Straight or Diagonal Tile Layout?

Not much new today.  Fried fish and zesty oven fries for dinner.  Did not agree with the stomach of The Bearded One…no predicting that anymore.  Sigh.

I mortared the countertop tiles.  Tomorrow grouting.  Then the next day the sink can return.  Woohoo!

I returned the 1/2 inch backerboard for the floor and replaced it with 1/4 inch.  Woke up in the middle of the night thinking of the difference in levels between the hall and the bathroom.  What is it about 2 in the morning that brings on these insights?

I have laid out the floor tile in different patterns today.  I bought some smaller tiles to try in a rug inlay pattern with most of the floor being the 12 inch tiles.  I didn’t like that at all.  Now I am deciding between a straight pattern and a diagonal pattern.  What do you think?

(For the complete project see Tiling Tips from an Amateur)


Or straight?

I have finished (I think) the Depression Glass Still Life.  Here ’tis.

Depression Glass Still Life


About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life
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4 Responses to Straight or Diagonal Tile Layout?

  1. carol says:

    HANDS DOWN… will make the room look so much bigger. We did it in our kitchen renovation and in the Master bathroom renovation this past year. I VOTE DIAGONAL.

  2. carol says:

    Hands down……….DIAGONAL. It will make the room look bigger and wider. We did it in our kitchen renovation and once again in the master renovation last year. I vote DIAGONAL!!!!!!!!!

    The still is amazing. I need to send you some ideas and some images to work on. I will keep you busy forever.

    • Retired woman says:

      I am leaning toward diagonal also but appreciate the feedback. I would GREATLY appreciate some images. I am working on a floral Mandy sent me but will need something to ponder after that.

  3. amkaz says:

    DIAGONAL, bathroom looks so much bigger. Your art is amazing! Good work on the bathroom, too. Wanna come do an office? 🙂

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