There are so many choices when it comes to floor tiles that the list could go on forever. Big, small, hexagon, square, and loads of other shapes and sizes. Tiles can make a room feel warm and cozy or bright and sharp. They can completely change the atmosphere of a space. Consulting professionals for advice on what styles and colors will suit your spaces the best is always a smart move if you’re trying to get the most out of your newly installed tiles.
You’ve got a lot of different tile patterns that you can choose from, but we’re going to look at just a few of them today to give you a little look into the wide variety of options you’ll have if you go for putting new tiles on your kitchen, bathroom or other spaces in your house.
The straight lay is a simple, classic design that is loved by many for just that; it’s simplicity. In a straight lay, you put tiles down of the same color and size, matching them perfectly with each other from edge to edge. The lines in between the tiles are filled with grout that you can adjust according to your style preferences. Straight lay is very easy to work with because you’re simply trying to get the tiles lined up with each other and you have very specific parameters to work in. Straight lay is not obtrusive and will allow other features in the room to shine. The only possible “issue” is that usually the tiles used for this style are square, and your room likely isn’t so you’ll end up with some extra pieces of tile.
Another style is the diagonal style, which is very similar to simple lay, only the tiles are turned 45 degrees to appear as diamond-shaped. This is a simple variation of simple lay that makes more of a visual impact. The layout won’t be as easy to plan out though.
There are many more tile laying style but these are just a few to get you started!
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