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How many different colors does this quilt need?

My wife wants to make a 10 x 12 square quilt with a random-looking pattern. How many colors would she need for a quilt that follows these rules: 1) No two patches of the same color may touch each other, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally; 2) No pair of patches may be repeated in the same orientation (i.e., if there is a red patch above a blue patch, that combination may not be repeated, but you may have a blue patch above a red patch); 3) There are no patches of the same color that have the same vertical and horizontal offset: i.e., if there is a red patch with a second red patch that is one down and two across, there may not be a third red patch that's the same distance down and across from that second patch.
posted by Joe in Australia on Mar 23, 2014 - 17 answers

 

Tile Under Appliances in Kitchen?

The cabinets are already installed at floor level. Do we tile under the range and dishwasher or up to them? Also the dishwasher is already installed, but if we have to, we can take it out and tile under it. Opinions?
posted by Andrea2880 on Feb 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Is there a way to level a wood floor?

Leveling a wooden plank floor to install tile, for dummies. [more inside]
posted by slidell on Feb 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Quick fix floor.

How to quickly retile over a busted old floor? Bonus: potential asbestos hazard. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Sep 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Choosing shower floor tile shouldn't be this hard.

Now I need help choosing tile for the shower floor. Is the one I picked going to hurt me? I know you are not my tile setter but I've got to order tile soon. Testing the tile before ordering is not an option. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Apr 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Floor tile: How much higher can one tile be than another? How to document the difference?

I'm looking for (tiling) industry standards for acceptable amounts of lippage (one tile higher than the one next to it) for 12"x12" granite tile. Also, what's the best way to a) Measure and b) photograph the amount of lippage? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Aug 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Advice on tiling over butcher block?

Should we lay a tile border around our sink so we don't ruin our new birch countertops? If so, what do you wish you had known about tiling before undertaking your first project? [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Jun 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Tiling Window Managers for Microsoft Windows? Any Recommendations?

Tiling Window Managers for Microsoft Windows? Any Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Javed_Ahamed on Feb 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Permit for bathroom tiling?

Permit needed to tile a bathtub in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Apr 29, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I cheaply patch ceramic bathroom wall tiles which are coming off?

How can I cheaply patch ceramic bathroom wall tiles which are coming off? [more inside]
posted by moz on Jul 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Best way to tile a sphere ?

How can I tile a sphere using the minimum number of differently shaped units? I have a 3 meter diameter sphere and I need to tile it using units that are each about 400 square cm (ie like a 20 x 20cm square). The units must be flat (ie, not spherical triangles). [more inside]
posted by silence on Jun 2, 2008 - 14 answers

I'm tiling without a clue. God help me.

Tiling emergency: I have no idea how to glue this specialty tile on my shower wall [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Sep 29, 2007 - 3 answers

Comparing perimeters of arrays of hexagons vs. squares

Let's say I have an array of 100 adjoining hexagons, 10 hexagons per side. Let's also say I also have an array of 100 adjoining squares, 10 squares per side. Each single hexagon and each square encloses the same area. Is the perimeter of the array of 100 hexagons longer than the perimeter of the array of 100 squares? [more inside]
posted by Rumple on Apr 25, 2006 - 17 answers

Bathroom Remodeling: What is the best order for tub/tile/sink?

Bathroom remodeling - which comes first? Tile, toilet, floor tile, sink, tub? Also we have a non-standard sized tub area (damn do-it-yourselfers built this house). [more inside]
posted by mojabunni on Jan 26, 2006 - 8 answers

Bathroom Flooring

Bathroom tile/subfloor question. --> [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jan 5, 2005 - 20 answers

Matching existing vintage tile colors in my bathroom?

BathroomFilter: We've talked tile before. I need help matching existing vintage colors [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Aug 27, 2004 - 10 answers

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