Discuss Kitchen tiling: Doing corners with patterned tiles (square) in the DIY Tiling Advice area at TilersForums.com

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Hi All,

I'm about to start my first tiling job (at home) and after thinking about steps have a few questions regarding corners (inner corner(s).

I have 5 msq area to cover, and my tiles are square, each box of tiles contains 5 different patterns, below is an image of the patterned tiles.



Q1: Should I start from the middle of the wall and go out to edges? This might end up with half a tile when it meets the corner, should I put a complete tile on the other side of the corner, or go for another half which would visually look like a whole tile going round the corner?

My thought is if I follow the rule of going from the middle on all walls, I could end up with strips meeting at the corner and not looking like it forms a whole tile as it goes round the corner, but visually this might not even matter? But im guessing in the world of tiling it defiantly does.

My other thought was maybe its better to start at the beginning of one wall with a complete tile and follow it all the way round the 3 walls, in this case I would get a complete tile look all the way around.

Q2: Because there are multiple patterned tiles, I would assume its a must to pattern match the tile in corners? If I go for working from middle out and end up with half a tile at the corner, the other half tile that connects to it on the other wall should match the same pattern.

Apologies for the basic questions, I have looked on youtube and forums, with no luck on my pattern issue in corners.

Thanks for any direction/advice on the above.
 

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If you have a hob and cooker hood, it looks best to centre this as it's your main focal point..
 
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I didn’t wrap the tile round on my kitchen, as I couldn’t get half a tile each side it made the corner tiles look longer and I preferred it this way visually. View attachment 104778
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Thank you very much for sharing, the tile and job looks superb. I've taken note here of what you have done in corner and most likely will follow the same idea.

P.s you literally couldn't have supplied a better response.
 
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If you have a hob and cooker hood, it looks best to centre this as it's your main focal point..
So you are spot on, I'm going to try and remove the cooker hood and chimney so I can tile behind.

Are you saying use the center of the hob as the middle?

Thanks
 
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Thanks all.

Ok sounds like I need to start from the center of each wall and work out to the corner.

This would mean the two tiles touching in the corner (same row) don't need to visually form a whole tile and two thin tiles touching will look ok.

The only way I can see to form a whole tile visually in each corner is to start at the beginning of one wall and work all the way around.
 
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Ah well, won’t be inviting you for dinner then...
I think you get away with it as the right hand wall has a full tile in the corner, hence you have nothing to wrap around.

Unless of course you changed the layout on the right wall to wrap the pattern round but that’s beyond what I can see. I think it looks fine regardless.
 
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Sorry to keep posting but want to get this right.

You can see from my diagram if I work from the center of each wall it's possible to get two small tiles meeting in the corner - in this situation a complete tile in the corner is unachievable.

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......then wrap the tile pattern round the wall in the shaded area of your drawing.
 

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Personally I prefer it as @Boggs has tiled it, as it's ment to be a random pattern..
But as in most things tiling it's a personal choice....
If a client told me they want a random pattern then that's what they get...

IMG_20180904_131317.jpg

IMG_20180510_143316.jpg
 

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A few more for you.A3C64D4E-9FE4-47A3-99AB-570526D5600E.jpeg0CED0F66-5AEC-4769-B7A9-4D8F5E341945.jpeg 39E37679-DA26-4A6D-AF6F-7EF50CA1130D.jpeg9B7FC6E3-377C-4637-8830-F123C60B6BF5.jpeg 204125F8-9A9D-4581-A44F-75A8D664BE44.jpeg

The middle tile in the picture above wraps round, only just realised!
For me they look better random but that’s my personal choice and looked better with how my corners were working out.
 
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