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Old 04-01-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Need design/color advice for tile

I have two colors of commercial vinyl tile, red and green.
I probably have enough red to do the whole floor, but only have one more box of green.
The 2x4s are approx. where walls will be.
This is a first attempt at a layout. I have no idea whether it looks bad or not. Opinions? Advice?
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:33 PM   #2
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I'd suggest that you try to create a central 'field' in one colour centred on the aisle. Then surround that field with the other colour. So think a long rectangle of, say green, down the aisle with a border or red for the remainder. What I see in your pictures doesn't really follow any rhyme or reason, design-wise.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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If it were me I'd do the whole thing one color...less busy that way. Even if I had to buy enough tile. It would be worth it because then I would have want I want, not what I have on hand. But that's me.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:01 PM   #4
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This def. looks better.
I could do all red or I have enough green to run the stripe all the way to the ends of the trailer, or do the entire middle area in green and the ends in red,
or, get more green and do all green, or something else?
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I would do the green as you have it, but end it before it hits the rear bathroom. That is, have the green rectangle centred on the visible living space. Do the bathroom in solid red. Another option would be one solid colour, or a red and green checker board pattern. How do these two colours fit the rest of your colour scheme?
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Hey Daniel,
Interesting color choice. I know you got it pretty cheap right? I'd try to go with one color or the other so that people don't think that you are one of the people that celebrate Christmas year around. I'd have figured that you'd go with Navy blue or haze gray.
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I would do the green as you have it, but end it before it hits the rear bathroom. That is, have the green rectangle centred on the visible living space. Do the bathroom in solid red. Another option would be one solid colour, or a red and green checker board pattern. How do these two colours fit the rest of your colour scheme?
I'll try out the checkerboard tomorrow and see how that looks.
Obviously *some* people don't like my choice of colors.

Yes, I did get them at a bargain, but there were a lot of colors to choose from, and I chose these. Green is my favorite color and dark red is second.

I got a couple boxes of green because I thought that all red might be too dark and the red because I thought all green might be too light.
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Try to envision how much of the actual floor will be visible once you get the furniture back in place...if you have a nice pattern figured out wihtout furniture it may look very different once everything else is in... I think Cameron's suggestion to do the bath solid is a good one...
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Daniel are you doing a different floor plan? Most of the red by the wheels will be under cabinets. Roadside there is the fridge cabinet, the pantry, a bulkhead wall and then the wardrobe cabinet in the hall right back to the bulkhead wall between the hallway and the rear bedroom . Curbside there is the kitchen counter with stove and sink, then a bulkhead wall, the shower, the bathroom sink and the toilet before the next bulkhead wall between the bathroom and the bedroom.
From what I can see some of the bathroom will be green and some red.
The same for up front. Take back a few rows of the green and replace with red. Start the green at the rearward edge of the entry door frame that way the living room and kitchen will be defined clearly by the two colors.
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Try to envision how much of the actual floor will be visible once you get the furniture back in place...if you have a nice pattern figured out wihtout furniture it may look very different once everything else is in... I think Cameron's suggestion to do the bath solid is a good one...
This is why I was trying to suggest the green field of colour be centred on the actual visible space. Think of what will be a long hallway with a border of red and field of green in the centre. It'll only work if the cabinets, beds, etc, are all factored into the equation. If one goes with a checkerboard pattern, then none of that really matters. Although, the checkerboard should be properly centred on the finished space, otherwise it'll look wonky (actual Architectural term).
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Personally, I prefer the red. It's hard to beat an Airstream with red accents on the interior.

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Yeah Chris, not going with the original floor plan. These wouldn't be the exact place of the tiles. Just trying to get an idea of what would look ok.
That was kind of the original idea was to have the front area red, then the kitchen and hallway and bathroom green and the bedroom red with the green areas having a red border.
Def. don't want "wonky".

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Daniel are you doing a different floor plan? Most of the red by the wheels will be under cabinets. Roadside there is the fridge cabinet, the pantry, a bulkhead wall and then the wardrobe cabinet in the hall right back to the bulkhead wall between the hallway and the rear bedroom . Curbside there is the kitchen counter with stove and sink, then a bulkhead wall, the shower, the bathroom sink and the toilet before the next bulkhead wall between the bathroom and the bedroom.
From what I can see some of the bathroom will be green and some red.
The same for up front. Take back a few rows of the green and replace with red. Start the green at the rearward edge of the entry door frame that way the living room and kitchen will be defined clearly by the two colors.
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Tried out some different things here.
First diagonal pattern with a green bathroom.
Second, red with a green bathroom.
Next, all red.
Next, half red, half green
Next all green.

What looks best, or worst, or any other ideas?

Another thing could be red with green half tiles around the edges or green with red half tiles around the edges.
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I like the diagonal.
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Hi Daniel my vote goes for diagonal. It makes the space seem longer.
I see you got the bass ackwards camera thing fixed.
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flip horizontal fixes the pics. I'll do that for the ladies..
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A while ago I saw this and really liked it. Love the chrome legs and the tile colors and not everything being a box attached to the floor.
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I guess the diagonal will be it then. Thank you for your input!
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I'm late to the party...but given the options presented, I definitely like the diagonal checkerboard best.

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I like the diagonal.
I do too, it lessens the impact of putting solid areas of either of the colours you have. Looks lighter, airier.

From the photos I would say you have turquoise and clay tile red. Do you agree Daniel? Two good colours if you are going to do a "mid-century" (1950s) theme, which is all the rage now. The checkerboard tile effect goes with that same idea, IMHO.
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