Once you’ve chosen your tiles, it’s time to face another important decision… which layout are you going to use? Here’s a handy infographic, showing off 10 of the most stylish tiling layouts that are trending right now…
Being creative with how you lay your tiles can transform a necessity into a style statement in any room of the house. There’s nothing wrong with choosing a plain or cheaper tile which is installed in a traditional rectangular or square layout but there are so many more tile shapes and layouts to use to your advantage, giving your home the wow factor.
The above infographic demonstrates 10 tile layouts to create a statement wall or floor in your home, from the hot-right-now herringbone layout to the more intricate basket weave, there’s something to suit any style. Most of these layouts can be created using a brick shaped tile such as the timeless and if you wish, colourful, subway inspired metro tile.
Here are some of the tile layouts in action…
Above, we have the 3-quarter brick layout. This is a twist on a traditional brick bond layout, where the brick-shaped tiles still overlap, but only a little.
An incredibly popular tiling trend comes in the form of the block herringbone layout pictured above, where the the tiles start off square against the wall or floor.
Here’s an example of a diamond layout, where two cheap, plain and ordinary tiles have been checkered to create something striking.
Here we have the traditional brick bond half and half layout. Just like the exterior walls to your house, these brick shaped metro tiles overlap by 1/2 their length.
Take a look at the wall above for your traditional 45 degree angle herringbone layout. It creates a crown of eye-catching triangles along the top row.
Walk around an interior design show and you’ll see the sought after hexagonal trend time and time again. Tile and wall or floor with hexagon tiles and you’ll end up with this captivating honeycomb layout.
In a modern twist to brick shaped tiling, the linear layout above consists of metros stacked in perfect columns with no traditional overlapping.
Lastly, here’s an example of a multi sized modular layout. Different sized tiles are mix and matched to create an interesting and varied display on a wall or floor.
So there you have it – 10 different layouts to choose from. Which are you going to use in your home?