Floor Tile Pattern Dilemma: Diagonal or Straight?
We are remodeling a long and narrow bathroom. When you enter the bathroom there is a width of 3.5 feet from the edge of the vanity on the left wall to the entrance to the no barrier shower and the tub surround on the right wall. The distance from the door to the back wall is 13.5 feet....a straight shot. The toilet is in an alcove at the far end of the room. The main floor will be 16" square tile; the no barrier shower floor is 2" squares in a compatible color/texture, and the waiscot, tub surround, and shower walls are subways in a matte finish.
We thought we should lay the main floor on the diagonal to make the room look less narrow, but suddenly I'm having second thoughts. Would it be better to lay the floor in a straight pattern to keep everything symetrical due to the subways? Your thoughts/experience on this are appreciated.