please help with direction of wood look tile

robinleAugust 15, 2013

We have been remodeling a 1960's ranch style house. Many of the walls of the house are at angles. The rooms that I have colored in orange are the rooms we plan on using the wood look tile. This is the kitchen, dining area and living room. It is all open concept.
I already have the tile. I am wondering what direction we should have it laid. If it is straight in the living room it looks wrong in the kitchen and visa versa. Would it look better if it is all laid at an angle starting in the corner of the living room? Please any suggestions or help.

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kksmama

I love the look of diagonally laid floors. Yours could be parallel to either of the long dining room walls. The first time I had my wood floors laid, I got talked into doing them perpendicular to the front door. But when they were replaced, I insisted on having them put back diagonally and I love it! You may pay slightly more for installation, and there may be a slight extra amount of waste,

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 4:53AM
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badgergal

I have wood flooring laid on the diagonal and love the look of it. I think with your floor plan it would be a great solution to not having it look wrong in one room or the other. Here is how my floor looks going from my great room area to the kitchen/dining area. I have the wood floor on the diagonal for both connecting hallways too. Hope the picture gives you an idea of how yours would look with tile

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 10:03AM
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terrinm

We are doing the wood look tile in our very open kitchen/dining/great room and while we don't have quite as many angles as you do we are laying it in a herringbone pattern. He finished the mudroom with the herringbone a few days ago and it looks great. Just another option for you :)

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 2:34PM
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robinle

Thank you for your help. Met with the tile installer today we decided to put the tile in the herringbone pattern with a border around the room of two tiles. The small room next to the kitchen/living room we decided to lay the tile on the diagonal. When it is done I will post the pictures.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 12:35AM
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msrose

Can't wait to see!! My mother is thinking about using a wood look tile and it helps to see pictures.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 6:38PM
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kitchengirl

Great choice (herringbone): it is more traditional (adds complexity but will go with any style, in my mind) and more interesting than a running pattern, and will deal with changing directions in multiple rooms. Border will add elegance and definition. Just saw a wood-patterned tile in a magazine a few days ago and tore out the page for our upcoming home project!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 2:35PM
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snookums2

Love herringbone! A border adds a world of difference. Hope it turns out well.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 3:08PM
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