With so many different tile patterns available, it can be difficult to determine which style will best suit your home. Here is a collection of basic and eclectic tile patterns that can be used throughout your home. You can also view additional tile selections at a Coles Fine Flooring store, or check out the tile and stone page on our website.
Straight is the basic of the basics. This title pattern is created by laying tiles of the same size parallel into a grid formation. Use a straight pattern in a bathroom to give it a simple finish that won’t distract from other features.
The diagonal is strikingly similar to the straight pattern; however, these tiles are tilted at an angle to give the squares a diamond appearance. Place black and white tiles in a diagonal pattern to add a fun flare to a kitchen floor.
The herringbone pattern has two variations, diagonal and 90 degree, with both mimicking a zigzag pattern. The pattern pictured above is diagonal and has often been seen in home entryways.
The running bond pattern is most often used to stack brick, but can look beautiful when used to lay tile. Its simple look could add a classic touch to any room. The running bond looks great as a backsplash in a kitchen.
European fan is a tile pattern that, as its name suggests, is designed to mimic an open folding fan. The entire piece is made up of many fan patterns joined together with small pieces of tile. This style would look especially great on the floor of a shower.
The Hexagon tile pattern is an intricate piece that is made up of a collection of small hexagon shaped tiles. The tiles can either be placed closely together, as shown in the drawn depiction, or further apart with the grout becoming more prominent. A hexagon tile formation would look excellent as a bathroom backsplash.
Upon first look, the Octagon Dot is very similar to the Hexagon; however, their polygon shape may be their only similarity. The Octagon Dot pattern is created by placing small tilted squares in between rows of octagon shaped tiles. This detailed pattern would look exceptional on a bathroom floor.
The Moroccan Mosaic is unlike the others in this list in that it is a collection of patterns, rather than one on its own. Moroccan mosaics are created by placing individual, colored tiles into a geometric shape. These beautiful tile mosaics would stand out in a house, on the floor of a dining room, or even the stairs.
To see how Cole’s uses these tile patterns visit our tile and stone page here.