Tile folk, are there secret traditions?
I ask about secret traditions because recently I was online and a beautiful tile mini hex white tile with black inserts was shown. There was a clear error in the black hex pattern; near the shower door I believe. It looked as if it was a signature thing. Or an error of imperfection, intentionally installed, to help us remember that nothing is perfection.
It brought to mind a secret mistake that I saw on my Junior High school floor 45 years ago. The foyer was large, probably 30x30. The tile was pieced white with black design, and sort of like a hounds tooth design, or a quilt. It had pattern at the boarder I think. Anyway off in a corner along the side I noted that the pattern was changed up once, like an error. Just one tile. The tiles were small and mid sized I think. The building was built in the early century.
Now that I saw the mistake in the online photo I am wondering if this was done on purpose.
So I was wondering? Any one know?
I have cut several tiles backwards in my herringbone, duh! And am thinking that I could use one where it would peek out from a built in about 2", showing the back smoothed slate side. No one will notice, and if they do, its a secret;)