1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Floor tile orientation question?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by uptown47, 4 May 2021.

Tags:
  1. uptown47

    uptown47

    Joined:
    8 Oct 2005
    Messages:
    254
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Location:
    Scotland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi all,
    My missus likes these tiles and wants to put them down in the kitchen/dining room.

    They have a white 'vein' that runs through them but it's not uniform.

    IMG_20210504_104326.jpg

    I wondered what advice you would give regarding orientation of these? Are they better all laid the same way next to each other? Or are they better with each one rotated 90 deg in relation to the one next to it? Or just a random mix etc?

    The pattern is a bit more pronounce in real life than comes across in the photo.

    Thanks for any advice you can give me :)
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. Swwils

    Swwils

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2020
    Messages:
    285
    Thanks Received:
    58
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Personal preference.

    Check to see how many pattern repeats you have in your layout, you might be lucky and be able to create a natural looking slab from what you have or buy another box and do so - if its too many / too busy / or too much effort then do random!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. uptown47

    uptown47

    Joined:
    8 Oct 2005
    Messages:
    254
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Location:
    Scotland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks for that. I'm an idiot. I assumed all the tiles were the same but they're all very different anyway so I think they'll look fine. Thanks for the tip though :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Swwils

    Swwils

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2020
    Messages:
    285
    Thanks Received:
    58
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Be grateful the client selected smallish tiles!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. uptown47

    uptown47

    Joined:
    8 Oct 2005
    Messages:
    254
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Location:
    Scotland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'm the client - they're for my kitchen :)
     
    Last edited: 7 May 2021
  7. Swwils

    Swwils

    Joined:
    2 Jul 2020
    Messages:
    285
    Thanks Received:
    58
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Don't show your missus the 1m X 1ms!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. uptown47

    uptown47

    Joined:
    8 Oct 2005
    Messages:
    254
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Location:
    Scotland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Haha! Good point :)
     
  9. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page