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Old 02-20-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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What do you think of this size tile in a kitchen? We can't go bigger than 12" due to our house being
100 years old and a sloping floor. It's not level, but almost perfectly flat. I thank the man who
explained the difference between level and flat. This 24 x 12 tile looks like an interesting alternative
to 12 x 12.

Do you think they'd work with my transitional style? Here are some quick pictures to get an idea.
I'm hoping to do grey but can't find a decent picture of grey tile in this size similar to the shade
of grey I'd like.




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Old 02-20-2014, 01:43 PM
 
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That is my favorite size tile. I like it.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:02 PM
 
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That is my favorite size tile. I like it.
You'll appreciate my next quandary. I'd like to run it the length of the kitchen. It's a big room. 16' x 20'. The cabinets going along two long walls and one short wall make it appear much more rectangular. My problem is we ran the wood floor in the adjacent room the other direction because the length of that room is the opposite. The area where the two floors meet is only 3' wide. I think the kitchen tile will look chopped up if I run it the width of the room, and it will look more traditional. I think running it the length of the room will showcase the tile and its modern flare better. What do you think?
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:25 PM
 
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You'll appreciate my next quandary. I'd like to run it the length of the kitchen. It's a big room. 16' x 20'. The cabinets going along two long walls and one short wall make it appear much more rectangular. My problem is we ran the wood floor in the adjacent room the other direction because the length of that room is the opposite. The area where the two floors meet is only 3' wide. I think the kitchen tile will look chopped up if I run it the width of the room, and it will look more traditional. I think running it the length of the room will showcase the tile and its modern flare better. What do you think?
What does your floor man say? He might have some experience about how to think about this.
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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What does your floor man say? He might have some experience about how to think about this.
I'm my floor man!
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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You'll appreciate my next quandary. I'd like to run it the length of the kitchen. It's a big room. 16' x 20'. The cabinets going along two long walls and one short wall make it appear much more rectangular. My problem is we ran the wood floor in the adjacent room the other direction because the length of that room is the opposite. The area where the two floors meet is only 3' wide. I think the kitchen tile will look chopped up if I run it the width of the room, and it will look more traditional. I think running it the length of the room will showcase the tile and its modern flare better. What do you think?
Have you contemplated a herringbone design? That would help you avoid this issue.

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Old 02-21-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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I like the size. I can tell you that the 24" length is going to cause issues in an older house with out of level floors.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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I like the size. I can tell you that the 24" length is going to cause issues in an older house with out of level floors.
That also dictates that I should run it lengthwise instead of widthwise. Our floors only slope one direction. If I lay them lengthwise, the 12" tile width will achieve the same benefit of the 12" x 12". The guy at the store, who was a tile installer, said that level and flat are two different things. Our floor isn't level but it's relatively flat. The slope from the one wall is gradual and minor. The most significant drop is right at the wall and only half tiles would be used there anyway due to the measurement of the room not being even feet.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:04 AM
 
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I don't think it would matter if you ran it in a different direction. I mean, I don't think I would mind it if it were my home. I do like the idea of angling the tile but that can be a bit tricky. The only thing that would bug me is if you were running hard wood in the kitchen and chose that in a different direction. Can you post a pic of where the rooms come together?
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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Can you post a pic of where the rooms come together?
Once all the kitchen cabinets aren't stacked all over the place. There's little walkways right now and no clear shot for a picture of the area.
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