Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling professionals. And we help homeowners and property developers make the right tiling choices, day after day. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about zig-zag subway tiling.

What is zig-zag tiling?

Zig-zag tiling refers to the tiling layout, which involves laying the tiles at a sloped, alternating angle to create a zig-zag effect across the tiled space. Using a contrasting grout colour can contribute to the zig-zag effect, while using tiles of contrast colours in different rows can also be incredibly effective.

The herringbone tiling layout can also be used to create a zig-zag effect, although this creates a slightly different effect due to the 95 degree angle.

What are the advantages of zig-zag subway tiling?

There are a number of advantages and benefits to using a zig-zag tiling pattern with subway tiles. These advantages include:

  • Creating a stunning visual effect– from kitchen splashback areas to bathroom feature walls, the zig-zag tiling pattern can create a stunning visual effect in any room. This is perfect for both contemporary spaces and traditional ones. The unusual nature of the tiling pattern is sure to attract attention and create a visual feature that stands out in any room. Even using tiles of the same colour in such a layout will create a tiling effect that creates an appealing, but subtle effect.
  • Versatile tiling option- zig-zag tiling with subway tiles is most commonly used for walls and features, but this versatile option can also be used effectively for floor tiling. This is effective in small and narrow areas, like hallways and porches, where the tiling effect draws the eye to the corners and width of the room, which makes the floor space appear wider than it really is.

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