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Tile Patterns for Floors, Walls & Backsplashes

Tile Layout Ideas by Installation Location

The pattern you decide for your tile layout is just as significant as the color, texture and shape. It’s important to consider how the arrangement of your tile installation can add a special element to any room in your home.

A shower with large black-and-white hexagon tile walls and small black-and-white hexagon floral patterned floor.

1. Floor Tile Pattern Ideas

Installing tile flooring is a practical decision that’s also an effective way to impart your personal aesthetic and set the tone for any room’s decor. The wide variety of tile patterns available means that there’s one that will complement any budget or style, from contemporary to rustic to traditional. Whether you’re working on your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room or entryway, patterns like chevron, Versailles, herringbone, offset, diagonal or basket weave can define your space and set it apart. One stylish statement we love is installing a rug pattern in your entryway for a fun focal point.

Brown and Tan Patterned Tile Entryway.

2. Wall Tile Pattern Ideas

From eye-catching to subtle, installing an attractive tile design can turn your walls into a work of art. A border or listello with a burst of pattern and color will draw the eye and add an engaging, decorative element to your home. Consider creating an accent or feature wall to draw attention in a room, whether it’s your fireplace surround, behind your bed’s headboard or where your TV is mounted. Your shower area is an opportunity to showcase an interesting tile layout that will create a vibe that’s lively and welcoming. Our selection of architectural tile has a variety of textures and even 3-D effects that are a perfect way to inject some life into your wall patterns, no matter which room you’re working on in your home.

Corner of shower with shelf, brown stone wall tile, and brown and ivory glass mosaic.

3. Backsplash Pattern Ideas

Installing a tile backsplash in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room or entryway ensures that you’ll have a durable surface that’s easy to clean. Adding a bold pattern can make your walls pop with personality and establish an area that stands out. From arabesque to mosaic to diamond, there’s really no end to the design possibilities for your tile backsplash pattern. We love how an exciting pattern can brighten up your area above the stove or sink. A striking band of decorative listello tile can provide a bold break from the rest of your wall, and a unique border design can mimic the look of artwork inside a picture frame. Your backsplash is an ideal area to flex your creative muscles with an interesting pattern design.

Coffee bar in kitchen with white bevel-edge subway tile and metallic stria accent tile as backsplash.

4. Shower Tile Pattern Ideas

A quick way to elevate the look and feel of your bathroom is by installing an interesting tile pattern in your shower area. Create a focal point by making your largest wall (or the most visible one) into an accent wall with a striking mosaic, herringbone or geometric layout. Even subway and 1/3 offset patterns can make your shower area stand out when you select a stylish finish. Your shower is a place where you’re going to spend a lot of time, so it makes sense to make your space a special one.

white wall tiles.

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