The puzzle of laying patterns: do you know the best known all?

Tiles are like pieces of a creative puzzle that come together to form beautiful patterns on floors and walls. The way tiles are laid plays a vital role in the final appearance of a room. But how many of the most famous laying patterns do you actually know? Laying patterns have the ability to dramatically change the mood and perception of a room. They can add a sense of movement, symmetry, depth and style. Whether you choose a timeless pattern or something bold and modern, laying patterns are key to creating visual impact in any interior. In this blog, we shed light on some of the most iconic laying patterns and discover how they can transform a space. 

diagonal bandage

In this pattern, the tiles are laid diagonally instead of straight or staggered. This adds visual interest to a room and can make it appear larger. You can do this on the floor, but try this on the wall as well. Then let the tiles neatly wrap around the corners.

Herringbone floor (twill bandage, elbow bandage, herringbone bandage)

In this pattern, the tiles are laid in a herringbone configuration, crossing each other at a 45-degree angle. This classic pattern adds a touch of elegance and luxury to the room. You can find this in many interiors these days and it has become a popular trend in tile land. You see it especially with wooden floors, wood-look tiles or bricks on a terrace. Choose a long and narrow tile model to make it stand out.


Stretcher bond (masonry bond)

This is probably the most common and simple pattern. Each row of tiles starts halfway between the tiles in the row above, creating a staggered effect. The result is a simple and timeless pattern that is suitable for both floors and walls. This pattern is not complicated and widely used. You lay the tiles as you would lay bricks. It creates a lively interior and makes your floor a lot less boring.


Roman laying pattern (wild bandage)

This pattern consists of rectangular tiles of two different sizes that intersect in a bond. The result is a varied and attractive pattern that adds depth. Choose tiles in different sizes to lay this pattern. It is a bit more complicated to install, but it does provide a unique look. You often come across this pattern in homes with a rural appearance.

checkerboard pattern

In the checkerboard or block pattern, tiles of the same size are placed in groups, with a gap between them. This creates a sleek and modern look that draws attention to the tiles themselves. Choose two different colors (e.g. black and white) and place them alternately, so that you almost create a checkerboard or chessboard.

Mosaic pattern

A tessellation consists of small tiles that combine to form complex and detailed patterns. This pattern offers endless design possibilities and is often used for decorative accents.

English Connection

In English bond, square and rectangular tiles are placed in a pattern with each tile border cut in half. This pattern creates a subtle texture and can make spaces appear larger.

Zigzag Pattern (Chevron)

In the zigzag pattern, rectangular tiles are placed in a V-shape, creating a dynamic and eye-catching pattern.

Laying patterns are like works of art created using tiles as their canvas. From the simple and timeless staggered patterns to the complex and detailed mosaics, each pattern contributes to a room's unique look. So, do you know all the most famous laying patterns? Understanding these patterns allows you to play with design, aesthetics and style, transforming a space into something extraordinary.