Tile Patterns - Make or Break your Wet-areas

Everybody knows the tile you choose for your wet areas can make or break a room. But did you know the way the tile is layed can also have a similar effect.

Straight Lay Pattern (Horizontal on wall) –

This is the most commonly used tile pattern of all, and the easiest to do. The tiles are simply laid side by side in a straight line, to give an overall even grid pattern. It’s a good pattern choice for rooms where you don’t want the tiles to distract from other design features. Rectangular tiles look modern and clean in this arrangement.

Straight Lay Pattern - Horizontal On Wall

Straight Lay Pattern (Vertical on wall) –

Similar to above, the tiles are stacked vertically, emphasizing the height of your space by making your walls seem taller. Subway tiles come alive in this layout.

 Brick Pattern – 

Sometimes also refered to as the running bond, this pattern is similar to a brick wall where each rectangular tile aligns with the centre of the one above and below it. This is a good pattern to choose for an uneven wall or an imperfect surface or just for a classic look. This pattern has become extremely popular over the last few years.

Brick Pattern
Diagonal Pattern

Diagonal Pattern – 

This pattern is very similar to the straight lay, except that it’s done at a 45-degree angle, turning the square tiles into diamond shapes. In terms of design, it’s a good choice for small areas such as the floor of an ensuite bathroom, as it fools the eye into thinking the space is bigger. This style can be used with a border as a feature in a kitchen splash back or for an entire floor to make a small room look bigger.

 Hexagon pattern  –

This beautiful Eastern style will create a wonderful mosaic effect in any space.   Patterned Hexagons create stunning feature walls or floors, mixed with plain tiles for the ultimate effect. However, be aware that a tiler may charge extra to create this pattern due to the time constraints it takes to make this perfect.

Herringbone Pattern

Herringbone Pattern –

This is a tricky tiling pattern, with a column of tiles at a 45-degree angle matched in mirror image by the next column, to form a V shape. It gives an excellent illusion of width and depth and is popular on splashbacks. A contrasting grout colour highlights the unique design.

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