By Meg Escott
If you’ll be using wall tiles in your in bathrooms, kitchen, laundry and other utility spaces, a great looking wall tile pattern can really enhance the look of the room. You can find lots of pattern inspiration in the tile patterns gallery.
This page deals with some important points about how you install your wall tiles like the impact that the direction you choose to hang the design can have on the overall look, and how to deal with edges when the tile design finishes part way up the wall, or goes around a corner.
Tiling patterns can be used to accentuate features in your home. Your tiling pattern can manipulate the visual appearance of a space, making it appear taller or wider. Let's take a look at the impact of tile direction on walls.
Obviously there would be joins between tiles but most wall tiling patterns will have an emphasis in one direction or other. The aim of these images is to demonstrate the effects of the directional emphasis.
When you’re planning out your wall tile pattern, it’s worth giving thought to how to deal with any corners and edges.
There are two ways to deal with corners.
First of all, have a think about whether or not the edge would benefit from looking ‘finished off’. If the edge is above eye level, there’s probably no need to deal with it.
There are several ways to deal with edges.
Schluter does some great products for both corners and edges.
One of the decisions that you’ll find yourself making for your bathroom tiling is which walls to tile. One thing worth remembering is that a wall mounted mirror panel can be used in place of tiling, may cost less and if installed near a tiled surface, the look of the tile will be reflected.
You might find these other pages on tile patterns useful.