10 Tile Patterns to Showcase Your Floor

After you have selected new tile for your home projects, think about how you’d like it laid out. Here is a guide of fundamental routines to get you started. Many tile showrooms have displays of floor patterns and the sales personnel can recommend sizes and configurations to suit your area.

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1. Immediately lay. This is the easiest tile pattern and it showcases the beauty of the tile.

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2. Diagonal. Tile is set onto a 45-degree angle. It add a little interest and leaves the floor feel expansive.

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3. Running bond. This basic layoutis also referred to as a brick or counter pattern. Of the width of the tile offsets the tiles.

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4. Checkerboard. Two colours of square tiles alternate to create this pattern. They can be set straight or around the diagonal.

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5. Diagonal with arrows. Large tiles are notched at fixed intervals with smaller accent tiles.

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6. Pinwheel. Also called Hopscotch, a tiny square tile is surrounded by four larger ones.

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7. Basketweave. This classic pattern is produced with squares and rectangles to create a woven effect.

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Blue Celeste Basketweave Stone Mosaic – Ann Sacks Tile & Stone

Here is a view of this pattern.

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8. Modular. Three or more different-sized tiles are used to make a pattern. This one is called Versailles.

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9. Herringbone. This pattern adds sophisticated visual texture to the ground. In this kitchen, bright glass tiles were added to match the glass backsplash behind the cooktop.


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10. Windmill. In this pattern, a square tile is surrounded by four rectangles. The effect is similar to a grid of dots.

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