Tile layout

In my no tube small bathroom I have 32 inches from one wall to the other wall and I have 12 inch ceramic tiles that I want to put on the floor. I assume I need to put the 12 inch tile in the center and cut the other 2 so I have 10 inch tile on both sides of the center tile. The floor tiling would be set up like this from the front of the bathroom to the back: Front of bathroom - 10 inch tile - 12 inch tile - 10 inch tile - Back of bathroom
Or do I do it this way: Front of bathroom - 12 inch tile - 12 inch tile - 8 inch tile - Back of bathroom
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First, you want to measure your tile. Chances are they're 12.25" including the spacing lugs on each side. If they have no lugs, you still have to plan for the grout space.
Putting such large tile in such a small bathroom is a matter of taste. It will make the room look smaller, if you GAS, as opposed to "traditional" 1" floor tile.

Start with whole tiles on the most visible walls (most likely the entry and on the side opposite the door hinge) and hide the cuts in the back. It will be extremely helpful if those two most visible walls are 90 square.
I'd also advise considering removing the toilet rather than cutting around it. -----
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Interesting about tile size. You think 12" is too big for such small bathroom? The original tile I took out was around 7""
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

The 10 - 12 -10 would be fine, not the other IMO
Or you could do 4 - 12 -12 - 4
Which of the two? Which looks best in the room?
BTW, you have to work out the tile layout in your other dimension too (side to side)
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

What is on the floor in the room adjoining the bath? What are you using between the tile and the adjoining room? Adjoining room is level?
I think it is a matter of taste, since you don't have any real narrow cuts to make. In a room that size, I would use grout same color as the tile so there isn't a strong contrast. We have 20" tile in our LR/DR and on into a very small, "L" shaped hallway. The dining room has a step down into the LR, and the tile bordering the step is a full tile along the edge, and that is what is seen from front entry. The grout line hits about the center of the doorway leading on into the small hallway. I don't believe the size of the tile really matters a lot, but if we had borders or contrasting grout color it would look a little goofy. A neighbor, with same floor plan, has small tile, white with black grout, and it makes me dizzy. Ours is taupe, stone texture, with taupe grout. There isn't really a defined pattern that jumps out.
Biggest issue, IMO, is whether the underlayment is firm enough and, whatever you do, be sure to remove the grout haze according to instr.
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The adjoining hallway next to bathroom is light carpeting and level to the bathroom. The concrete I am laying it on it firm with no holes or any bumps.
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