Choosing tiles - Tile Patterns

The huge range of tile patterns available allows home renovators to customise their tiling design to create a truly unique look. Speak to your tiler for specific recommendations or options available for your tiling project.

Horizontal Stack Bond tile pattern

  • The horizontal stack bond pattern can be done in any size rectangle tile.
  • Using a contrasting grout colour enhances this style of tile pattern.
  • As pictured - matching grout using a 100x200mm tile.
Horizontal Stack Bond Tile
Horizontal Stack Bond Tiles

Vertical Stack Bond tile pattern

  • The vertical stack bond pattern can be used for any size rectangle tile.
  • A contrasting grout colour highlights this pattern.
  • As pictured - light grey grout using a 75x300mm tile.
Vertical Stack Bond Tiles
Vertical Stack Bond Tiles

Horizontal Brick Bond tile pattern

  • The horizontal brick bond pattern is very versatile and can be used with any size rectangle tile.
  • Contrasting the grout colour with the tile colour looks fantastic with this style of tiling pattern.
  • As pictured - mid-grey grout using a 100x300mm tile.
Horizontal Brick Bond Tiles
Horizontal Brick Bond Tiles


Horizontal ⅓ Brick Bond tile pattern

  • The horizontal ⅓ brick bond pattern can be utilised for all sizes of rectangle tile.
  • Also a great choice if you’re looking to use a contrasting grout colour.
  • As pictured - matching grout creating a subtle pattern using a 75x300mm tile.
Horizontal One Third Brick Bond Tile Design
Horizontal One Third Brick Bond Tile Design

Vertical Brick Bond tile pattern

  • This pattern can be used effectively with all sized rectangle tiles.
  • For a more subtle look match the tile and grout colour.
  • As pictured - mid-grey grout using a 100x300mm tile.
Vertical Brick Bond Tile Style
Vertical Brick Bond Tile Style

Vertical ⅓ Brick Bond tile pattern

  • The vertical ⅓ brick bond pattern is ideal for any size rectangle tile.
  • A great choice for large format tiles.
  • As pictured - matching grout used to enhance the tiles own colour variances featured with a 100x300mm tile.
Vertical One Third Brick Bond Tile design
Vertical One Third Brick Bond Tile

Vertical Offset tile pattern

  • The vertical offset tile pattern is understated and looks stunning when used with longer rectangle tiles (pictured) but can be used for any size.
  • As pictured - light grey grout using a 100x400mm tile.
Vertical Offset Tiles
Vertical Offset Tile Design

Diagonal Brick Bond tile pattern

  • Totally transform your bathroom with the diagonal brick bond pattern. This design is perfect for any rectangular tile.
  • Contrasting grout helps highlight the detail of this pattern.
  • As pictured - mid-grey grout featuring a 100x300mm tile.
Diagonal Brick Bond Tiles
Diagonal Brick Bond Tile Design

Diagonal Herringbone tile pattern

  • Dial up the class and sophistication of your bathroom by using the diagonal herringbone pattern.
  • Using a darker colour grout will intensify this great feature pattern.
  • As seen in this image - dark grey grout featuring a 75x300mm tile.
Diagonal Herringbone Tile Design
Diagonal Herringbone Tile Design

Horizontal Herringbone tile pattern

  • A slight variation on the traditional herringbone pattern, this horizontal style cleverly lifts the eye making it a great choice for small bathrooms.
  • Can be used with any size rectangle tile.
  • Using a darker colour grout will enhance the horizontal herringbone pattern.
  • As seen in this image - dark grey grout used with a 100x200mm tile.
Horizontal Herringbone Tiles
Horizontal Herringbone Tiles

Vertical Herringbone tile pattern

  • The vertical herringbone pattern can be used effectively with rectangle tiles.
  • Using a darker colour grout with lighter tiles will enhance the patterns features. 
  • As seen in this image - light grey grout.
Vertical Herringbone Tile
Vertical Herringbone Tiles

Square Basket Weave tile pattern

  • The square basket weave tile pattern is restricted to use with 100x200mm or 300x600mm tiles if the tile joints allow. Your chosen tiles will need to be measured to ensure this pattern can be achieved.
  • Using a darker colour grout will enhance this amazing pattern. 
  • As seen in this image - light grey grout.
Square Basket Weave Tiles
Square Basket Weave Tile Design

Subway Tiles

Subway tiles are very popular at the moment and can be utilised in a range of different styles, from contemporary to classic. They are available in a selection of different textures including:

  • Gloss - shiny, smooth, easy to clean, and reflect a lot of light.
  • Matt - non-shiny finish, smooth, do not reflect much light.
  • Rustic - Spanish handmade look, usually available in a gloss finish.
  • Bevelled - 3D dimensional look. Unfortunately, this style cannot be finished well on external corners when done in a pattern.

Subway tiles also offer thin or thick versions.

Popular subway tile sizes include: 100x200mm, 100x300mm, 50x500mm, 75x150mm, 75x300mm.

Subway Tile - Bevelled
Bevelled Subway Tile

Subway Tile - Rustic
Subway Tile - Rustic

Mosaics

Feature mosaics come in all types of materials; ceramic, porcelain, and stone.

  • Ceramic - available in gloss, matt, and textured.
  • Porcelain - available in gloss, Lappato, matt, and textured.
  • Stone - available either honed or polished.
Mosaic Fish Scale Tile
Mosaic Fish Scale Tile
Hexagon Mosaic Tile
Hexagon Mosaic Tile
Mosaic Square Tile
Mosaic Square Tile
Mosaic Herringbone Tile
Mosaic Herringbone Tile
Mosaic Elongated Hexagon Tile
Mosaic Elongated Hexagon Tile
Mosaic Rubix Tile
Mosaic Rubix Tile

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