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Unread 09-10-2009, 05:53 AM   #1
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Is there a way ?

I will be tiling a kerdi shower in a few days. It is a 32"x 60" alcove. The tiles are 6x6 squares and will be a diamond pattern. I will start with a 2 1/2" wide bullnose at the outside of the 32" walls (see dwg attached). I would like to start with a full tile (points 1 and 4 on dwg) on diagonal and run to back wall. I would then like to start at the center of the back wall and run to sides. I would like to have the tiles look like they wrap around the corner, but the chances of the tiles lining up in the corners are slim. Is there any way to do this? If not, is there a way to make a decent look in the corners? I am not sure what the finished job will look like if they don't line up in the corners.

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Unread 09-10-2009, 06:39 AM   #2
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This could be possible but it depends on actual size of your tile and grout spacing. Figure your wall with CBU on it, probably only be 59 inches.
Do a dry run on the floor with spacers and see how it works out.
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Unread 09-10-2009, 07:01 AM   #3
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assuming that the tile is spaced 6"o.c., my back-of-the-envelope calc gives you roughly 59-3/8" for 7 full tile (6*sqrt(2)~8.485, so you should be able to get your inside corners to line up, and come close to your 32" off the back wall.
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Unread 09-10-2009, 08:35 PM   #4
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You need to start in the center of the backwall and run to the bullnose letting those cuts be what they are. Otherwise the walls have to be built to perfectly accomadate the tile pattern.
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Unread 09-10-2009, 08:49 PM   #5
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What Royce said and your corners and walls need to be dead plumb.
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