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Old 05-16-2019, 01:35 PM   #1
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Hi, I am tiling a small bathroom. As it turns out, 6 tile (12X12) with grout lines fit between the tub and the opposite wall without any cuts. This great as it will reduce the number of cuts I need for the project. However, the tile will not be centered in the doorway. (see attached picture.) It is off a few inches.

I was wondering if it is worth it to cut tiles on both the tub side and the opposite wall side so I could have a tile centered in the doorway.

Sorry the picture is turned. I couldn't figure out how to get it straight.

I appreciate your thoughts,


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Old 05-16-2019, 03:47 PM   #2
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Completely up to you, but typically I am more concerned with balancing the layout within the room not on a doorway.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:31 PM   #3
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What Ryan said.

So you have full tiles against the tub. How does it work out the other direction? I'd dry set tiles starting at the center of the door and see what size cut you'll have against the wall behind the toilet.

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I think what ya got there looks fine slide that one that fits in the doorway and dry lay some behind it towards the toilet and see what you got there.. the goal is a full tile at the door and cuts behind the toilet and away from the tub, depending on how the room lays out.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:32 AM   #5
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I think the tiles not being centered on the doorway isn't a big deal. Unless it really is a big deal to you.

The only thing I would suggest is to verify that your setup is perfectly square so you don't end up with a sliver of tile at one end.
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I wanted to thank everybody for taking the time to reply to my question. All the comment were very helpful.

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