tile layout above bathtub
We are going to use 12X24 tiles above and around the bathtub which is 60" long. There are three walls around the bathtub and the tile will go all the wall up the wall. It can be used as a shower. The tiles will be stacked. We are also going to carry these tiles into the bathroom and go up 48" on the wall. There will be a small border of glass mosaics going through it. It was designed to me with a 12"X24" tile on each side above the bathtub and a cut 12"X24" tile approx. 12" tile in the middle of the two 12X24 tiles. When I went to order the tiles the person taking the order said the usual way above the bathtub is to have two 12X24 inch tiles then the 12" tile then on the next wall would start with the other part of that cut tile which would be 12" and then carry on with more of the 12X24 tiles. This way it looks like it wraps around the wall.
What would you recommend when using 12X24 tiles. Is it better to put a full tile on each side and the cut smaller tile in the middle or start at the back left corner and work your way around?