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Looking for suggestions (Bathroom Wall Tile)


I'm in the process of getting ready to put up the wall tiles 8" x 16".

Starting on the back wall, in the centre and working my way to the corner.

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1) If I start with a full tile on the first row, I end up with a 2" tile at the very top.
   1a) Should I cut the first row to approx. 4", this way the top tile has more substance to it??

2) When I start the tap side and back side.
   2a) Should I start at the corner with a cut tile or full tile, working my way out to the edge of the tub?
    2b) I will be using a finishing edge on the end of the tile, so the cut could be on the outer edge of the tub/shower?? confuse Make sense??

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have only ever done 1 shower with 4"x4" tile, 14yrs ago.

 

 

 



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using large tile in a small room like that will look cobbled up if you don't have a equal consistent pattern,,,,

I would center the tile both ways horizontally and vertical, so you have a equal border all the way around,, center the first tile in the middle of the back wall and work around that,, either by marking the outside edge of the tile on the wall and layout from there or do the math,,,and start from the bottom and work up from there,, JMO..

if you start with a full tile on the bottom, like you have those sitting there, you will have a narrow piece under the window,, starting the layout from the center of the window will look more consistent,,



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Thursday 27th of March 2014 06:07:30 AM

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The joy of tiling!!! 8x16 is probably as bad to measure and set as that 11-9/16 stuff my wife gave me to do our bathroom floor last week.

BR is correct, but another choice would be to use a narrow tile of whatever width it takes (buy to size or cut to size) and possibly of a contrasting color and frame that window all of the way around. That way, you could use the full 8x16 up to the tile frame. I'm not sure that I would worry about centering it either as it looks like you will have to cut each end all the way up and if your walls are 'standard' tract house may not be 100% plumb, a real PITA. Since there is no pattern, you choose the end where it is less visible for the cut tile (probably the faucet end).

Are you using thinset or mastic for the walls? Beware of the dreaded tile sag, especially with thinsetcrying.gif

Good luck.

 

(Phew!! I'm done tiling-that is until my DW makes up her mind about the bathroom sink backsplash. Then sometime soon, I have a kitchen counter to do with 3/8" x 12.5 x 25 porcelain tiles.)



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ThanX folks
I'm stuck with this size and style of tile as that is what the warden wants. hmm

 

I will be slicing up some floor tile to use as a 3" boarder around the window.

I like the idea of starting in the middle of the window. Will have to discuss that with DW.

DaveW,

I will be using thin-set, thanks for the heads up, I will have to watch for the sag.

I spent a whole lotta time trying my best to true up the walls as they were out 3/4 of an inch from top to bottom on one side.

 



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These guys have much more experience than I do when it comes to tile setting. I have only done one and that was my last one hahaha However starting in the middle sure sounds right to me. Good Luck

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 Have you considered laying the tile upright?( long side up) instead of laying it down,, might save you some cutting, and fit a little better,, confuseconfusebiggrin



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Thursday 27th of March 2014 11:44:15 AM

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Bad Rat wrote:

 Have you considered laying the tile upright?( long side up) instead of laying it down,, might save you some cutting, and fit a little better,, confuseconfusebiggrin



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Thursday 27th of March 2014 11:44:15 AM


 I have.. But my better half wears the pants. hmm  wink And saves on all the in fighting. evileye



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58Chev wrote:
Bad Rat wrote:

 Have you considered laying the tile upright?( long side up) instead of laying it down,, might save you some cutting, and fit a little better,, confuseconfusebiggrin



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Thursday 27th of March 2014 11:44:15 AM


 I have.. But my better half wears the pants. hmm  wink And saves on all the in fighting. evileye


 hey that's my excuse,  they wouldn't fit anyway,,,,I figured out a LONG time ago that gettin in  her pants was a impossible task, either way you want to take that comment....



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