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subway tile ratio

Darin Lang on mon 13 dec 04

A herringbone pattern is usually done with 3:1 tiles.

Maid O'Mud on mon 13 dec 04

Hi Everyone:

It's that time of year again - restless gotta make something for home =
improvement time. In our house, this either means painting some =
walls/trim; or making tiles for flooring. As you can tell by the =
subject line, floors R us. This time it's the kitchen and small hallway =
to bedrooms.

I'm writing to find out if there is a specific ratio for "subway" tile. =
I'm thinking of doing part of the tiles in a >>> off set at the top type =
of design. I'm not sure if it's 3:1, 4:1 etc. or even if there is a =
perfect ratio. Can anyone help?

sam - busy cutting up cardboard templates and contemplating textures and =
colours. Wheeee!!

Sam Cuttell
Maid O'Mud Pottery
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Kim Lindaberry on mon 13 dec 04

Sam,

I don't know about subway tile, but you might consider using the
proportions of the "Golden Rectangle" You know, the "perfect" proportions
that the Greeks used when making the Parthenon. That is 1.618:1. A 5x8
rectangle is only fractions off this proportion.

Kim

> Hi Everyone:
>
> It's that time of year again - restless gotta make something for home
> improvement time. In our house, this either means painting some
> walls/trim; or making tiles for flooring. As you can tell by the subject
> line, floors R us. This time it's the kitchen and small hallway to
> bedrooms.
>
> I'm writing to find out if there is a specific ratio for "subway" tile.
> I'm thinking of doing part of the tiles in a >>> off set at the top type
> of design. I'm not sure if it's 3:1, 4:1 etc. or even if there is a
> perfect ratio. Can anyone help?