Plan Your Ceramic Floor
One of the major selling points
of ceramic tiles is the wide range of patterns that are possible. Ceramic
flooring tiles are available in a wide range of tile designs, sizes and colors.
The tiles provide much of the base for the overall pattern of the floor, but
the way that the tiles are situated can have a huge impact on the look of the
floor as well. This is why it is
important to choose the right tiles for the flooring project while also taking
the time necessary to plot the best layout for the desired pattern.
With a little extra planning, any ceramic tile flooring
can turn into a beautiful and functional work of art in the home.
Choosing the right type of tile layout will amplify the look of the tiles and
increase the overall enjoyment of the floor.
Common Ceramic Floor Tile Patterns
Some of the more popular types
of tile patterns include the following:
- Straight Lay – the easiest type
of layout which is perfect for do-it-yourself installations. This is a
straightforward tile pattern using tiles of the same size. It displays the
beauty of the tile in a simple way. Tiles can also be offset to create a
pattern similar to bricks.
- Diagonal Lay – similar to the
straight lay pattern but tiles are placed at a 45 degree angle. Tiles in this
pattern can help make the room appear larger.
- Checkerboard – Tiles of equal
size alternate in colors to recreate the look of a checkerboard. This pattern
may use the straight lay or the diagonal lay to create different looks in the
Other types of tile patterns involve the use of different
size tiles to produce interesting
and thoughtful floor designs
. These patterns provide the opportunity to tie
the floor design in with the existing décor or to create a design that stands
apart from the rest of the room. The possibilities are virtually endless and
homeowners are free to choose patterns that work to convey their unique sense
Classic Beauty and Durability
Ceramic tile flooring is an
excellent choice for any room in the home. It provides long lasting beauty and
elegance that can be enjoyed for many years. The cost of most ceramic tiles is
relatively affordable and installing ceramic flooring tiles is an investment
that will help to increase enjoyment and resale value of the home.
Ceramic floor tiles are often
glazed to provide a scratch resistant finish that keeps the tiles looking newer
longer. Glazed tiles
provide excellent water resistance
as well, which is very beneficial in
rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom.
It is important to choose a
ceramic floor tile pattern which will remain in style and be loved for a long
time. Some of the patterns available may fall out of fashion within a few
years; choosing a timeless pattern will ensure maximum enjoyment for the full
lifespan of the floor tiles.
Take the time to find and plan the best ceramic floor tile
patterns for your home. Talk to a reputable ceramic floor tile distributor