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Newburyport, MA 01950

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Interesting Ways to Lay Tile

You have spent hours, days, even weeks looking for the right tile for your space! Now that you found the perfect one, it is time to determine how you would like them laid out. The way you decide to pay down your tiles will really reflect in how the room comes together. We are sure you have heard about and seen the fan-favorite, subway tile. But did you know that there are so many more ways you are able to set up your tile? Let’s talk about them!


Herringbone patterns are achieved by laying your tile in a V shape at a 45-degree angle. Though it’s not your typical subway, it is a classic pattern that we believe will never go out of style. Laying your tile in a herringbone pattern allows you to create an accent wall with the beautiful tile you already have picked out. 


For square-shaped tiles, a diagonal pattern is a beautiful, modern way to lay them down. It is also referred to as the “diamond” pattern. To achieve this look, simply rotate your tile at a 45-degree angle. Diagonal patterns work very well to make small spaces seem larger. This pattern is perfect for a powder room or small bathroom!

For rectangular tiles, the diagonal pattern is also gaining popularity. Turn your rectangle subway tile to a 45-degree angle, and you have a completely new and unique look! Diagonal patterns for rectangle tiles also allow for the room to feel a little larger than it actually is. 


Another great option for both square and rectangle tile! The linear pattern is a simple yet modern take on the subway tile we know and love. Instead of staggering the tile like you do when laying out subway tile, the tiles sit straight on top of each other in a linear fashion. This is a beautiful way to make your space unique, while still being simple and classic. 

Tiles Gone Wild

We have a team of tile experts here at Tiles Gone Wild. To find the perfect tile for your space, book an appointment to visit our extensive selection of tiles at our showroom. After finding your tile, we will recommend expert installers to complete the job. Maybe you will even fall in love with one of the patterns discussed above! For any questions or concerns regarding tiles and tile patterns, contact us today at (978) 462-9453.

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