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Never done a herringbone pattern before.
What to watch out for please boyos?
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Localtiler

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Spend lots of time measuring, it's tricky setting out but once your into it it's ok
 

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Walls or floors and what size tile..

90 or 45 degrees to the room?
 
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Spend lots of time measuring, it's tricky setting out but once your into it it's ok
Same as a half bond metro set out but more to think about? Going to have a play about when I get a spare moment tomorrow. The B&Q video was funny
 

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Same as a half bond metro set out but more to think about? Going to have a play about when I get a spare moment tomorrow. The B&Q video was funny
Its only the same as half bond metro set out if its 90 degrees, for 45 I'd be striking a line up centre of wall then drylay a row or two on the floor and measure off it then transfer measures to wall...if it is walls that is?
 

Spacey360

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Dont start with tile points on centre line or you'll get different size cuts either side

Theres 2 ways set out herringbone on a 45
First is to draw a line down the centre of a tile at 45 degree's and line that up on your centre line. Cuts will be equal sizes but opposite way around.

Second way to get the cuts the same way so they are like wings ( best way imo) is a bit more complicated to explain easy to show. Set two tiles herringboned and measure the distance between the points of each tiles but parallel. Then quater it and measure that distance off your centre line and thats you new line to start from off the points. If that makes sense

For example I use alot of 3x9 inch parquet tiles so id be starting 26mm off my centre line to get equal cuts on each side going the same way
 

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Dont start with tile points on centre line or you'll get different size cuts either side

Theres 2 ways set out herringbone on a 45
First is to draw a line down the centre of a tile at 45 degree's and line that up on your centre line. Cuts will be equal sizes but opposite way around.

Second way to get the cuts the same way so they are like wings ( best way imo) is a bit more complicated to explain easy to show. Set two tiles herringboned and measure the distance between the points of each tiles but parallel. Then quater it and measure that distance off your centre line and thats you new line to start from off the points. If that makes sense

For example I use alot of 3x9 inch parquet tiles so id be starting 26mm off my centre line to get equal cuts on each side going the same way
Measure room in mm at precisely 23 centigrade, take latitude and longitude readings and times by length and breadth of room mm and divide by 23, find square root then calculate the curvature of the earth and take note of time add 4 then divide by 2, this will give you starting point!
 
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