tile floor layout-brick pattern???

queensinfoNovember 5, 2008

In a narrow galley kitchen, would a brick pattern layout work for laying the floor tile with 12x12 floor tiles? I dont have pictures right now but the kitchen is about 4ft wide and 12 ft long. I was trying to avoid the long straight lines as you look down the kitchen but dont know if the brick pattern the short way would look too choppy.

Does anyone have pictures of a brick pattern tile floor in a galley ktichen?

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buehl

There are some pictures in the thread linked below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Thread: Please show me your floor in a brick or 'running bond' pattern

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 2:07PM
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antiquesilver

Have you considered laying them on the diagonal? It works wonders on a long, narrow space.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 2:56PM
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caminnc

I agree diagonal would be good or maybe you could break it up, something like this pattern.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 3:05PM
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queensinfo

I cant do diaganol because the contractor is already waiting for the tile and i would need to order another 50% to account for the waste.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 3:11PM
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oruboris

A 'running bond' will need a bit more cutting, but shouldn't lead to much more waste.

Go accross the room the narrow way, so the only straight lines DO NOT run the long way of the room.

It's a very good strategy for long, narrow spaces or DIYers who are worried about keeping super long lines perfectly straight.

Consider a 1/3rd stagger as well as a 1/2: that is, offset each new row by one third of a tile realitive to the one before, instead of a full half. Every third row will repeat that way, and to me it's a little more sophisticated looking but no more trouble to do.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2008 at 3:18PM
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antiquesilver

50% more for diagonal tile sounds high. It's been a few years since I did my bathroom - 3 different size travertine tiles, laid randomly on the diagonal - but I think I ordered 20% more than the rooms's square footage.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 1:33AM
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icenet

What's wrong with straight lines running the long way? I though it would make a small space look larger. I'm in the same boat for my kitchen.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 1:43AM
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oruboris

Nothing wrong if you like it, but it can make a long, narrow space seem even more so.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 2:34AM
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buehl

We were told it would cost quite a bit more to do a diagonal.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 3:12AM
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coffeehaus

Oruboris...any photos of that 1/3 staggered tile pattern?

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 7:04AM
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bill_vincent

We were told it would cost quite a bit more to do a diagonal.

If you're charged more than a 1.00 a foot more, get another price.

Oruboris...any photos of that 1/3 staggered tile pattern?

Give me about another week. I'm about to install a floor like that using 12x18 rectified porcelain.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 7:07AM
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bill_vincent

One other thing-- when turning the floor diagonal, you MIGHT want another FIVE percent for waste. Anyone who told you you'd need 50% is out of their minds.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 7:08AM
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busybme

Here's a link to a really cool pdf that shows tons of tile-laying patterns. It's very interesting viewing if you are looking to do something a little different.

Sandy

Here is a link that might be useful: Crossville Patterns Brochure

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 7:29AM
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queensinfo

Floor came out great. I figured i should post the after since you all helped me with the before. (by the way, that is only a temporary cabinet and sink)

Hard to see in this one

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 11:37AM
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ccoombs1

That looks great!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 11:53AM
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busybme

Your floor turned out great! Tell me about your tile...I like it!

Sandy

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 12:00PM
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queensinfo

Thanks! tile is crossville palais style in the versailles color (porcelean tile) (12x12) It comes across more orangey in the pictures. There are like 4 different color variations but it is a tan/sand based tile with brown flecks and swirls and some grey too. I love it and it wasnt too expensive.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 12:26PM
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polishedtiles

Tell me about your tile...I like it! Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: porcelain tiles

    Bookmark   February 15, 2012 at 2:49AM
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