I am laying out vinyl tile for my bathroom and in one section with the
molding removed is 26 inches wide from the wall to the base of
the shower molding. The wood wall molding is 1" thick so I am
left with 2". This section is about 4 ft.
1. Find and mark the center lines for both directions of the room
2. Starting at the intersection of the center lines, dry lay tiles to
find best fit. There are two possible starting positions in both
(a) edge of tile on line(s)
(b) center of tile on line(s)
It's OK to have tile edge on one line, tile center on other line. All
depends on room and tile size.
dadIO gave you excellent advice. I don't think you are tiling
just one small space, the comment has to do with the entire room.
The entire room has one floor, any joint has to go all the way
across the room each way. Discover or chalk a center line each
way. Loose lay the tiles to see how the borders will fall. You
want the borders to be close to a 1/2 tile or more. If you have
very small borders by starting the pieces on the line, try it
again with the center of the tile on the center line.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
Try this site for ideas. You can set up the exact measurements for
your room and choose different patterns based on tile size. As Joe
pointed out, the diamond pattern might work the best.
I'll include the real URL and a TinyURL to the same site...
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