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  1. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Hi. Calling all experienced Victorian floor fixers and anyone who has come accross this situation before.

    I am trying to work out a layout for the Gosford/Donard tiles from Armatile. these are on a mesh, panels 285x285, borders 285 x 93 and 93x93 corners and plain tiles.

    This room goes into a point at one end and I was thinking that mitring the borders to the corner and putting a small closer in to keep it symmetrical would be the best way to go. But this will be an absolute nightmare to get the angles for the mitre cuts. Although I think it looks better this way, I really feel bad for the guy who needs to fit it. So now wondering if just I stay square down the main length of the hall with the panels and do the triangular section just in the red plain tiles but might look a bit naff with a big sea of red in the corner.

    Any advice?

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  2. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Maybe this will explain it better?

    Option A
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    or Option B
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    Which is right, or is there an option C, D, E....... that I'm missing?
     
  3. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    A for me, depending on what kind of room.
     
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  4. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Its a hallway. I haven't put the doors in. But as you look at the picture, there are 3 door. On the bottom wall on the far right.... The right wall is the staircase.... The bottom half of the left wall is the main front door..... And the wall at the stoooopid angle also has a door leading to a side room.

    If you don't get it, I'll draw you another piccy :)
     
  5. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Is it only the width of the staircase then?
    Traditionally the border disappears under the staircase.
     
  6. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

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    Got to be A for me. Did one similar recently. B would not look right for me
     
  7. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler

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    Yorkshire
    A for me. Are you tiling this, Paul ?
     
  8. CJ

    CJ Professional Tiler

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    Somerset
    A would look better......more of a ball ache, but better.
     
  9. Andrew

    Andrew Professional Tiler JOTM Winner JOTY Winner

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  10. ATSDiamondTools

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    I think often what is being done with the triangular area will determine if A or B are right.

    Back in the day I used to do these floors and sometimes you'd come across odd shaped hallways that had been created by a century of modifications and extensions. You could often get lost slavishly following the returns of irregular doorways and end up with something overly complicated and untidy.

    Eventually I decided that the pattern should have the appearance of a "rug" or "runner" balanced nicely in the space, with the plain border tiles neatly covering making up discrepancies.

    Ask the client what they do with the odd shape triangle, if it's a dumping ground for shoes or stuff and is almost completely hidden all the time then pattern B might be more appropriate.

    Quite often with these floors there's no right or wrong just different ways of doing the same thing.
     
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  11. Andrew

    Andrew Professional Tiler JOTM Winner JOTY Winner

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  12. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    No chance. Not ready for that undertaking yet. But when planning this kinda stuff, i have it in my mind what the tiler will need to do. But with the angles and mitres i understand that it would be "almost" impossible to get it 100% accurate as a CAD design. I just don't want to plan something that can't physically be achieved.
     
  13. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    Yep. Only 900 wide! Sounds crazy dunnit. But definitely correct.
     
  14. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Then you're talking to the wrong tilers Paul! :D
     
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  15. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

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    AOS TIling Andrew AOS!!! Where are you???
     
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  16. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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