What is the best pattern to lay my tiles in?

What is the best pattern to lay my tiles in?

Tiles can be laid in many ways, the most common are stack bond or brick bond while the more intricate designs such as herringbone and point wheel can make your tiles a feature of the room, below are a few of the designs you can use.

  • Basket weave: This pattern uses two rectangular tiles laid next to each other forming a square, the next pair or tiles are laid at a 90-degree angle to the first, this pattern continues to make a basket weave pattern.
  • Brick bond: brick bond uses a square or rectangular tiles that are laid like bricks in a wall.
  • Checkerboard: Tiles laid in a stack bond pattern with alternating black and white tiles.
  • Cobblestone: This pattern uses rectangular tiles laid in a herringbone pattern using smaller tiles around the edges to make a more complex pattern overall.
  • Herringbone: This pattern is made by laying rectangular tiles in a zig-zag pattern.
  • Diamond: Diamond is similar to a stack bond pattern however the tiles are laid at a 45-degree angle to create diamonds instead of squares.
  • Pinwheel: To create the effect of a pinwheel, this design uses 4 large tiles surrounding a smaller tile.
  • Stack bond: The most common and simplest tiling pattern. The tiles are laid in straight lines, so the grout lines end up like a grid.
  • English bond: English bond uses alternating rows or small rectangles and then large rectangles.
  • Windmill: Windmill is laid very similarly to the pinwheel, however instead of 4 square tiles surrounding a small square tile we use four rectangle tiles surrounding a smaller tile.

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