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Old 02-18-03, 05:59 PM
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I would like to know how to square a kitchen floor for tiling. The layout has cabinets on three walls and three doorways. Thank you.
 
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Old 02-18-03, 06:05 PM
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How big is this kitchen?
 
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Old 02-19-03, 08:03 AM
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Do you want to square the room to keep the grout lines straight?

Or just looking for a place to start laying tile?
 
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Old 02-19-03, 04:35 PM
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My kitchen is 14x10 from wall to wall but I have cabinets sticking out 24 inches on three walls. And I do want to keep the grout lines straight.
 
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Old 02-19-03, 05:33 PM
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joe,

Use a chalkline to snap a line down the center of the room. (both directions) Then play around a little. Use this line to match a tile edge to as if it were going to be a grout line. Lay out some tile perpendicular to your center line and see what you think. If the last tile at the wall (or cabinet) is less than a half tile then go back and move that first tile so that your centerline runs down the middle of the tile. Then play around some more.

Once you decide exactly the look you want then take some exact measurements from the tiles you have strung-out across the room and snap more lines in both directions to coincide with these measurements.

Wah-la...a grid to lay your tile by.
 
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Old 02-20-03, 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by Bud Cline
joe,

Use a chalkline to snap a line down the center of the room. (both directions) Then play around a little. Use this line to match a tile edge to as if it were going to be a grout line. Lay out some tile perpendicular to your center line and see what you think. If the last tile at the wall (or cabinet) is less than a half tile then go back and move that first tile so that your centerline runs down the middle of the tile. Then play around some more.

Once you decide exactly the look you want then take some exact measurements from the tiles you have strung-out across the room and snap more lines in both directions to coincide with these measurements.

Wah-la...a grid to lay your tile by.
Thats what I was going to say


Don't think you have to start the tile in the "center" of the room or even pop your lines in the center.
You want to make sure the tiles that meet the wall/cabinets look as even as you can get them.

You can start any where as long as you have a straight line to go by.
Just measure off the bottom of the cabinets and pop a chalk line.

I have found most cabinets are straighter than most walls
 
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Old 02-22-03, 04:04 PM
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If you'd invite us for some Pepsi and Pizza we could actually see your room and give you a better answer.
 
 

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