12x24 floor tiles: Brick pattern, or not?
I can't find a lot of pictures of this and would love your insight...
I'm doing white glossy subway tiles on the walls (traditional brick layout) with silver shadow grout. The floor is a white matte porcelain (marble look-alike) called Sorrento by Rex I Bianchi. Very little veining---It has some subtle mottling, but it is mostly white. It is rectified and I am planning on laying them as close as possible, and using a slightly darker grout than the walls (OR sticking with the silver shadow.)
My questions are:
1.) Should I lay the floor in a brick pattern? That is what I had origionally planned to do, but now that I'm going with darker grout (had previously thought white) I realize that the pattern will be more prounounced and I wonder if it will be "too much brick" all over. Should I place them in rows one directly on top of the other? How do you usually see this size laid on a floor?
2.) Could I stay with silver shadow grout on the floor too? Or do most people tend to go one shade darker than what is on the walls?