Tile patterns make your kitchen floor come alive and take shape in ways that can complete your kitchen design. Depending on the tile you are using and what style of kitchen you’re creating, you can find a tile pattern that helps add the detail you need.
Tile Patterns for Traditional Kitchens
If you have a traditional kitchen, whether it’s formal or Country, a patterned floor can really add a level of interest that dresses up the whole room. Consider one of these patterns for the space:
Versailles Pattern: The Versailles pattern makes use of five different sizes of tile in rectangles and squares. It repeats itself over and over again and works best with natural stone and oversized tiles.
Cut Corners: By cutting the corners of your tiles where they meet, you can install an accent tile to dress up the floor. You can cut one corner per four tiles, two corners per four tiles, or all four corners on all four tiles. Accents can be made of decorative tiles, or by using a contrasting color.
Tile Patterns for Transitional Kitchens
The transitional kitchen is one of the more popular types of designs blending traditional and modern elements together. Try one of these patterns to fit the space:
Step Pattern: The step pattern uses two sizes of tile, but unlike the cut corner pattern all the tiles are left whole. Instead, the small tile is positioned at the upper edge of the larger tile so it “steps off” as it moves across the room.
Herringbone: Herringbone patterns traditionally have been made using mosaics or 3×6 brick shaped tiles. Update the look by using 12×24 inch tiles in a herringbone pattern for a new twist on a traditional idea.
Tile Patterns for Modern Kitchens
Modern kitchens can still use patterns to bring some interest to the floor. Try one of these for a contemporary look:
Stacked Pattern: Rather than using a traditional off-set or herringbone pattern with rectangular tiles, try stacking them in rows. Use oversized tiles for the most modern look and create clean lines on the floor.
Strapping: With tiles coming in 1-inch by 24-inch lengths as well as 24-inch squares, consider strapping your tiles on the floor. Choose a 1-inch wide tile in a contrasting color to the main field and wrap each large tile in a thin strap of color for contrast.
No matter what your decision, the staff at Big Bob’s is happy to help you through the entire process!