When designing your bathroom space, you will want to give some thought to your tile design. The properly placed tiles can give your the room the extra touch that can make your bathroom shine. Not only can a unique tile design give your bathroom a personal design touch, but it can also serve a practical purpose. A properly placed tile design can make an excellent backsplash over your sink or it can protect the walls around your shower and bathtub. No matter where you place your tiles, a creative tile design can add elegance and character to your bathroom.
A straight course tile design is one of the simplest tile designs. In a straight course design, you place tiles of the same shape and size side-by-side in even rows. The tiles can be the same color, or for a more unique design you can have them in different colors or in an altering color pattern. For a more retro-look to your bathroom, you can alter the tiles between black and white to create a checker, straight course design. If you are doing your tiling yourself, then a simple straight course design may work best.
A herringbone tile design is a more complex design that will require careful planning and measuring before installation. A herringbone design consists of a rectangle-shaped tiles being placed vertically and horizontally to create an interlocking pattern. The finished patter will give the tiles an almost V-shaped appearance. You can do the herringbone design all in one color, or you can alternate colors to create a more complex color palette. You can also use different shades of grout between the tiles to emphasize the shape of your herringbone design.
A hexagon tile design is a simple design to execute that can give your tile a complex look. A hexagon tile design involves placing small, hexagon-shaped tiles next to each other to create an interlocking pattern to cover your surface. If you use white tiles in a hexagon tile design, you can give your bathroom the look of subway tile. A subway tile design has become popular in recent years and is associated with a retro, up-scale look. When creating your hexagon design, be careful to evenly space your tiles in the grout. The hexagon shape of the tiles will draw more attention to the look of your grout between. You can use a single tile color in your hexagon design or you can use multiple colors to create a pattern. You can also use colored tiles to lay out a landscape or portrait in your hexagon tile design.
A basket weave tile design consists of vertically placing two rectangle-shaped tiles beside two horizontal placed, rectangle-shaped tiles. The horizontal placement next to the vertical placement will simulate the look of a woven basket on your floor. The basket weave design works well in a country-style or traditional bathroom. For a more modern look, you can alternate the colors in your basket weave pattern. Be sure to match your tile colors with the colors used in your bathroom.