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This post discusses the importance of proper preparation for tiling the bathroom floor, and design trade offs of different size tiles.
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Whether or not you require an inspection after proper preparation of your bathroom floor for tile or not is a question your local building department needs to answer. It generally is.
You never install tile directly on top of your wooden subfloor. You always install a layer of concrete board whose seams have been sealed. This creates the flat solid surface the tile installation needs.
Design Trade Offs
As with tub and shower alcove tiling, larger tiles (up to a point) give the illusion of space being larger, whereas smaller tiles create a “busier” sensation.
If you wish to make the room feel wider, you can install rectangular tiles where the tiles run lengthwise from one side of the room to another. Alternatively if you wish to make the room feel deeper, you can install rectangular tiles running up and down the length of the room.
You can achieve a similar effect of “stripes” with long thin trim pieces. Run the trim strips in the direction you wish to feel longer.
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