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Mudroom Tile Pattern

April 7, 2012


This is the pattern that I was supposed to use in my mudroom.  I’ve shaded the tiles, starting on the left, to delineate an A, B, C pattern:  patterns A and C are made up of 8×8 and 4×4 tiles, and pattern B is made up of 8×12 tiles.  The kit that I bought was intended to be installed in this way — A, B, C, A, B, C, and so on.

But I misinterpretted the pattern, and installed them A, B, C, B, A, B, C, and so on.  The obvious problem being that I used far fewer 8×8 and 4×4 tiles than was intended, and far more 8×12’s.  I personally think it looks better the way I installed it, but because I used more 8×12’s, I ended up not using roughly half of the 8×8’s and 4×4’s that I purchased — an expensive mistake because the tile was only sold in kits.

So as I mentioned previously — while I like the idea of installing tile in some kind of pattern, I recommend that you purchase the largest tile and cut your own smaller tiles from there.  You’ll have a lot more flexibility, and I think having a kerf from the cuts makes it easier to keep your grout lines tidy.


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