When you are making the many decisions involved in tile flooring options, the tile layout is a big one. This will drastically change the appearance of your room when you choose one layout or another. Some layouts work best for small spaces while others are work well for large areas. Sometimes, it comes down to personal preference. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry is here to share some tips that might help you make the right choice in tile layout for your flooring.
Floor Tile Size Matters, Especially for Small Rooms
When you are working with a small space, you really need to put a lot of thought into the size of the tile you choose. Large tiles have a way of making the space look larger. Giving you the illusion that you are working with more space than you actually have. You may also look for a mosaic option to draw the eyes to a focal point in the room which can distract the eye from the size of the space.
Tiling Brick Patterns
When it comes to choosing a brick pattern for your tile flooring, you really can’t go wrong. This pattern will look good in most settings. It is a very traditional and classical pattern that will have a timeless look and won’t be irrelevant when trends change.
Herringbone Tile Flooring Trends
Recently, the herringbone pattern is gaining popularity in tile flooring. This tile pattern is especially popular in spaces like entryways or hallways with the elongated illusion that it gives. When choosing this tile pattern, there will be extra cuts and it is a somewhat customized look, which can end up costing more in materials and labor.
Interlocking Tile Patterns for Large, Wide Open Spaces
Interlocking patterns are a wonderful option if you are working with a space that is wide open. This is a great choice when you are installing a tile floor in an open concept room. The pattern isn’t a great choice for small spaces or spaces that have several niches that will require excess cuts in the tile to accommodate them. This is a beautiful choice when you have the space for it.
Offset, Staggered Patterns for Rooms with Difficult Dimensions
If the tile you have chosen doesn’t seem to line up no matter how you situate the tile, you may want to consider an offset pattern. It is a great option when you want the grout lines in the flooring to be different from the walls. It will break it up and give the room the right flow.
Natural Stone & Manmade Tile Cleaning & Sealing in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
No matter what tile pattern you choose for your tile flooring, care and maintenance are a large part in keeping your floors beautiful. We advise you choosing a light grout color rather than a dark hue as it is much easier to keep clean. Tile and grout should be professionally cleaned at least twice a year to avoid damage that is sometime irreversible. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry offers tile and grout cleaning that will keep dirt and debris from causing damage to your new tile flooring. Call us today for an appointment.