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Tile Patterns by Size

Tile Layout Ideas in Different Sizes

The tile size that you install on your walls and floors has a definite impact on the look and feel of your room’s decor. From smaller mosaic shapes to large-format planks, learn how the right tile dimensions can transform your space into something special.

1. 12” x 24” Tile Patterns

This rectangular shape comes in a variety of materials and finishes, making it a versatile choice for walls and floors. Larger tile shapes like this have fewer grout lines to maintain and can make your room look bigger, more open and less busy. Some people even use 12” x 24” tiles throughout their whole space, breaking up the look with added decorative touches like an eye-level stripe or a decorative threshold tile. 12” x 24” tiles have become even more popular than 12” x 12” tiles because of the increased ease in maintenance. Plus, they are available in a large variety of finishes and colors, satisfying decorative styles from contemporary to rustic.

We love how contrasting grout colors and tile sizes and shapes all blend flawlessly and cleanly together.

bathroom marble wall tiles.

Matching your grout to your large-format 12" x 24" tile pattern creates a seamless design that opens up the space.

2. 6” x 24” Tile Patterns

This plank shape is common in linear layout installations but is a great option for herringbone, chevron and other unique patterns that can make your tile floor more modern and interesting.

Entry way with wood-look wall and floor tile.

Planks aren't just for floors. We love using them on walls in a traditional pattern to give a space cozy, wood-look appeal.

Bathroom with white carrara marble walls and warm wood accents.

A stacked 6" x 24" tile layout is a unique yet clean way to lay your plank tiles.

3. 6” x 36” Tile Patterns

These longer planks are suitable for linear layouts like offset, staggered and stacked as well as angled patterns like herringbone.

This 6" x 36" tile pattern mimics real wood so closely your guests won't be able to tell the difference (but you'll know when cleanup is a breeze).

wood-like floor tiles.

Warm but varied brown tones keep this offset tile pattern modern and interesting.

4. 18” x 18” Tile Patterns

Get creative with this square tile by installing it at an angle or offsetting the tile like you would with a standard brick shape.

star patterned white floor bathroom tiles.

A modern farmhouse pattern makes this tile installation look deceivingly complex.

ceramic floor tiles.

Simple, clean and elegant—this 18" x 18" tile pattern is timeless.

5. 24” x 24” Tile Patterns

This large-format tile will work in patterns and layouts like any other square shape. Its bigger size provides elegance and a minimalist design to any room.

ceramic floor tiles.

A living space goes from bland to beautiful with the addition of high-polished, large-format square tiles.

outdoor tiles.

Your pool area or patio will beautifully benefit from the installation of a stacked or staggered 24" x 24" tile pattern.

Since there’s a multitude of tile shapes and sizes, you’re able to think outside the box when shopping for your perfect fit. Maybe you’ll love how installing a larger size on the floor contrasts nicely with your smaller wall tile—or vice versa. The best size is whatever you think looks best in your space. Unsure of where to start? Check out a few photos in our Room Gallery to browse different looks or stop in, and ask one of our in-store experts at The Tile Shop.

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