How to choose tiles by shape


Floor and wall tiles come in a variety of shapes, and each shape has its own benefits. Sometimes the wide range of options can be overwhelming, so we’ve briefly summarised each shaped tile to help make your decisions easier.

Square floor and wall tiles

Square tiles are often the most traditional choice of floor and wall tile, and have been used for decades throughout the home. Large square tiles are perfect for kitchens and hallways, whilst small square tiles are often used in bathrooms, and to create mosaic features. Square tiles can also be used to create borders around rooms, especially small square mosaic tiles, which are commonly used to form runners in bathrooms.

Rectangular wall and floor tiles

Rectangular tiles are a great choice because of the freedom of choice you have in regard to laying patterns. From traditional brick-bond to pinwheel, basket weave and herringbone, the choice is yours. Rectangular tiles are also a great way to make a narrow room, such as a galley kitchen, appear wider.

Plank wall and floor tiles

Plank tiles are becoming increasingly popular, as an alternative to wooden flooring. The improvements in technology and printing techniques mean that tiles can be manufactured that replicate hardwood planks, creating a traditional look but with a number of contemporary benefits.

Hexagonal wall and floor tiles

Make a statement with hexagonal shaped tiles, creating a feature in a floor or wall, or cover the whole surface with hexagonal tiles in a honeycomb effect. Hexagonal tiles fit together in a uniform way, and combining hexagonal tiles of several colours can be a great way to add a unique floor to your home. Choose from small hexagonal tiles to create a hexagonal grid feature, perfect for bathrooms and splashbacks, or opt for large format hexagonal tiles for a simple yet alternative flooring.

Arabesque tiles

Arabesque tiles are a great way to add a point of difference to your tiling project. With an elegant and classic period style, arabesque tiles have an intricate shape, featuring curves and points. Use them to form flashbacks, or to create a decorative hallway.

Other shapes of tile

There are a number of other unique and different tile shapes to choose from, as it becomes more popular to opt for something other than the classic square or rectangular tile. From triangles and diamonds to circular tiles and tiles that do not conform to a single shape, there are plenty of alternatives to make your floor your own.

If you’re still unsure which shape wall or floor tiles are most suited to your home, don’t hesitate to get in touch – call our team on 01752 581507 or use the live chat in the bottom right hand corner.

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