From ceramic to porcelain to natural stone, the material you choose for your tile installation can drastically impact the character of your floors and walls.
1. BEST PATTERNS FOR CERAMIC TILE
The wide variety of shapes, colors, sizes and designs available in ceramic tile means that there’s no limit to the ways you can customize the layout in your home. Available in plank, hexagonal, square, rectangular, mosaic and more, there’s a ceramic tile that will work for any pattern you have in mind, from offset to Versailles and everything in between.
Whether they’re installed vertically or horizontally, on the walls or on the floors, rectangular tiles are popular option for their versatility.
A simple square tile achieves a new level of style when it’s emblazoned with a stunning, vintage-inspired pattern.
Creating a grid pattern with your ceramic wall tiles offers a different twist on a well-loved shape and style.
Some patterns are classics for a reason. You’ll never tire of this timeless, offset subway tile pattern.
2. BEST PATTERNS FOR WOOD PLANK TILE
While planks are the most popular style of wood-look tile, it’s also available in hexagonal, chevron and mosaic shapes. Most faux-wood floors have a staggered plank layout, but patterns like herringbone can make your tile floor more modern and interesting.
Wood look has come a long way. This mosaic combines the traditional appearance of wood with an unexpected color and pattern.
Install a classic wood-look plank pattern on the walls for a fresh take on this style.
This fearless installation of hexagonal, colorful wood-look tile is greatly rewarded with a completely unique floor.
Wood-look tile in a herringbone pattern adds elegant, modern appeal to the floors of your living area.
3. BEST PATTERNS FOR TRAVERTINE TILE
The natural tones of travertine add warmth and texture to your walls and floors, and installing tile in an engaging layout like Versailles will add a whole new dynamic to the room.
This Versaille pattern allows the naturally varying colors and veining of travertine stone to shine.
Flip your favorite travertine tile on its head for a pattern that visually extends the height of your room.
A bolder, dark-colored travertine is a modern way to incorporate natural stone into your shower design.
When you combine multiple pieces from a travertine collection together, you can create coordinated pockets of interest, like this framed backsplash.
4. BEST PATTERNS FOR MARBLE TILE
Marble tile is available in shapes like hexagonal, arabesque, mosaic, herringbone and many more. Installing large-format marble flooring is a way to add elegance and luxury in your home.
This dappled, green-toned marble gives one-of-a-kind coloring to a backsplash or accent wall and is further accentuated by the elegant arabesque shape.
Clean lines and flowing veining define this elegant tile design.
There’s no better way to call attention to a unique marble mosaic than framing it out with coordinating trim pieces.
How do you incorporate multiple patterns in the same room without the look getting too busy? Just make sure they are all coordinating colors, like these marble subway tiles and mosaics.
5. BEST PATTERNS FOR SLATE TILE
Since it’s available in everything from large-format squares to thin bars to wide planks, there are a variety of layouts available for your slate tile installation. Add some personality and depth with a Versailles, brick or broken natural pattern.
Simply turning these square tiles on the diagonal completely changes the look.
An offset pattern works well with large-format tiles because it keeps the tiles as the focus and minimizes the amount of grout lines.
This stacked slate tile floor pattern evokes the feeling of an outdoor patio, adding a natural element to your installation.
The natural look of slate works well in this rustic bathroom.
6. BEST PATTERNS FOR PORCELAIN TILE
There are countless layouts that work well with porcelain tile. Herringbone, diagonal (or 45-degree angled) lay, straight lay, brick lay and pinwheel are just a few of the interesting patterns that will make your floors and walls stand out.
This herringbone patterned floor featuring contrasting tile and grout colors undeniably makes a statement.
Marble-look porcelain tile takes on high-end appeal in an offset pattern.
Do not adjust your computer monitor. These are indeed porcelain, wood-look tiles, laid in a classic plank pattern to mimic the wood look even further.
Perfect for commercial or residential locations, we love a grid pattern with these polished, large-format porcelain tiles.
7. MIXING MATERIALS
When installing your tile, don’t be afraid to mix materials like ceramic, wood look and natural stone. Selecting patterns in similar colors is a way to make different materials fit seamlessly together. Mosaic tile is available in a mix of materials like glass and travertine, allowing you to create a unique blend of hues and finishes.
Choose one color from a mosaic to pull out and use on the walls for a perfectly coordinated shower.
Mirrored subway tiles and a stunning mirror-accent mosaic are a match made in metallic heaven.
Mixing diamante-shaped white marble and large-format black rectangular tiles teaches a lesson in doing contrast the right way.
There’s nothing like brick-look tile and brushed metallics to create a modern industrial space.