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Different laying patterns

Posted on 23-2-2022 by Fieke

Tiles are no longer just a functional product. The trendy colors, different shapes and textures can complete a room (any room!). In addition to the tile itself, don't underestimate the laying pattern. With a laying pattern you can make your space look higher, longer or wider. So will you go for the traditional half-brick bond, the trendy herringbone or everything upright or perhaps even creatively graphic? And what effect does this have on the space? Read about the different possibilities below, which you might not have thought of yourself.


Cross-bonding is the most common laying pattern. The square or rectangular tiles are placed straight under each other, creating a sleek look. Totally hip at this moment is to place the elongated tile, like the Spanish Cabrera or Natural Stone Brick, upright. It gives a spacious, clean effect but is still creative.


The herringbone motif is known from the wooden herringbone floor, however, the motif also lends itself perfectly on the wall. The Moroccan Bejmat seem to have been made for this laying pattern and is a real eye-catcher! The Spanish rectangular Cabrera or Ibiza are also beautiful. You often see this laying pattern combined with a Scandinavian design in the colors sea green, light gray or blue. The herringbone pattern makes it a real eye catcher, you can also choose to tile one wall with this pattern and keep the others clean and simple.

Half-brick bond

A familiar one among laying patterns is the half-brick bond. Just look outside: All around you, the houses and sidewalks are set in half-brick bond. Among the tiles, we know the subway tiles, which are staggered by half a tile each time. Therefore, the pattern is classic and playful at the same time. Would you like to do something creative with this half-brick bond? You can vary with size or color of the tile, or place it upright. You can also take a square tile and place it halfway up!

Diagonal bond

The name says it all - looking for a real eye-catcher? Place your tiles at a 45-degree angle. You can do this with tiles in a cross bond or half stone bond. This usually makes your wall look wider, the downside is the cutting loss and the effort to place them.

Wild bond

Don't want to stick to a particular pattern at all? Of course! But even that has a name, namely wild bond. We see this more often in the farmhouse or rural bricks in the house. Take different sizes of tiles that you alternate to create a playful look. You see this pattern more often around the floor, because you can only see the pattern well on large surfaces. However, with small tiles it can also be very playful on the wall.

Block bond

This bond lends itself particularly well to the small rectangular wall tiles. You join several tiles together to create a block, which you then place horizontally and vertically against each other. Always make sure that the blocks are the same height and width. The result resembles wickerwork or parquet from the 1930s. You can combine nicely with colors too. This bond is especially nice on, for example, a countertop or floor with our Bejmat tile.

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