Someone gave us a stack of very large floor tile. We have a very large room
that could use a floor covering and we don't want carpet; currently it's
peeling painted cement floor. There is not enough of this tile to do the
whole room, but possibly one half of the room. But using it would probably
be a substantial savings on the cost to tile the whole room. So I was
wondering, might it be a bad idea to try to find another tile that is the
same size and perhaps make a pattern with the ones I have, or is that likely
to look bad?
Yep, I was thinking of that too. We have terrazzo in most of the rooms but
we added some placed on and enclosed a carport and put tile in different
parts of the house. They're not all the same types of tile from room to
room either, so I hope I'm not making too much of a hodgepodge of flooring
There are all sorts of patterns and decorated tiles being used on
floors, so it is your choice. I personally don't care for patterns,
decorated tile on floor because it is too permanent. We have large -
20" - porcelain tile in LR/DR. Light taupe stone texture, same color
grout. I don't like grout lines being the focal point. That said, if
you know the brand, shop for same or accessory tile. You could use a
pattern, checkerboard, one type center of room and one type as border, etc.
The tile looks approximately 2'X2'. Same size, or at LEAST the same
thickness so it sits flat on the floor of course, but same size because it
would be easier for me to arrange them so they look best and more
symmetrical. I realize that other sizes could be used for a more complex
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