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gonzo's picture

We're planning on tiling our front foyer (narrow and long, about 35 sq ft) that has an open doorway into the kitchen (about 100 sq ft).  We really like this tile, 12 * 24, but are wondering how we should lay it. Option #1: Use the same tile for foyer and kitchen.  Run the tile alond the length of the foyer, then turn it the other direction to run the same way the kitchen flows (so the foyer would run "horizontally" and the kitchen "vertically" for lack of a better explanation, with a joining strip at the doorway). OR Option #2 Run it all the same way as we'd like the kitchen to run, which would be along the short width of the foyer, then into the kitchen OR Option #3 Have the tile running the way we want in the kitchen, and then get the same tile in a 12 * 12 for the foyer. What do you think?  I'd love suggestions, pictures, etc... Thanks!

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gharbuilder12's picture

If you use tiles across the shorter width, then it would be balance the length of the kitchen, and smart use of kitchen wall tiles  can decorate your kitchen. If you want to know more information about kitchen wall tiles please visit at

gonzo's picture

Thanks!  I should have said, yes, we are definitely going to stagger the joints.  My jusband doesn't like the look of the first picture either!

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