a straight 45 diagonal layout, and I did the same with 12x12 tiles for similar bathroom....
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Unread 07-22-2021, 07:30 AM   #5
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I've seen some other degree layouts in a office building, never have done one. The only think I can think of is man the cuts would be brutal to mark accurately.

My drycutter has a 15° and 30° angle setting but I've never used it. Maybe the cuts are easier to mark than I think but couldn't imagine a complex cut at those angles, would slow me down big time.
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Unread 07-22-2021, 07:54 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Karl
I am worried this would be too odd and possibly feel out of place in the long run.
Feel out of place to whom, Karl? If the owner of the bathroom likes it, and if you're willing to put in the time to do the pattern, I'd say it's just right.

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Unread 07-22-2021, 11:24 AM   #7
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Personally I loathe a square tile on a brick. Doesn’t make sense to me, but as Cx stated it’s your house do what makes you happy. I’ll also add with a small floor like that you won’t pick up much of a pattern with that big of a tile, I would keep it straight and simple.
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Unread 07-22-2021, 06:32 PM   #8
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Ive used a 30/60 degree layout, Calculations are extremely easy.
The Hyp is exactly 2 times the rise of the short side.
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