Tile products have undergone a tremendous change in recent years and there are many options for customers to choose from. The tile patterns are available in different shapes such as brick, square, diamond, herringbone, checkerboard and many more. Mosaic tiles come in a variety of shapes and their size is not more than 2 inches. Materials used for making these tiles also have a great variety. Patterns for mosaic tiles include the hexagons, circles, rectangles, squares, octagons, etc. You can also choose a unique pattern of mosaic tiles named 'mosaic rug'. In this pattern, a certain area of the floor is covered in mosaic tiles; the border of this pattern too is covered in mosaic tiles. It creates a pattern that resembles a rug laid on the floor. Remaining area of the floor adjacent to this mosaic rug is covered in larger tiles. There are many such tile patterns that one could use in the house. Let us find more on the topic through this article.
Patterns and Designs
The different types of floor tiles include the ceramic, porcelain, granite, laminate, mosaic, etc. Nowadays, even rubber blocks are also used in the installation of flooring. Let us have a look at the different patterns being used for tiles.
The following tile patterns are commonly used in the installation of flooring. Brick and diamond patterns are the ones that are commonly used.
The diamond pattern is nothing but square-shaped tiles placed in a way that instead of edges, their vertices are placed adjacent to each other i.e. in a side-to-side manner.
Octagon and Dot Pattern
In this pattern, the octagonal tiles are laid adjacent to each other. Space created between the edges of 4 adjacent octagonal tiles is filled with a 'dot' or a small square-shaped tile.
Basket Weave Pattern
In this pattern, pairs of tiles are laid in a vertical and horizontal pattern, in alternate rows. This tile pattern is similar to the one used in herringbone design; however, the basket weave pattern is comparatively easy to install. There is minimum wastage of tile in this pattern.
In this pattern, the black and white tiles are laid alternately. It is one of the floor tile patterns that is commonly used for home decor.
The hexagonal pattern, as its name suggests, is formed of tiles with hexagonal shape. In this pattern, rows of tiles are laid one above the other.
In this pattern, blocks are placed in a traditional brick style. Tiles in the second row are not placed directly below the upper blocks with edges confirming to a straight line. Instead, their positioning is such that the midpoint overlaps with the point where two adjacent blocks from the upper row join.
The herringbone pattern is a bit tricky to understand or probably to visualize. It looks more like a 'V'-shaped repetition. Blocks are diagonally laid in the following pattern: a rectangular block is laid horizontally, and below this block, another block is laid vertically. Thus, an alternate pattern of vertical and horizontal blocks is laid, which together resemble a pattern of steps.
Rubber Floor Tiles
The rubber floor tiles, just like the ceramic ones are available in a variety of designs and patterns. Floor tiles made of rubber prove to be suitable for hospitals, aisle ways, walkways, veterinary clinics, etc. One could also use rubber pavers as an option for tiles. These interlocking pavers create a beautiful and spectacularly displayed pattern.
Floor Tile Designs
There are many designs to choose from in floor tiles. Apart from the common slate square and ceramic tile, a variety of designs could be used. Before going for a particular design pattern, one should take into account the size of the room. Light colored tiles should preferably be chosen for smaller rooms; it makes them appear larger. Dark-colored tiles on the other hand make the space to look smaller. For a house with traditional decor, patterns such as cobblestone or herringbone blend well with the decor. Hopscotch, horizontal grid or vertical brick patterns are recommended for a modern setting. Tiles which resemble the texture of wood flooring are increasingly becoming popular these days. Such tiles are available in different shades of brown and range from light cream tiles to the ones with a dark coffee shade. One can make use of a variety of resources like Internet, magazines, etc. in order to obtain more details about floor tile ideas and designs.
The floor tile patterns and designs described in the article provide us with necessary information required to make the flooring attractive. It would help in giving the room and eventually the house a nice look.