Tiling Patterns

Herringbone tiling

No matter what room in your home you are thinking about tiling, the pattern is something you should always consider. Here at Tiles 2 Go we are tiling experts. This is our guide to help you choose between some common tiling patterns.

Straight Lay tiling pattern

This is the simplest and most common tiling pattern. It looks great in a range of settings, as long as the grouting is perfect. In this pattern the tiles simply line up, straight line to straight line.

The diagonal/diamond tiling pattern

This is a great tiling pattern to make narrow rooms appear wider. This is because the diagonal shape makes the viewers eye wander towards the edges of the room, thus making it feel wider. It is also more interesting to look at than the straight lay tiling pattern. In this pattern, square tiles are laid in a diamond shape instead of the traditional square shape.

The brick tiling pattern

This pattern is often referred to as the running bond pattern. It is another great pattern for making a narrow room appear wider. It is also great for both floor and wall tiling. This pattern takes its name from the tile layout. The tiles are laid out in the same pattern as bricks, with the tile above being set in the centre of the lower two tiles.

The herringbone tiling pattern

This pattern is so called due to its resemblance to fish scales. If this is a little hard to imagine, here is a more technical description:

This pattern looks amazing on both walls and floors. It is an impressive pattern and makes for a much more interesting and uncommon design.

In summary

Tile layouts or patterns are almost as important as the tiles themselves. This is especially true when you are creating a room that will really stand out. The pattern you choose will depend on your tile shape and personal preference. Why not take a look at our range of tiles today, here at Tiles 2 Go?