Types of Tile Patterns

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1. Brick Style – This is the classic layout that you see in most subway tile. Each row of tile is offsets it by half the length of the tile below it. The long horizontal lines can help elongate a room and this style is generally universal for any space.
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2. Stack Pattern – This pattern type takes the tile and stacks one directly over the other so that all vertical and horizontal grout lines match directly. It is the most simple layout, and works well in modern spaces.
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3. Step Square Pattern – Uses a minimum 4 different sizes of tile, and requires very careful planning to order the right amount of sizes. But once completed it is one of the more complex and unique tile patterns that you’ll find.
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4. Herringbone Pattern – This a sophisticated look that works toward a high end appeal. The angles naturally creates a dynamic look and works well in traditional and transitional spaces. The pattern its self tends to create the elusion of depth on a 2 dimensional wall space. This pattern can actually be laid in 2 different viewing planes. See Below.
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5. Basket Weave – This is used for many of the same reasons that a herringbone pattern is used, to add a sense of drama and depth to the space, but this pattern requires less waste tile. This type of layout can be used in contemporary space.
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6. Accent Borders – This style can be combined with any of the styles above. It is used to break up the monotony of any one pattern. Many accent borders use stark contrasting colors to really provide added pop to a space.
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If you need help with any of these please don’t hesitate to call us, we’re always happy to help. Remember Washa Construction is always a simple phone call 608-838-8318 or click away. http://www.washaconstruction.com

Source: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/42700445/list/how-to-choose-the-right-tile-layout

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