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Unread 10-28-2022, 05:28 PM   #1
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Cut location for change in direction in a hallway

We are installing tile in a long hallway that has a 90 degree turn in it (see attached image).

Our installer said to keep the tile full size and then do the turn at the natural edge of the tile. Our designer says that the cut should be in line with the wall.

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Unread 10-28-2022, 05:31 PM   #2
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Welcome, Andrew.

What does Mrs. Andrew prefer?
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Unread 10-28-2022, 06:14 PM   #3
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Thank you CX; she's on the fence. Primarily she wants to avoid long-term regret...
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Unread 10-28-2022, 08:55 PM   #4
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Well, then, don't worry about making the right decision. Just make a decision and make it right.

There's no technical answer to your question that I'm aware of. Maybe you'll get some votes one way or the other here, but if you don't have a strong preference one way or the other, it's a coin toss. I feel strongly both ways.

Or, I suppose, you could cut a 45 degree angle across the corner. That'd complicate things and you wouldn't hafta agree with anybody.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 10-29-2022, 06:17 AM   #5
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I would rather see full tiles in line with the wall but there might have been other things in the layout that kept that from happening.

I would continue the pattern thru the corner running the tiles cross ways down that hallway. I like seeing the pattern flow through out instead of breaking it up.
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If the tile is already installed in one portion of the hall as pictured, I agree with Davy on keeping the pattern going in the same north-south direction throughout.

If you’re still not sure, dry lay several tiles on the floor and stare at the floor. Revisit staring at the floor after an hour or two…or the next day…and see if you feel the same way. It is probably better to take the necessary time to decide, rather than rush through the decision. I hope the installer can work on other portions while you’re deciding to both keep them from slowing down and to help you feel like you’ve got time to make the decision.

P.S. The little tile on that right wall shouldn’t be installed right to the wall. It’s industry standard to give a 1/4” perimeter gap.

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