The install went as well as it could have. Most older homes don’t really have any 90 degree corners, and when you put down square tiles the gaps and uneven surfaces just become more noticeable. The floor here cups a bit and the walls aren’t exactly straight but with enough shims and mortar I got it to work out.
The tile layout went through a few iterations from the initial plan. The idea was to create a hearth for the wood burning stove (which goes right in the corner) and a place to take your boots off after coming in the back doors. The one thing we had to consider was furniture placement, as it’s going to limit our options of where to put things when we have some tiled areas and some hardwood floor.
As usual, throughout this project, cats were no help.