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
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 installation.
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.