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    Hi all from a newbie member!
    I am getting a bathroom renovated & have a question regarding size of the floor tiles. I prefer the look of 300x300 floor tiles & can match them with 300x600 wall tiles. However I have been told it is easier to get the drop in the shower with smaller tiles ie 200x200.
    Have I been told the truth, or am I being told to use 200x200 because it is easier for the tiler to lay them? The bathroom is approx 2.6 x 1.8m but once you allow for the bath the actual floor space will be approx 1.9 x 1.8m.
    Eagerly awaiting replies.

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    Smaller tiles are certainly easier to lay on a shower floor.
    There are other things to consider, will the tiler need to cut the 300x300 tiles on the diagonal to get them to sit properly? I ended up laying my 300x300 tiles at 45 degrees and they came up a treat. There was no way they were going to sit properly on the fall lines if O laid them straight.
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    A lot depends on where the floor waste is and what type . With a standard waste in a small room its better to go for smaller tiles, a lot of the really beautiful big tiles are only suitable for huge bathrooms or ones with the long stainless grate style waste ,with the large tiles its incredibly difficult to get all the planes and edges aligned.

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    Our recently reno'd bathroom, around 2.7m by 1.8m have 600x300 on both wall and floor. We used a stainless steel grate system to get the drainage right. Totally worth it though, for me small tiles screams out of date. Large tiles are defiantly the modern look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamc0984 View Post
    Our recently reno'd bathroom, around 2.7m by 1.8m have 600x300 on both wall and floor. We used a stainless steel grate system to get the drainage right.
    Any chance of some pics? Our ensuite is also fairly small and we're looking to use 300x600 and a grate system as well.

    It'd be great to see how it looks in a small room.

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    Thanks for everyone's ideas.
    I was interested to know the area of your bathroom that you laid the 300x300 tiles?

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    Lexi01, Here is a pic of a 600x300.
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