One of the most timeless tiling options for any space, commercial or domestic, is grid tiling. This involves tiles of the same shape and size being installed in a grid pattern, usually with square tiles, but rectangular tiles can also be effective. As a result, this is a tiling choice that brings a wide range of design options for any space. So what are the versatile design options for grid tiling? And how can you achieve the right results for your space?

What are the versatile design options for grid tiling?

Grid tiling brings a wide range of design options for any room in your home or commercial property, and for both walls and floors. But what should you consider and what are these popular for? Well, there are several different options, including:

  • Contemporary design
  • Traditional design
  • Colours and patterns
  • Textured tiles

Contemporary design

With an emphasis on clean lines and minimalism, contemporary design for any room can benefit from grid tiling. This is because grid tiling with a monochromatic palette and sleek finish can complement the underpinning philosophy of contemporary design, for a cohesive design theme in any room. This design choice can also create a sense of space and sophistication, especially when large format grid tiling is used. For top notch results with grid wall tiling in a contemporary space, you should consider using tiles with a high gloss finish. These can reflect light, enhancing the sense of space and making any room feel larger, brighter and more airy. This creates a more polished and modern appearance.

Traditional design

In contrast, traditional grid tiling can be most effective when this embraces rich colours, intricate patterns, and classic design styles. Grid tiling was a popular design choice in both Victorian and Edwardian homes, and these would often use ornate tile designs with floral or botanical designs. As such, for your traditional space, you could consider emulating the same style of grid tiling for an effective and cohesive design style that complements your traditional design choices elsewhere in the room.

Smaller tiles are often a popular choice for traditional spaces, arranged in the standard grid tiling layout, using earthy tones, deep blues, and rich reds that are characteristic of traditional colour schemes, evoking a sense of warmth and timelessness.

Colours and patterns

When it comes to grid tiling, it’s important to choose the right colour and pattern options that will best suit your space, and will suit the design style of your room. The colour and pattern choices available for grid tiling are virtually limitless, which means that you will have plenty of options to choose from. For a contemporary space, neutral tones are a popular option for grid tiling, and this is sometimes accompanied by bolder colours used for accent walls. For traditional spaces, earth related tones are a popular and effective choice.

In terms of patterns, these can play a crucial role in grid tiling design. Not only can the tiles themselves be patterned, these can also be arranged to create a pattern. Beyond traditional grid tiling, you could opt for diagonal grid tiling or checkerboard tiling, or you could alternate colours to create a pattern. You should also consider grout colour to add to the pattern effect.

Textured tiles

Finally, the versatility of grid tiling also extends to tiling textures. Textured tiles add an extra dimension to grid tiling, offering tactile and visual interest, and perhaps even creating a 3D effect. These tiles can mimic the appearance of natural materials like stone or wood, and can be used to create a focal point, such as a feature wall or splashback.

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