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.
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