Decide which tile pattern is right for you


Before you start tiling your kitchen or bathroom, it’s important to consider the type of pattern you want to use when laying your tiles. The pattern you go for may have a huge impact on the look and feel of a room, so it’s important to take the time to choose the right style for you.

Linear is the most common and simple pattern. Here, the tiles are laid in straight lines so the grout lines look like a grid. This classic design works with both square and rectangular tiles. Keep it simple with a single tile colour or try two colours to create a checkerboard effect. Alternatively, experiment with multiple colours for a unique design.

The diamond tile pattern, sometimes referred to as diagonal tiling, is an easy move from standard tiling methods. To create this effect, you simply need to rotate your tiles to a 45-degree angle.

When using the diamond tiling pattern, you can use two different coloured tiles of the same size to create an attractive checkerboard pattern.

Brick bond
The brick bond style involves laying tiles in the same pattern as you would a brick wall. In this pattern, the edge of one tile lines up with the halfway point of the tile below. A variation of this pattern is the 1/3 brick bond, where the tiles are shifted further along than the standard brick bond.

A more complicated pattern that takes careful planning but creates a stunning effect. The herringbone tile pattern involves laying tiles at a 90-degree angle to each other, either vertically or horizontally.

When tiling using the herringbone pattern, we recommend purchasing fifteen per cent more tiles than you think you'll need to allow for the extra cutting involved.

The stepladder tiling style uses the same pattern as a brick bond, but tiles are laid vertically rather than horizontally. This gives it the same timeless aesthetic that will look great in almost any kitchen or bathroom.

The stepladder tiling pattern will visually elongate a space, great for lower ceilings or shower enclosures. You can change up the look of your stepladder pattern by alternating tile colours or using different grout colours.

The unique shape of hexagon tiles makes them perfect for anyone tired of traditional square and rectangular tiles and who wants to experiment with something different.

Hexagon tiles look great when different colours are used across the wall. Whether it's slightly different variations of one colour, alternating patterns or simply random, the choice is yours.

To create the basket weave shape, you'll need to lay two or more tiles alongside each other horizontally. Then, lay the same number of tiles next to them vertically. You can then repeat this pattern on each row, making sure no horizontal tiles are next to vertical tiles and vice versa.


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