Herringbone Tiles

Herringbone Tiles

Laying tiles in a herringbone pattern can instantly transform a space and create a beautiful feature.

The herringbone tile pattern is not too much more difficult to lay than any other method, all it takes is a little extra planning and cutting to achieve that feature for your kitchen splashback, bathroom feature wall or floor.

With herringbone tiles there a few things to think about such as which way should your herringbone tile pattern run. For example in a herringbone tile pattern, all tiles are laid at a 45 degree angle, but each rectangular tile is laid at 90 degrees to the one next to it, creating the “fish bone” pattern.

Another thing to think about is where your herringbone tile pattern is going to start. If you want your tiles to be symmetrical, find the centre of your space and work outwards from that point. If you’d rather start with a full tile at one of the edges, then your pattern will start at the top, bottom or either side of the space.

If you’re tiling a wall, the first thing to decide is whether your pattern will run across the wall, or up and down it. If you’re tiling a floor, think about the direction of the room you want to highlight. Do you want to accentuate the length or width of your space.

For those of you who are wondering if there is an easy way to get the herringbone tile look without the cutting and laying tiles at 45 degrees, then try herringbone mosaic sheets and herringbone pattern tiles in a range of styles from marble tiles to concrete-look that are really easy to lay – perfect for those DIY tilers.

For the full range and more herringbone tile ideas visit one of our stores.

Laying tiles in a herringbone pattern can instantly transform a space and create a beautiful feature. The herringbone pattern actually originated in ancient Roman, but it continues to be a popular choice of tile pattern to this day. Our range includes some exquisite herringbone tiles that will truly make your kitchen or bathroom pop. A herringbone tile floor adds that extra dimension to a room with its eye-catching pattern. If you are considering herringbone floor tiles or are thinking of creating a herringbone tile bathroom, we have an extensive range for you to choose from. Shopping for herringbone in Australia has never been easier than when you visit us at Lighting and Ceramics.

Versatile design

You may wish to create a small feature on the wall or floor, have an entire herringbone tile floor in the bathroom or update your kitchen splash-back. The herringbone effect brings a visually appealing touch of class to your chosen space while remaining completely functional. The pattern is suited to any size tiling project and has stood the test of time in being a continually popular choice when decorating. Trends come and go, but herringbone does not date.

How to create the herringbone pattern

The herringbone tile pattern is no more difficult to lay than any other tiling method; all it takes is a little extra planning and cutting to achieve that stunning feature for your kitchen splash-back, bathroom feature wall or floor. Before you install your new herringbone tiles, though, there are a few things to think about: such as which way your herringbone tile pattern will run. For example, in a herringbone tile pattern, all tiles are laid at a 45-degree angle, but each rectangular tile is laid at 90 degrees to the one next to it, creating the “fishbone” pattern.

Another consideration is where your herringbone tile pattern is going to start. If you want your tiles to be symmetrical, find the centre of your space and work outwards from that point. If you’d rather start with a full tile at one of the edges, then your pattern will start at the top, bottom or either side of the space. If you’re tiling a wall, the first thing to decide is whether your pattern will run across the wall or up and down it. If you’re tiling a floor, think about the direction of the room you want to highlight. Do you want to accentuate the length or width of your space? Our friendly team is available for any advice you may need on laying a herringbone tile floor or wall.

An easier option

For those of you who are wondering if there is an easy way to get the herringbone tile look without the cutting and laying of tiles at 45-degree angles, then try herringbone mosaic sheets and herringbone pattern tiles. We offer a range of different styles from marble tiles to concrete-look designs that are very easy to lay – perfect for those DIY first-time tilers. Whatever your skill level, we are happy to share the knowledge you may need and can recommend the right product to complete your tiling project with pride.

Our range

Our tile selection is not limited to herringbone bathroom tiles. We also offer penny round, marble, terrazzo, subway, porcelain and even timber look tiles. We’re confident that we’ll have something to suit your tiling needs and tastes.

We would love to chat with you about the different ways you can transform your home with new tiles. Contact us today and let us help you get started with creating something unique. To see our full range and to be inspired with more tiling ideas, drop in and visit us in-store.

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