Pick Your Pattern: A Visual Guide to Tile LayoutsProjects & Improvements
Before you leap into your kitchen or bathroom renovation, it pays to know the basics. When it comes to regular square or rectangular tiles, nearly every pattern can be boiled down to these five basic models. From here, you can begin to play with angles, alternating designs, and other treatments that will add dimension and lots and lots of interest. And for further inspiration, Nancy put together a great round-up of some creative subway tile installation ideas.