Bathroom month is quickly coming to an end, this week just before we wrap it up, we are looking at the many different ways to lay tiles. Tiles don’t have to be laid in the same straight lined patterned, there are multiple way in which a feature can be created. Let’s have a look at the many styles.
5 Popular Styles of Tile Laying
This is the most common way to lay tiles. Straight lines, and super effective in both big and small rooms where you don’t want the tile to be the focus of the room, or when the tile itself is the feature. Simple and uncomplicated this is a great tile laying style to try for DIYers.
Sometimes called Brick Work, this style works particularly well when laying subway tiles or rectangle tiles. Especially lovely on a wall. We have used the brick pattern in our ensuite and our laundry with our ceramic subway tiles. Brick pattern adds texture to a room where too many straight lines wont work.
I love this decorative way to lay tiles. It looks fantastic in a large room where the floor is the feature. I also think this style works particularly well outdoors, to give a little texture to a space.
Another really common and easy to replicate style, diagonal tile laying is just like straight course laying only on an angle. All the work in laying this style is done in the prep stage when working out you line and marking it out ready for the first tile. Great in large spaces.
My all time favourite way to lay a feature tile and the way in which we did our shower feature in our ensuite. Herringbone adds so style and texture to a room, and looks equally as fantastic on a floor as on a wall, small spaces or big.
These are only a few of the ways in which tiles can be laid, but most certainly some of the most popular.
Which style is your favourite? How are the tiles laid in your home? Do you have a favourite colour tile?