The herringbone tiling layout is an effective tiling option that can transform any space, bathroom, kitchen, or hallway, in both contemporary and traditional properties. So why should you choose this tiling layout? And how can you use this effectively for wall tiling? Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to wall tiling and the herringbone tiling layout.

What are the advantages of herringbone wall tiling?

Using a herringbone tiling layout for wall tiling can be very effective for a number of reasons, including:

  • Adding visual interest to create a tiling feature- for feature walls and splash-backs, the herringbone tiling layout can be a great option as this is unlike other tiling styles. The shape and direction of the tiles adds detail and character and this can easily attract attention. You could consider using a contrasting grout colour, to make the pattern stand out further.
  • Increase the feel of the space- because herringbone tiling layouts are at a 45 degree, diagonal angle, they draw the eye to the furthest parts of the space. For wall tiling in narrow or small rooms, like kitchens or bathrooms, this can help make the space feel larger than it really is. To amplify this effect you should use very light coloured tiles, with a gloss finish, to maximize the light int he space too.
  • Design flexibility- this tiling layout lends itself to a range of designs and styles. For more traditional properties you could consider adding textured tiles, or patterned tiles, while for contemporary properties, smooth, glossy tiles are a good fit.

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