Please Vote on Tile Entry Layout
lambert2011
July 30, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Diamond, Grid, or Off-set horizontal layout?
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
felizlady
Offset diagonal pattern. Must be done by a professional, measured and laid out in advance. Maybe a central medallion or an area rug for visual interest.
July 30, 2013 at 1:18pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Margo
I like tile laid simple, just like the way it looks to have been laid prior but it is all preference.
July 30, 2013 at 1:22pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Those appear to be 20" or 24" tiles. If you are even considering using an offset (also called running bond or brick) pattern, you need to make sure there is absolutely no cupping in the tiles - that each tile is absolutely flat. Large format tiles are causing serious problems with lippage due to the porcelain tiles cupping during the manufacturing process. We have seen this to be a problem with both expensive and inexpensive tiles.

An offset or running bond pattern exacerbates the problem as the lowest point of the tile (the four corners) are put next to the highest point of the tile (midway of the tile) and it becomes noticeable. Manufacturers are now saying to do a 1/3 offset instead of 1/2 offset to try to get around some of the installation issues.

I would go with the diagonal pattern you have laid out.
July 30, 2013 at 1:28pm     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
mcbriec
Diagonal.
July 30, 2013 at 1:32pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
mc kraft
I suggest cutting your tiles (so they are rectangles, not squares) before you lay them in a 'brick' pattern, horizontally and vertically to be consistent with the lines of your front door....
July 30, 2013 at 1:34pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Darzy
I vote diagonal as well.
July 30, 2013 at 1:35pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
decoenthusiaste
Diagonal will visually expand the space, so I vote diagonal, with precautions as advised above.
July 30, 2013 at 1:36pm     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Coates Design Architects Seattle
I agree with Deborah Butler and decoenthusiaste. The diagonal looks good but use with caution.
July 30, 2013 at 1:39pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
nolahoney1
It depends on the effect you want. Basic side by side straight up down is standard. Diagonal (45 degree angles) are nice. Each tile a different size - dramatic.
July 30, 2013 at 1:49pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Nancy Travisinteriors
Diamond.
July 30, 2013 at 1:54pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Dillard Kitchen and Bath
What is going in the room adjacent?

I like the diamond...depending what you're doing with the other room, I might suggest a border (laid straight and in another tile) just around the edges of the entry.
July 30, 2013 at 2:27pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
lambert2011
Living room (wood flooring) will be the adjacent room. Our plan is to creat a separation by laying a connecting plank in the opposite direction.
July 30, 2013 at 2:57pm   
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Vote on our downstairs layout options please!
We have a few options for our new downstairs layout....
Vote for Preferred Area Configuration: Layout A vs. Layout B?
I am consolidating these two mirrored areas from two...
7 Freshly Featured Entries - Which one Gets your Vote?
These photos are some of the most recently featured...
***VOTE*** FOR BEST KITCHEN LAYOUT
Please help me and my husband settle a dispute over...
More Discussions
Schluter Trim PVC or Aluminum?
I am looking at the Schluter Rondec trim for the wall...
Adjusting a floorplan for walk-in closets
I've got a floorplan that I'm trying to adjust to give...
TV cables on a wall
Looking for ways to creatively cover cables hanging...
Need help thinking about my windows valance
I'm unsure if we should keep this valance or change...
Guest room re-design
We are in the middle of repairing our guest room that...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™