Why tile diagonally? Isn't this pattern of tiling unnecessarily wasteful and--gosh, I don't know--too showy or something?
Diagonal tile isn't just found in the mansions of the rich and decadent; it's found anywhere you want to spruce up a small bathroom with minimal extra effort and almost no extra materials costs.
Yes, diagonal flooring tile is a time-tested method of tiling a small bath. By contrast, laying the tile at 90 degrees to the walls and counters creates a boxed-in effect. Diagonal placement helps visually "open up" the flooring pattern.
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Bay Window, Diagonal Tile, and More
Instead of working its miracles in a small bathroom, this diagonal floor tile has been installed in a large bathroom. Notice how all of the diagonals work together--window, tub, and tile?
What's This Tile?Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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Black and White Diagonal Floor Tile
How much more classic does diagonal tile get than black and white? In this case, the white is more creamy, but white nonetheless.
What's This Tile?Continue to 3 of 4 below.
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Excellent Diagonal Bathroom Tile Floor
A nice example of larger-sized tile, 18" x 18", working its magic in a sizable bathroom.
What's This Tile?
Florida Tile's Tuscania line, Warm Walnut. Both Warm Walnut and another one from this series, Avorio, have an artful marble-like appearance without trying too overly hard to mimic marble.Continue to 4 of 4 below.
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From Big to Small, Diagonal Does It All
While we have emphasized that diagonal tile helps to visually "open up" small spaces, it works equally well in large spaces. This tiling scheme subtly, quietly ties into the room because grout color de-emphasizes the grout lines.
What's This Tile?
Sculptur Porcelain line of tile from Arizona Tile. Arizona Tile started doing business in 1977 and is now based in San Diego, CA.