The Art of Tile Patterns

Club Grey Porcelain

Tile is constantly evolving with improved graphics and textures, which has made it a top choice for homeowners in 2016. As new techniques are raising the bar in tile design, installers are also showcasing artistic patterns to create one-of-a-kind looks in each room.Let's take a deeper look into some of the layout options in today's housing market:

Straight Lay

Silver Beige Limestone Flooring

This is the most common pattern, which involves the same color tiles and matching the corners up and putting grout in the intersecting lines. This basic design is popular, because it is the easiest to install and delivers a strong, clean look. Long uninterrupted grout lines draw the eye toward a focal point in a room.

Running Bond or Brick

This pattern is another simple yet attractive option for your floors. Line up the end of each same-colored tile with the center of the tile above and below it to create staggered grout lines. The design is becoming more and more popular because of its ability at hiding imperfections with floors and walls.


This pattern re-creates the crosshatch stitching found on woven baskets by laying rectangular tiles into square blocks, alternating between horizontal and vertical. The pattern is a classic way to add interest to floors.


An alternating pattern of two colors of the same-size square tiles in either a straight line or diagonal pattern. This pattern makes a strong statement so it is most commonly used in smaller spaces like bathrooms or mudrooms. It can also look great in larger kitchens or living rooms, but it is best to limit other patterns in the space to avoid overwhelming the eye.


Africa Beige & White Porcelain

This pattern is created when rectangular tiles are installed in a 45-degree angled "V" shape. This is an elegant way to visually expand a small room. The wide "V" movement draws the eye outward to create the illusion of more width.Call one of our Design Specialists today to help you pick the perfect pattern for your space!