Nothing brings more character to a bathroom than a custom tile pattern. With the variety of shapes, patterns, and colors available, it’s the best way to give your bathroom a unique twist. Continue reading to learn more about different tile patterns from the team at Indy Renovation.
One of the oldest tile designs is herringbone. The design can be traced back to the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe when herringbone and chevron patterns were frequently used to arrange parquet floors. Herringbone, along with its cousin, chevron, is still one of the most often used tile patterns today and is used for anything from bathroom floors and shower walls to kitchen backsplashes.
Sharp angles and crisp lines give the chevron pattern a modern appearance. A benefit for tiny spaces or places where an open, airy feeling is desired, the pattern can also give the impression that rooms are larger and that the ceilings are higher. Chevron is particularly effective when installed along a wall’s length, as in a shower, because the tile design makes use of the available area to give the impression of length. The color and finish options for the chevron tile pattern are endless.
Pinwheel-shaped tiles produce a striking impression. Pinwheels have a small square in the center that is encircled by rectangular tiles to make a larger square, much like a square pinwheel. These are most frequently used with black and white tiles to emphasize their contrasting colors. The white, rectangular tiles in a pinwheel pattern are normally matte, while the black center square is typically coated with a high-sheen glaze. The different finishes aid in highlighting the contrast between light and dark. The pinwheel pattern can be created using ceramic, porcelain, glass, or even natural stone tiles, despite the fact that it is typically done in black and white. It also works well in any combination of colors.
A stacked pattern consists of rectangle or square tiles that have been stacked together and form perfectly straight lines. The design produces a crisp, contemporary look and may be used either horizontally or vertically. For small locations like backsplashes, vertically stacked tiles make a wall appear longer.
Offset tiles do not align beneath one another for even straight lines, in contrast to the stacked pattern. The offset design is regularly used for tile but is frequently connected with brick. The typical subway tiles of the New York City subway are set utilizing offset or staggered tiles, as one well-known example. Offset tiles are a popular type of tiles that look nice on walls and floors alike.
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