6 Tile Patterns You Need to Know

6 Tile Patterns You Need to Know

Have you ever noticed floor tile patterns when you're at other people's homes and thought how nice it would be to find something similar in your home?

The truth is, it can take a lot of research to find out the exact name of the pattern.

So if you're in the process of getting new tile for your home, we've combined the top tile patterns you need to know about.

1. Straight Pattern

The straight tile pattern is the simplest of them all. And if you're embarking on a DIY tile job, especially if you've never done your own tile before, this pattern is a solid choice.

The tiles run in straight lines perfectly lined up with each other to create a grid. Like we said--the simplest of them all.

Some might think the design is too simple. But it's a classic for a reason, and with the right tile, it can look modern and elegant.

2. Diagonal Pattern

A diagonal pattern is the same concept as the straight one, except it's perfectly placed at a 45-degree angle. This makes things a bit more complicated, from a measuring perspective, but once you've got the angle, it's easy to get going.

The proper placing of this tile will create perfect diamonds, and it often goes by that name. If you have a small room you want to look bigger, the diagonal pattern is the way to go.

3. Running Bond

Although it goes by different names, the running bond tile pattern resembles laid out bricks. This is a clean design that's popular in kitchens and bathrooms.

Some people might choose to use square tiles with the running bond, but the more traditional method requires rectangular ones.

If you're laying your own tile, keep in mind that when installing a running bond pattern, you need to make sure each tile starts at the center of the tile below.

4. Herringbone Pattern

The herringbone pattern gets the name because the placement of the tiles resembles the skeleton of a herring fish.

In Europe, the herringbone pattern has been used for hundreds of years due to its elegant appeal. It's also a popular style when installing hardwood floors.

The pattern of the tiles is in a "V" shape. The first tile is placed at a forty-five-degree angle and the second tile has to be perpendicular to the end of the first tile.

5. Basket Weave

As the name suggests, this pattern resembles the stitches of a woven basket.

Although it's simple to create, the pattern gives the illusion of complexity and elegance.

To create the illusion, take two rectangle tiles and place them next to each other to form a square, either vertically or horizontally. Then place a second tile perpendicular to create the woven illusion.

6. Windmill Pattern

The windmill pattern should resemble the blades of a windmill when installing correctly. This pattern goes well if you're going for a more vintage look.

Start by placing back to back square tiles, to which you will add four rectangular shape tiles to create the illusion of the windmill blades.

This pattern goes well everywhere.

Tile Patterns Wrap Up

There you have it, six great tile patterns to choose from. Whether you want something simple and clean or elegant and modern, there's a pattern for you.

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