Using the checkerboard tiling layout

Choosing the right tiling layout to capture the personality and character of your home is important. From the herringbone pattern, to straight lay, all tiling pattern can be used effectively across a range of styles and themes. The checkerboard tiling layout is one such option. But what is this? And can checkerboard tiling be effective? Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we stay on top of the latest developments for tiling patterns and layouts, and this is our guide to using the checkerboard tile layout.

Using the checkerboard tiling layout

The checkerboard tiling layout is created by laying alternate black and white square tiles. To create an effect that is reminiscent of a chess board. The tiles can be turned 45 degrees, and laid in a diagonal tiling layout too. Which provides more flexibility to the tiling design. From your hallway, to your conservatory, this tiling option could transform your space and add interest and style.

Colour contrast

Although black and white tiles are traditionally used for the checkerboard tiling layout, other colour combinations can also be effective. However, whichever two colours you choose, the colour contrast needs to be effective, to really make the colours stand out.

While black and white tiles can add a vintage feel to your room, which might contrast with your contemporary kitchen, so why not shake it up? For a contemporary space, why not choose red and black, or white and grey to add a more contemporary touch?

On the wall

The checkerboard tiling layout is generally used on floors. But why not create a feature wall, or splash-back area using this tiling layout? This can create an interesting effect and style, that will add interest to either your kitchen or bathroom.

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