Choosing the Right Tile Layout that Suits your Project
Whether you are sticking to classic porcelain or splurge on natural stone, picking the right kind of tile is just a part of your design decision. You also have to decide on how the tile is installed. If you have decided to buy your tiles from Ceramique au Sommet, it’s time to determine the perfect kitchen tile layout for your kitchen, bathroom, and beyond:
In this pattern, the tiles are aligned to create a basic repeating grid. This leads to a contemporary appearance that works well with clean shapes and crisp angles. Also, this plays against the exotic woods’ forms. This pattern can be used in a modern space that has rectilinear forms.
In this layout, every tile raw is usually offset half a tile width, which leads to long, horizontal lines that can widen a room in a subtle way. This timeless layout is classic for subway tile. A brick pattern can work for any rectangular tile and look stylish when paired with a contrasting grout color like gray grout with white tile, as the geometric pattern is emphasised.
A mosaic is a tile in repeated shape, usually attached in small sheets to matting for easy installation. A 1” x 1” square is a common example, though there are many shapes and patterns available. Mosaics are usually used for accent areas as they require more grout. Thus, they can require maintenance when exposed to heavy traffic or moisture. But, mosaics can provide a rich and subtle effect with multiple tones. Because they possess the appeal of a luxe stone minus the associated cost, mosaics are perfect as a backsplash option.
Basket Weave Pattern
This pattern turns the subway tile into square units. They can effectively add a sense of drama and charm while avoiding the extra cutting of material. Indeed, they can avoid any cutting at all when used to fill a rectangular area. Because of this, a basket weave pattern is a great weapon for DIYers.
This pattern can be achieved by laying tiles at right angles into zigzag formations. It helps to achieve an elegant look and top-notch appeal. But, because herringbone pattern will require extra cutting of tiles at the borders, they can create material waste. Its angular nature allows this pattern to create a dynamic energy that can be ideal for accent walls. However, it can be overwhelming when used on very big surfaces. A herringbone layout is used in a conventional or transitional kitchen or with long, thin tiles. It is meant to create a powerful accent anywhere.