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6" wall tile: Stacked or Running bond ??

Posted by napagirl (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 26, 12 at 15:50

Having never done a lot of wall tiling, DH is thinking a running bond pattern might be easier and more forgiving than a stacked pattern. We're using 6" almond tile from Daltile for the tub surround and wainscote.

We don't have strong feelings either way, we just want to do whats easiest at this point (its a 50's rental), so we can get back to our own remodel.

Is one more difficult than the other?
Thanks in advance for your help.

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RE: 6" wall tile: Stacked or Running bond ??

I like the running bond and DO find it a bit more "rorgiving."

Center the back wall and then use any corner cuts to "wrap" the side least that's how I do it.

RE: 6" wall tile: Stacked or Running bond ??

StoneTech: Thanks for confirming what DH suspected....that the running bond is easier to line up than stacked tile. DH already had the first course centered on the back wall of the tub surround when I arrived yesterday.

Your suggestion to "use any corner cuts to 'wrap' the side walls" is, no doubt the preferred way to lay it out. But I calculated that 17 full tile, with grout, will finish off the side wall and wainscote to the end of the wall, without needing any cut tile at the end.... that's if my calculations are correct! :-)

RE: 6" wall tile: Stacked or Running bond ??

That's one row. The next row will have half tiles, then.

RE: 6" wall tile: Stacked or Running bond ??

Catbuilder: That's right....the first course on the side wall will start and end with a full tile....the second course will start and end with half a tile.

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