Today's blog post is going to go over the basic subway tile patterns as well as some more intricate patterns you may be interested in using in your project. When installing a backsplash, it's important to study the area of installation to get a good feel for what patterns will work best in your kitchen. If you have a busy layout, you will want a less busy pattern such as the standard brick subway tile pattern or the slightly offset version. If your kitchen is boring or plain, a busy pattern will really help give your kitchen a the pizzaz it so desperately needs.
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Standard Brick Installation:
A standard brick pattern is typically used in busy kitchens to help tie everything together. Grout lines are centered on the tile above and below leaving the cut sides on the ends.
Staggered Brick Pattern:
This staggered brick pattern is becoming a major hit in projects around the world. Instead of using the traditional centered grout lines, the tiles are offset to the right of the center line. This adds a bit of character to your common brick pattern but still keeps it simple enough to fit in any application.
The Herringbone Pattern is a complex pattern named after the fish because of its resemblance to a fish skeleton. History lesson aside, this timeless layout is absolutely stunning. Although it is difficult to do and requires a lot of cuts, it adds a one of a kind look to your project that ties everything together in ways you didn't think possible. This application would be used in kitchens that are typically lacking a creative touch - so kick back and get lost in this mesmerizing pattern!
Basket Weave Pattern:
The basket weave is a fairly simple design that can really help to set your project off without much added effort.
A stack bond pattern is a very simple, modern layout that is used in applications where a subtle "pop" is needed. Although not as common as the classic brick or offset patterns, it is slowly picking up in popularity with homeowners.
This is a fairly time consuming installation procedure that requires a lot of cuts. Instead of a traditional brick layout running side to side horizontally, a running bond is a brick pattern running vertically from the top of the cabinets to the countertop.
An accent square is the perfect touch to a plain pattern. This can be done as small or large as you want and would work well over a sink or stove area.