two questions 1) border 2) trowel

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Old 01-01-04, 05:34 PM
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two questions 1) border 2) trowel

I have two quick questions:

1. My room is 127" x 127" . Im installing 12"*12" tile which is actually ( 11 5/8" * 11 5/8" ) with a 1/4" grout line. Should I do my layout so that the border going around the room is equal on all four walls ( meaning I would have a ~ 2.25" tile at all four walls?

2. Im installing my ceramic on a concrete basement floor. first I trowel on the thin set with the non-notched side. This is the question: when I do the combing with the notched side ( while holding the trowel at a 45 angle ) do I press the notched side against the concrete while notching?

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Old 01-01-04, 06:24 PM
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1) I might try to add an eighth inch or so to the grout lines to wind up with a full tile at the walls.

Strike that. 4.5 inches is probably too much to try to make up.

2) yes
 
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Old 01-01-04, 06:28 PM
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so stay my course with the 2.25 border on all 4 walls?
 
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Old 01-01-04, 06:33 PM
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I think it will work out tro be a little more than that but yes. Unless you have a featured wall that would look better with a full tile at the wall...

Main thing is you don't wind up with slivers of tile against the wall
 
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Old 01-01-04, 09:36 PM
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add a row of tile and your borders will be 8.25 which will look much nicer than slivers....and/or add a mosiac border at the 2.25 size.....
 
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Old 01-03-04, 10:58 AM
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find the center of the room and then offset the the center line by 6" then the cut will be about 6" bigger than what you started
 
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