What Pattern Should Your Tile Be?

It seems intricate tile patterns are all the rage these days. Increasingly, homeowners are figuring out how to turn their tile floor or backsplash into a masterpiece. But if you’re remodeling a kitchen or bathroom or changing out the floor in multiple rooms of your house, choosing the pattern for your tile may be the last thing on your mind. To save you research time, we’ve pulled together a list of the most popular patterns:

Straight lay — This is probably the pattern you’re most familiar with. As its name implies, the tiles are laid in a straight line throughout the room. This is a great pattern if you’re a fan of simplicity or you have exceptionally beautiful tile.

Offset — In an offset pattern, you lay the tile like bricks, where each row is half of a tile offset from the one before it.

Checkerboard — Alternate two complementary colors of tile to give it the appearance of a checkerboard.

Pinwheel — Pinwheel tile patterns use one small square tile with four larger square tiles surrounding it.

Modular — Modular patterns use three (or more!) different-sized square or rectangular shaped tiles to make an intricate pattern. There are a lot of different patterns in the modular category.

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