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Old 12-04-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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HO wanted to know what I thought of running tile diagonally and I said sure not a problem then he said how about on the walls and I have done that with a border but not the whole wall and looking around don't see it done much. Planning on 3' of tile and drywall above in a fairly small bathroom.
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Any reason not to?
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Cost.

Depending on what the details are, you could easily spend 2x-3x the time you would on a stacked or running bond pattern. It's a little more tricky with spacers as well because of the tendency of the tiles to be pushed sideways. Plan on using a lot of tape.
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Nice job TG
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Thanks.
That was a result of scope creep, so I ended up working for about half my labor rate, but it's nice to have in my portfolio. When I agreed to the horizontal border piece, I didn't know that the HO was going to pick out the kind that you have to tape and brace while the thinset sets.
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That's always fun. Had one recently that was little 1/4 x 1/4" mosaics in a shower. Grout or no grout? Decided to grout and what a PITA. But at least mold won't be growing in those tiny spaces.
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For TC's question, no reason not to that I know of.
I do floors, walls...ceilings on the diagonal, If it looks better. Only thing, check level, then check again, it'll come out better.

Nice job TG, those chair rail ones look fairly smooth though, the really ornate ones are way past PITA to grout :p, also, i just stick a piece of tape in the middle, never had a problem with them pulling out while drying, sliding down....well....... anything can be fixed

oh, they didn't have brown soap dish and corner shelves , also, how are those held on, i usually attach those first and run tile around em.
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Nice job TG, those chair rail ones look fairly smooth though, the really ornate ones are way past PITA to grout :p
The chair rail tiles were surprisingly top heavy. They didn't fall off at first, only later... Another good reason to keep cardboard in the tub. I ended up cleaning grout haze off the ornate tiles with q-tips. That was the last time I ever gave an install price *before* the homeowner selected the material.

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oh, they didn't have brown soap dish and corner shelves , also, how are those held on, i usually attach those first and run tile around em.
No, no matching soap dish there. I installed those the opposite of the way you install yours; I marked out the locations and left spaces in the tile. The next day I thinset the shelves in. It was easier for me to get the grout/caulk line consistent that way.
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It reminds me of the first time i ever put 6x6 diagonally on shower floor. Way too big,took forever to deal with lippage.
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Nice tub/shower! I'm never a fan of windows in showers but I like the banner on that one because it takes some focus off the window
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Nice tub/shower! I'm never a fan of windows in showers but I like the banner on that one because it takes some focus off the window
I agree, and I don't like windows in showers either, they tend to leak. The last one I did, I AD'ed the crap out of it.

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