Laying patterns

From classic to bold

Cross bond

Simple and elegant - the cross bond is a classic among installation patterns. With its linear and consistent arrangement, all tiles are laid flush with the joints forming a cross. Suitable for all formats, whether rectangular or square, this method of laying has a calm and harmonious impact on the room.

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Cross bond vertical

This variant of the cross bond turns the tiles on their head. Particularly attractive as a highlight, e.g. above the kitchen units or washbasin, but also wonderful for upgrading an entire wall. Tip: Low-ceilinged rooms are optically elongated by means of vertical floor-to-ceiling installation.

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Vertical offset

Tiles arranged vertically are offset by a half-length or even as a third-length variant. This pattern adds a subtle twist to calm tiles in particular.

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Random bond

Wild and sustainable: only the long edge is consistent in the random bond, the short edge is arranged variably. The cut-off end of the last tile laid is taken as the starting point for the next row of tiles, keeping offcuts to a minimum. This typical arrangement for flooring goes with all longitudinal formats and is particularly suitable for wood looks.

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Half-offset

The half-offset pattern entails laying tiles offset by a half-length. The symmetrical half-offset is structured while intimating a longitudinal direction which optically elongates the room. We do not recommend this method of laying for wood-look tiles as it can soon look chaotic for wood. In such cases, a random bond is suitable.

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Half-offset vertical

When the half-offset is turned through 90°, it runs vertically. This twist can optically stretch rooms with low ceilings. It comes across as being dynamic yet structured.

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Quarter-offset

Animated yet neat: the quarter-offset pattern is particularly suitable for the rectangular format. This method involves offsetting the tile longitudinally but only by a quarter of the tile length. The quarter-offset goes with all sizes but acts as a lively match for calm floors.

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Third-offset

Harmonious: the tile width is divided into three equal sections, each offset by a third. As a variant straddling the half- and quarter-offset, the third-offset pattern is a real allrounder. Tip: A calm floor combined with coloured joint sealer can be a real eye-catcher!

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Herringbone

The herringbone pattern is an elegant and playful classic. Tiles are laid at right angles to each other to form a V, i.e. the pattern of fish bones. It is important to co-ordinate the size of the tiles to the size of the room as the pattern requires repetition for its effect to unfold.

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Checkerboard

The checkerboard pattern entails laying rectangular tiles in parallel to form a square. The adjoining squares are turned 90° to form a checkerboard pattern. This calm pattern works well in large rooms.

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Braiding bond

Like a braid: the braiding bond entails laying two tiles in parallel, headed by a tile at right angles. The next pack is then laid step-like and offset by half a tile length. Like the checkerboard pattern, this braided pattern is suitable for generously proportioned rooms.

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Corridor

Similar to the half-offset pattern, the second row of tiles is offset by half a tile length. The corridor pattern also plays with the tile format: changing between different formats, even combining rectangles and squares (such as 30x60 and 60x60), adds some life to the room.

Offset corridor

The offset adds some motion to the corridor offset pattern. The second row of tiles is offset by a quarter-length to emphasise the longitudinal direction. The combination of 30x60 and 15x60, for example, is eminently suitable for wall and floor installation.

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