What's the Best Tile Layout For My Bathroom?: Straight or Staggered?

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For my bathroom renovation, I finally decided on large slate tiles for the bathroom floor. I found exactly what I was looking for at Lowe's and didn't have to go to a tile specialty store.

Although not natural slate, these Galvano Charcoal porcelain tiles give the impression of real stone and are only $2.50 a square foot.

Now, how to lay them? Does the staggered brick layout look best or would laying them in a grid make the space feel larger? I've included two images of the bathroom. The others are inspiration images. Staggered or straight?

STRAIGHT

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STAGGERED

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INSPIRATION

Please let me know what you prefer in the comments! And to see what I actually chose, head over to the "After" shots, right here.

(Image credits: June Bhongjan; Decor Pad; Desire to Inspire; Design*Sponge; Design Mom; Love Nordic; Houzz)

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