Tile Pattern Guide

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After weeks of research, you have selected your tile floor for your next project but have you decided on the pattern you want to install and do you know how much overage you will need?

Our Tile Pattern Guide will help you select your floor pattern. Below you will be able to see a basic schema accompanied with room pictures showing different layouts available as well as a brief description on each. In addition, you will find out how much additional tile i.e. overage (for cuts, waste and breaks) you will need for each pattern.

Here are the most common 15 tile patterns with pattern schema, room pictures, and recommended additional tile percentages.

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Straight_Layout Straightlayout

1. Straight Layout

Straight Lay: This is the simplest tile pattern and it showcases the beauty of the tile.

How much additional tile you will need for diagonal layout with diamond accents? You will need approximately 15-20% overage. The accent pieces might need to be calculated seperately.

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2. Diagonal Layout

Diagonal Pattern: Also known as diamond pattern, tile is set on a 45-degree angle. It adds a little interest and makes the floor feel expansive.

How much additional tile you will need for diagonal layout? You will need approximately 15-20% overage.

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3. Diagonal Layout With Diamond Accents

Diagonal Layout with Diamond Accents: Large tiles are notched at regular intervals with smaller accent tiles. Larger tiles are set on a 45-degree angle and smaller accents are inserted at desired intervals.

How much additional tile you will need for diagonal layout with diamond accents? You will need approximately 15-20% overage. The accent pieces might need to be calculated seperately.

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Checkerboard_Pattern CheckerBoard_Pattern_Layout

4. Checkerboard Pattern

Checkerboard Pattern: Two colors of square tiles alternate to create this pattern. They can be set straight or on the diagonal.

How much additional tile you will need for checkedboard pattern layout? You will need approximately 10% overage for straight and 15-20% overage for diagonally set checkerboard pattern.

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5. Basketweave Pattern

Basketweave Pattern: This classic pattern is made with squares and rectangles to create a woven effect.

How much additional tile you will need for basketweave layout? You will need approximately 10% overage.

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6. Herringbone Pattern

Herringbone Pattern: This pattern adds sophisticated visual texture to the floor.

How much overage you will need for herringbone layout? You will need approximately 15%.

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Brick_Pattern BrickPattern

7. Brick Pattern

Brick Pattern: (Offset or Running Bond) This basic layoutis also called a running bond or offset pattern. The tiles are offset by half the width of the tile.

How much overage you will need for brick layout? You will need approximately 10-15% additional tiles.

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8. Versailles Pattern

Versailles Pattern: Also known as the French pattern or modular pattern. Three or more different-sized tiles are used to form a pattern.

How much overage you will need for versailles layout? You will need approximately 15%.

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9. Pinwheel Pattern

Pinwheel Pattern: Also known as Hopscotch, a small square tile is surrounded by four larger ones.

How much overage you will need for pinwheel layout? You will need approximately 10%. The smaller squares might need to be calculated seperately.

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10. Windmill Pattern

Windmill Pattern: The name of this pattern comes from its resemblance to the blades of a windmill.  4 rectangular tiles are used to form the shape of a large square with 1 smaller square tile in the middle to make this pattern look like a turning windmill.

How much overage you will need for windmill layout? You will need approximately 10-15% additional tiles.

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OffsetRectangle Offset_Rectangle_Pattern

11. Offset Rectangle Pattern

Offset Rectangle Pattern: Also known as staggered brickwork, this pattern is similar to the brick pattern, except rectangular tiles are used to offset by a third of the width of the tile.

How much overage you will need for offset rectangle layout? You will need approximately 10-15% additional tiles.

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12. Hopscotch Pattern

Hopscotch Pattern: This pattern is created by mixing large square tiles with smaller square tiles. While most tiles are set in basically the same manner, when laying a pattern you must plan your layout more carefully. Unlike single-tile, grid-style patterns, the hopscotch pattern is best completed after you dry-fit tiles across the whole room.

How much overage you will need for hopscotch layout? You will need approximately 15-20% additional tiles.

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13. Spiral Pattern

Spiral Pattern: This pattern uses two sizes of square tiles, the smaller square tile is placed at the corner of the larger tile, creating a spiral like pattern.

How much overage you will need for spiral layout? You will need approximately 15-20% additional tiles.

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14. Border Pattern

Border Pattern: This pattern uses smaller tiles to surround a tiled area usually consisting of larger tiles. Larger tiles inside the border can be installed straight or diagonally.

How much overage you will need for border layout? You will need approximately 15% additional tiles.

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15. Step Square Add Pattern

Step Square Add Pattern: This pattern uses four sizes of tile. Very careful planning is required. Layout the pattern with the desired tile spacer and look for accumulating errors.

How much overage you will need for step square add layout? You will need approximately 15% additional tiles.

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This tile pattern guide is designed to help our customers choose their desired tile pattern while considering the overage needed for each specific pattern.

We always recommend checking with your tile installer/contractor to make sure you are ordering the correct amount for your project. Stone Tile Liquidators is not responsible for the quantity ordered.

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