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Tile Pattern Layout

The Top 10 Tile Patterns 2018

Tile Pattern Layout

Tile Pattern Layout

Getting Started


With correct preparation, careful planning and consideration then tile pattern layouts need not be overwhelming. Laying tiles can improve the aesthetics in any property and have many benefits such as waterproofing bathroom walls and are easy clean. 


When preparing your room please ensure your tiles have the same batch number to ensure a consistent pattern, colour, shape and size.




Tile Pattern Layout


This is the easiest and most simple tiling pattern. The tiles are laid in straight lines and the grout lines end up looking like a grid.

Room sizes may affect your tile size decision making. Larger tiles will make a small bathroom look larger and small tiles, with lots of grout lines can give the illusion of a smaller cluttered space.

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Diagonal Tile Pattern


The tiles are laid on a 45-degree angle, making the square tiles into diamonds. It looks perfect in the bathroom, on walls or floors. For handy tips and advice on how to make small rooms appear larger, please view our Article

Herringbone tile pattern



Perfect for hallways and outdoor paths. The “L” in the pattern gives the illusion of arrows directing you or showing you the way. The herringbone pattern is achieved by laying rectangular tiles in a zig-zag pattern.

Basket weave pattern

Basket Weave


The basket weave pattern has two rectangular tiles laid next to each other to form a square. The following pair of tiles are laid at 90 degrees as shown. The horizontal and vertical tiles then alternate on following rows. This gives the illusion that the tiles are woven over and under each other like a basket. 

Windmill pattern


Four rectangular tiles surround a square tile in the centre. You could use a square tile and grout in a contrasting colour to the rectangles to make this pattern stand out. 

Pin wheel pattern

Pin Wheel (also called Hopscotch)


A small square tile surrounded by larger square tiles to create the effect of a spinning pinwheel. Tiles in contrasting colours look great in this pattern.

Stretcher bond tile pattern

Stretcher Bond

Laid like bricks in a wall using square or rectangular tiles. The end of each tile is lined up with the centre of the tiles that are both directly above and below it. This creates a staggered look.

Cobblestone tile pattern


Rectangular tiles are laid in the herringbone style and around the edges of these there are smaller square tiles to create a larger pattern which is then repeated. This is a traditional layout.

English bond tile pattern

English Bond


Using alternating rows of rectangular and square tiles. The square tiles are centred on the rectangles and the ends of all the tiles line up between rows. 

English cross bond pattern

English Cross Bond


Similar to the English bond except that the rectangular tiles in the alternating rows are also staggered like the pattern in a stretcher bond.


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