Top 10 Tile Layouts

Top 10 Tile Layouts

You've finally decided on the perfect tile and grout colour for your project, but have you considered the layout pattern? The look, feel, and finish of your project can completely change depending on the tile layout pattern or style you choose. To make your decision easier, we have compiled a list of the top 10 most popular tile layout patterns.

Please Note: Tile patterns have many names. Before commencing your project, it is important to speak to your tiler and provide them with some reference images to ensure you are both on the same page.


Herringbone is undoubtedly one of the most popular patterns for the modern home. Achieved by laying rectangular tiles at a 45 degree angle that meet in V shapes, herringbone offers a striking finish that adds a statement to any space. Fishbone tiles allow you to create the Herringbone look without the labour of using traditional rectangular tiles. Get in touch with our team to learn more about our tile ranges.


Also known as brick or running bond, tiles using the offset pattern are laid in rows where each row offsets half a tile length from the row above and below. This is the traditional layout pattern for subway and metro tiles that creates a staggered finish that is still cohesive and geometric.


This popular and simplistic tiling pattern sees your tiles laid in perfectly symmetrical lines (see vertical stack variation below) to create a modern linear grid pattern. The straightforward nature of horizontal stack makes it a great choice for DIY projects.


Similar to the horizontal stack above, this liner pattern sees your tiles laid vertically in straight lines for a modern grid look. The vertical stack is a great option for those looking to make a space feel taller. 


Also known as 45-degree brick bond, the eye-catching diagonal pattern adds a dynamic finish that is popular for half spaces and splashbacks to create defined edges. If you are considering the Diagonal pattern, a larger quantity of tiles will be required due to the additional cuts - our team can assist to ensure you don't run short. 


The horizontal offset pattern is achieved by stacking rectangle tiles horizontally, with each column offset half a tile from the columns left and right (see Vertical Offset variation below). While similar to the traditional offset pattern above, the Horizontal Offset provides a more modern and contemporary linear finish. 


Also referred to as the vertical brick bond, vertical offset is created by stacking rectangle tiles vertically and offsetting each column half a tile from the columns either side.


This pattern, also known as crosshatch, offers added dimension by grouping tiles into squares and laying them in alternating directions. If you are considering the basket weave pattern, please be aware that not all tiles are suitable - our team are more than happy to assist.


For those opting for square tiles, stacked square offers the ultimate linear grid pattern - hence why it also known as the grid pattern. This is the most common pattern used to lay square tiles and is super DIY friendly.


Achieved by laying square tiles at a 45-degree angle, the diamond pattern offers a stylish finish for square tiles. Where a combination of different colour tiles are used this pattern is also referred to as checkerboard.
Visit our showroom to see our stunning tile ranges on display. Our team will be more than happy to assist you and advise you on the best tiles, grout colour, and layout pattern for your project.
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