Bathroom Tile Patterns
Bathroom tiles come in many shapes, patterns, finishes, and sizes. Besides the standard
four inch square glazed ceramic tile you are all familiar with, bathroom tiles can come in small one inch mosaic
tiles in many patterns, to huge two foot square or larger marble, stone or granite tiles.
Even the most basic bathroom tile can be installed in patterns to give it a unique look.
The standard square bathroom tile can be installed in a straight pattern, a staggered pattern, or a diagonal
pattern. Within these patterns, other variations can be made with accent strips, or mixing different colored tiles
in the same pattern. The variations are limited only to your imagination.
Mosaic bathroom tile also comes in a myriad of styles and patterns. One and two inch
square tiles, and one by two inch rectangle tiles can be mixed and matched in an infinite variety of patterns to
give a custom look to any bathroom. There are also octagonal patterns, and like with the wall tile, different
colors and accents can be added to give additional variety. For instance, regardless of the pattern of the floor
tile, an accent stripe of a different pattern or textured could be inlaid in a square, giving the whole room a
touch of elegance.
Marble bathroom tile is another place where patterns can give a custom look. Besides the
same straight, staggered, and diagonal patterns available to ceramic tile, the corners can be cut off of each
piece, leaving a small square hole that is then filled with an alternating color or texture, giving a pattern that
looks complicated, but is quite simple.
Besides the patterns you can create using a little imaginations and artistic flair, many
tiles come in patterns already created by the shapes of the tiles themselves. Octagonal and hexagonal tiles are
available, as well as a pattern known as Valencia that gives an old world Italian look to a simple ceramic tile
In short, wander through your local tile store or visit the tile section of the home store
and let your imagination go wild with bathroom tile patterns.