Pattern Suggestions using Ceramic Tile


Helpful Tools

We want your project to be a success and one you are happy with for many years to come. Check out our helpful hints or get help with our tile pattern guide.

Helpful Hints

  • Never assume a room is perfectly square – always square off from the center and begin pattern along one edge.
  • To avoid rough edges on tile, always float the floor to a level state before installing tile.
  • Always round to the next highest footage when calculating square footage of tile needed.
  • Random is not a pattern, but a specific look designed by the installer. Most random arrangements need to work on these percentages:
    • 12" x 12"    60%
    • 6" x 12"      40%
    • 6" x 6"        40%
  • When installing tile in a random configuration, the percentages of tile for the three sizes involved do not add up to 100%, in order to allow for different looks through out the installation. These percentages will also allow for coverage needed due to centering of the layout.
  • Modular patterns, if laid according to this guide, will have a solid grout frame every three feet.
  • Each diagram represents nine square feet.
  • A dark outline on the pattern indicates where tiles begin to repeat.