While tiling is still one of the most popular options for covering bathroom walls and kitchen floors, and vice versa, tiling patterns are relatively underused. The straight lay tiling pattern is one that is most commonly seen, but there are many more exciting and unusual tiling patterns to choose from. And using these can make your room, and your home, feel more exciting and innovative too. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we have over 25 years of experience in tiling. As a result, we have become experts in tiling patterns and layouts. This is our guide to choosing tiling patterns for bathrooms and kitchens

Tiling patterns and layouts

Interesting and unusual tiling layouts can add character and personality to what is often seen as a blank canvas. From the complicated, to the more simple tiling patterns, an unusual and interesting effect can be created that will create a real talking point. After all, why should your kitchen or bathroom floor be boring and plain, when it could be so much more?

Choosing tiling patterns for bathrooms and kitchens

The herringbone pattern-
Simply by rotating a simple subway tile by a 45 or a 90 degree angle, you can create an interesting tiling pattern. This is the herringbone tiling pattern or layout. This can be laid as a repeating v shape, or more unusually, a z shape. You can even use a contrasting grout colour to really enhance the pattern, or a complementary grout to enhance the tiles themselves. Available in a range of colours and styles, subway tiles are easy to get hold of and the herringbone tiling pattern creates a sophisticated and unique tiling feature.
The diagonal-
Why not shake up your traditional straight lay tiling, by simply rotating your square tiles by 45 degrees? Laying your tiles at this angle, instead of the usual way, creates what is known as the diagonal tiling layout and can be an attractive feature. It also has the advantage of adding the illusion of width to smaller bathroom walls or floors, as it draws the eye to the corners of the diagonal, making the room appear wider than it really is.
The brick bond pattern-
Effecitve with either rectangular subway tiles, or typical square tiles, the brick bong pattern can be very effective. By laying one tile, over the middle of the two tiles below, you can create a tiling pattern that mirrors simple brickwork. This is a much more interesting effect than a simple straight lay and can look very effective as a splashback or feature wall.
Portrait tiles-
Laying your rectangular tiles with the long side horizontal is common practice. However, you can make a real statement by opting to “stand up” the rectangular tiles. By rotating them so that the short side is horizontal, your kitchen walls will become a stunning visual feature.

Why not check out our range of tiles today, at Tiles 2 Go?