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Old 06-10-2018, 12:08 PM   #1
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12x24 inch tile, ends up being 30x60mm

First time tiler here. Bought some "12x24" tile. got it home and went to measure the midpoint and saw it was less than 12 and 24. Box says 30x60 cm? Is this normal? Like a 2x4 not really being 2x4 or 3/4" plywood not really 3/4"? I was prepared for some easy meaurements, lol

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Old 06-10-2018, 12:14 PM   #2
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Yes, itís normal
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:40 PM   #3
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Yep... very normal.

Sometimes they will figure a grout joint in and it will come out to a actual 13"x24"
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:49 PM   #4
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This may be a little OCD and it probably only works in a small space but (given my limited experience) I like to lay out my tiles.

Even the 12x24 which are really 11.XX x 23.XX aren't going to measure exactly the same so I take the tiles I want and the layout I want and just dry lay them on the floor with spacers and measure.

Sometimes how the spacers sit in the tile, depending on how the tile is beveled changes things. Depends on how exact you are trying to be.

All I know is plopping them all down with spacers and measuring gets you pretty close to exact.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:29 PM   #5
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A lot of tile is imported, and the rest of the world wouldn't have any issues with the metric system! Why we continue with inches...don't get me started!

FWIW, some tape measures can be had that have both on them, so it's fairly straightforward.
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I just installed a kitchen floor with 12x24. I popped lines 23 3/4 one direction and 23 7/8 the other direction. Just the way it is.

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