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Old 06-21-2017, 08:41 AM   #1
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Tile question

I am tiling a wall with 12 x 12 slate. Not graded but between 1/4 and 3/8" thick. I have a saw to cut but my question is:

Should the one tile I cut to fit the area be at the top or the bottom?

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Old 06-21-2017, 10:58 AM   #2
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I'd lay the tile out first to ensure if you started with a full tile at the bottom you don't have a sliver at the top.
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:18 PM   #3
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After you get everyone's advise, just ask the wife and do what she says. It's a good rule to live by when modifying something she will see every day.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:34 PM   #4
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Snap level line 36.5" down from ceiling. Then go find the high and low spot of the ceiling and floor. (I added half inch assuming a 1/4 inch grout line. adjust as you see fit) Next, measure down to floor to see what you will have for cut tile, again adding the 1/4 inch between tiles. Then the question is if you are going to have a baseboard in either tile or wood? Usually I see the cut at the floor.

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I'd do the short one on the bottom.
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:33 PM   #6
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think about your eyes line of sight

you'd notice the cut tile more at the top

than the bottom
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:27 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. I got it.

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