Which Tile Direction Should You Lay Your Tiles
There are some many different tile direction you can lay your tiles. Each one will give you a different look and feel. Most of the tiles out there can be laid in any direction your choice, however, there are some tiles that are made and look better laid in a certain way.
Below is a list of different tile directions
A stacked pattern is the most common tile direction use for floor tiling. It is simple and clean with a modern look.
Brick pattern is used most often on kitchen splashback with subway tiles. I’m sure you may have worked out where the name comes
from, this is how bricks are laid with each tile offset by half a tile.
The herringbone pattern is used to get a more federation type of look and feel. This tile direction is achieved by laying the tiles at a right angle to the wall and in a zigzag formation. This works well as a feature on the floor or wall in a bathroom. As there will be a lot more cutting with this style you may need to allow for more waste.
French pattern provides one of the most distinct floor looks. This style is most used with stone floor and dates back to historic Europeans times. There are many different ways French pattern can be laid, the most typical is the photo below. This style is one of the most expensive patterns to lay.
When trying to choose your Tile Direction the best place to start is what type of style, look and feel you are trying to achieve.
From this having a budget in mind will help as all of these different Tile Direction will cost different not only to purchase but to lay.