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Which way should I lay this tile?
January 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hello everyone!
Sorry about my mess! Im in the process of demolitioning my recently purchaced 1962 rancher. I'm choosing to go with a 12X24 inch groutable vinyl tile from the Trafficmaster Ceramica line at Home Depot. Im wondering if anyone could give me any tips on which way to lay it. Should it align with the wood or against it? Also should I grout it or not?
The first picture is how the living room (with wood floor) leads into the dining rm and kitchin. The rest of the pictures are product reviews from the product.

Any suggestions are welcome, thank you!!
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Barbara Griffith Designs
I love your tile choice and it is also very practical. I would lay it parallel to the wood, it would not be as jarring to the eye. I would also probably consider grouting. Good luck to you.
January 24, 2013 at 2:42PM     
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Leslie Kreger
We used that same tile in our mudroom...I would lay it in the same direction as the wood and I would definitely grout it. Great product--I highly recommend it.

Good luck~
January 24, 2013 at 2:45PM     
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Great! Thanks a bunch!
January 24, 2013 at 2:48PM   
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We used it in our bathroom, we also grouted it. It looks great!!!!
January 24, 2013 at 2:50PM     
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@sierra @leslie what color grout did you use?
March 1, 2013 at 7:55PM   
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Leslie Kreger
I think it was just called "grey"...it's the traffic master light grey coloured grout.

Good luck~
March 1, 2013 at 9:26PM     
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kathleen MK
Try a dry run by arranging a few rows to see which looks better. It might expand the room laid perpendicular.
March 1, 2013 at 10:26PM   
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Matt Patterson Custom Homes
You might try basketweave. I have never used vinyl...ever. I'll stop by HD and look at it. How long does it last. Rips? How deep is the color? Thrubody? Are you saving much?
March 1, 2013 at 10:42PM   
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Here's our mudroom with the same tile. @Matt-we have had it down for one year here with no issues; probably down for 4-5years in our old place before we sold without a problem. And it is very affordable. We went with heated tile floors in the bathrooms and used this as a way to get our overall flooring budget back in line!
March 2, 2013 at 7:47AM     
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A Crew of Two
We have this...love it....subway pattern for sure!
March 2, 2013 at 8:13AM     
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