Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tile Backsplash - choosing a layout

It's easy to go insane when playing with tile positioning. Much of my Saturday afternoon was spend adjusting and rearranging the tile on the piece of cement board.

This is the layout I eventually chose, with an interlocking pattern. Because I made 75% of the short tile, and 25% of the taller pieces, I ran out toward the bottom. So the two bottom rows of tile don't have much interaction going on. I have a few more of the tall tile I set aside (the best ones) that I was hoping to keep for future projects. But I may end up adding them to this layout, just to keep things cohesive, whether they'll show or not. It would make me crazy to know that the bottom two rows don't match the rest, even though no one will ever see them.

If you doubleclick on any of these images, you'll get a close-up that will allow you to see some of the great coloring in these tiles.

Next step will be to mark these pieces so I can more or less reassemble everything on the wall.


kathleen said...

it looks like the tiles in the bottom of the layout will be under the stove so you will never notice that they are not staggered and you can save your best pieces for something else... this glaze looks great.. good job

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