Just when you thought choosing the perfect tile to define your style in the variety of surfaces within your space you were hit with the “what pattern do you want those tiles” question that you hadn’t thought of until that very moment. Renovating and building is full of questions at every turn. By the time the decision comes to lay tile it is often met without a second thought.
A standard brick pattern is a simple and attractive option, and only second to straight lay pattern, together account for the majority of what is selected. In this article we are going to look at an attractive way to lay tiles, offering an opportunity to easily highlight an attractive tile and surface simultaneously. If you find a tile pattern, or color that you just love, and can’t wait to show it off, the appeal of a chevron pattern may be the way to go.
What is a Chevron Pattern for Tiles?
The chevron design has a long history in architecture, but considered more modern than a herringbone. Rather than using rectangles a chevron design will consist of interlocking parallelograms, creating a seamless and sharp zigzag pattern running parallel or perpendicular to the adjoining walls or floor. A truly unique pattern to run around freestanding architecture such as a kitchen island or vanity.
Chevron patterns have continued to grow in popularity most recently, and therefore still considered a relevant way to liven up an old space, and emphasize the tiles. To further emphasize the pattern of the tiles you may consider using a slightly more contracting color against a similarly colored grout to really drive that distinctive “V” of the pattern where the tiles meet.
Ideal for Highlighting the Room Focal Point.
One of it’s long considered benefits, using a chevron pattern offers an ability to highlight a focal point, such as a fireplace, wall, or island. Many designers will recommend a pattern such as a chevron pattern in a large room to give it an interesting style without overwhelming the room all together. Keep in mind that the grout and tile color combination will play a major role in how significant the tiles play into your design. For a more subdued look choose subtle color variations and a grout that blends into the tiles. Add a pop of color and a focal point by contrasting the grout and selecting a bold tile.
Chevron patterns in grey and white tones give your space an industrial feel. Light tones of tile and grout can make small spaces larger, while darker tones will make a cold space feel warmer and more cozy.InStyle Flooring and Designs, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Cost to Lay Chevron Tile Pattern.
Due to the more complex nature of installing tiles in a chevron pattern, it can cost more to lay tiles in this manner. It is for this reason that home and property owners often choose a single area to lay in a chevron tile pattern, and continue with a simpler lay everywhere else, without sacrificing an impact. Some tiles come in a chevron pattern ready for installation which may suit your needs. Depending on the exact look and style you are trying to achieve, allow InStyle Flooring and Designs to help you make the right selection for the look and style you want to achieve, at a price point you can afford.
Our Final Thoughts on Chevron Tile Patterns.
Selecting the direction to lay your tiles, whether it be straight lay or chevron, should be a part of the overall design and style you are trying to achieve. The chevron pattern will add a beautiful variation in your final design, adding a level of sophistication as the backdrop. Before you make any decisions, consult with a professional designer today.