Tiling Pattern

Tiling Pattern – Designing Your Floor Installation

There are many popular tiling patterns and floor designs to choose from. Some tiling patterns and designs include brickwork patterns and a diagonal tile pattern.  Let’s consider what these entail.

 Brickwork Tiling Pattern

This tiling pattern can be achieved simply by sliding every alternate row of tiles over to half the length of the tile above it. Using rectangular tiles will add to the effect. This tiling pattern generally requires the same number of tiles as the basic grid pattern. You may use this tiling pattern when laying timber look porcelain tiles. However, it’s recommended that the offset should be maximum 20% of the length of a tile.

 Diagonals Tiling Pattern

This tile tiling pattern is also referred to as a diamond pattern. This pattern is said to help hide flaws in a room’s shape if the walls are slightly off-angle. To create this design, simply turn the standard square tiles at a diagonal to the room’s walls. Lay the tiles out on the floor, dividing the room into four sections. Generally, when doing the standard grid design, you would draw a large “plus” sign from mid-wall to mid-wall. With the diagonal design, however, you will need to draw a big X from corner to corner. One consideration is that diagonal patterns will require more tiles because they will need to be cut to fit against the walls. This will also require extra time, which in turn means extra money unless this will be a “do it yourself” job. As with all tile floor design installations, start at the middle and work outwards.

Brickwork tiling pattern and a diagonal tiling pattern are just a few of the popular designs and patterns that can be used in your home.

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