Was it The Bard who said “How do I tile thee, let me count the ways”? I doubt
it, but CTM has all the clues, so you can get the right one for your room.
Faye’s got it worked out. Just go to your local CTM Tile Centre, where many
patterns for walls and floors are laid out for you to see and feel. In this way
you can’t go wrong.
Focussing on floor tiles, the first step is to decide on the pattern because it
will have some bearing on the tiles you can select from. The ideal way to know
if the pattern will work is to lay them out as a dry run, or rehearsal, and see
what effect the pattern has on your room.
A straight pattern draws your eye along the lines of tiles, and can give a short
room the illusion of having more depth. A diamond, or diagonal, pattern is great
for narrow rooms and hallways to make them look broader.
The chequered pattern is great for large spaces where no objects or items of
furniture need to highlighted. It also works well in a plain bathroom or
Border tiles can give a room a “finished” look, as well as helping large spaces
to appear more intimate. In irregular shaped rooms, borders can be set in from
walls to create an even outline.
Centrepieces can be made from ordinary tiles, using cross or diamond patterns,
and diagonally cut tiles.
While you’re at the CTM Tile Centre selecting patterns and tiles, you can also
get all the tools and materials you need, including hire of any specialised
If all you’ve ever done is straight and square tiling, CTM can open up a whole
new world of design possibilities, and you can do it yourself!
Large tiles can help make a
small space look and feel bigger.
Go to your nearest CTM Tile Centre.