Inspiration and DIY Tile Patterns Using 2 Different Floor Tiles

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TILE PATTERNS USING 2 DIFFERENT FLOOR TILES

You already know how versatile even a single tile can be. Now imagine what you can do with two different tiles! Two tiles open up a whole new world of creativity. Give your floor a unique look with tile patterns that will turn heads.

Here are 10 tile designs you can achieve with just two different tiles.

TIC TAC
This pattern uses a 6 ½ x 6 ½ tile and 6 ½ x 20 tile alternately in a horizontal or vertical pattern. It creates a sense of energy without being overly busy. The grout can match the tile for a subtle approach or you can pick a contrasting grout to make the pattern stand out.

  • You'll need 84 pieces of tile in each size for every 100 square feet of floor
Tic Tac

WINDMILL
The Windmill requires 6 x 12 tiles and 6 x 6 tiles. The pattern is laid out in 18” squares with four 6 x 12 tiles in alternating horizontal and vertical orientation and a single 6 x 6 in the center. For variation, select an accent tile for the 6 x 6 to really make the pattern pop.

  • You'll need 178 rectangular pieces and 45 square pieces per 100 square feet
Windmill

PINWHEEL
The Pinwheel is similar to the Windmill in that it uses 6 x 12 tiles and 6 x 6 tiles laid in a similar pattern. The pattern covers a 24" block with the rectangular tiles placed horizontally and vertically alternately and a 6 x 6 in between. The center of the Pinwheel contains four 6 x 6 tiles.

  • You'll need 100 pieces of rectangular tile and 200 pieces of square per 100 square feet
Pinwheel

CORRIDOR AND ALTERNATING
Both the Corridor and Alternating patterns use 12 x 12 and 6 x 12 tiles. Both patternshave one row of the 12 x 12 and one row of the 6 x 12 stacked right on top of each other. The difference between them is Corridor offsets each row by 50% in a brickwork type style. Alternating pattern keeps the grout joints lined up. You can also use 18 x 18 and 12 x 18 tiles for the Alternating pattern.

  • You'll need 67 pieces of 12 x 12 and 66 pieces of 6 x 12 per 100 square feet for Corridor
  • You'll need 27 pieces each of 18 x 18 and 12 x 18 per 100 square feet —OR—67 pieces of 12 x 12 and 66 pieces of 6 x 12 for 100 square feet for Alternating
Corridor Alternating

LACEWORK
Lacework is a beautiful tile design that suits many spaces. Its diagonal layout serves to add extra interest and detailing that defines your space. It is the exact same pattern as Tic Tac, but on the diagonal. 6 x 12 and 6 x 6 tiles are laid alternately in rows. You can also use 12 x 18 and 12 x 12 tiles.

  • You'll need 134 pieces of 6 x 12 and 134 pieces of 6 x 6 —OR—40 pieces of 12 x 18 and 40 pieces of 12 x 12
Lacework

STEPPINGSTONE
Steppingstone is essentially a 12 x 12 surrounded by 6 x 6 tiles. If you think about it in 18” squares, the 12 x 12 is oriented in one corner and the 6 x 6s line two sides of the 12 x 12. This is a classic tile pattern taken to a new level.

  • You'll need 45 pieces of 12 x 12 and 220 pieces of 6 x 6 per 100 square feet
Steppingstone
 

HOPSCOTCH
This pattern uses 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 tiles placed alternately in a horizontal layout. After the first 12 x 12 is placed, the 6 x 6 is lined up with the top edge of the 12 x 12. The next 12 x 12 is lined up with the bottom of the previously placed 6 x 6. The effect is a floor that will inspire a sense of fun.

  • You'll need 80 pieces of 12 x 12 and 80 pieces of 6 x 6 for 100 square feet
Hopscoth

COBBLESTONE
Cobblestone pattern is a Tetris-like random layout. To achieve this pattern, you’ll have to follow a diagram until you get the hang of it. It repeats every 24" so you'll get that random cobblestoned street feel while still having the harmony of a repeating pattern. You can use either 6 x 12 and 6 x 6 or 12 x 18 and 12 x 12.

  • You'll need 150 pieces of 6 x 12 and 100 pieces of 6 x 6 per 100 square feet—OR—46 pieces of 12 x 18 and 31 pieces of 12 x 12 per 100 square feet
Cobblestone

HERRINGBONE INSERTED
Herringbone Inserted is an interesting variation on Herringbone that brings fascinating detail to a classic tile pattern. The diagonal tile pattern separates the two main rectangular tiles with a square accent which forms the point of the chevron shape. You can use either 6 x 12 and 6 x 6 or 12 x 18 and 12 x 12.

  • You'll need 160 pieces of 6 x 12 tiles and 80 pieces of 6 x 6 per 100 square feet—OR—50 pieces of 12 x 18 and 25 pieces of 12 x 12
Herringbone Inserted

HEXAGON & DOT
Hexagon & Dot is a classic that never looks out of place. It can be done on just about any scale. We've illustrated it with 12 x 12s and 4 x 4s. It is achieved by nipping off two opposite corners of four 12 x 12s and placing them in a square. The smaller 4 x 4 tile is placed at the center of the juncture of the four tiles.

  • You'll need 100 pieces of 12 x 12 and 56 pieces of 4 x 4 per 100 square feet for this tile pattern
Hexagon and Dot
 

These are just a handful of the floor tile patterns possible with two different tiles. Get the most design flexibility out of your budget with two simple tiles laid out in a unique pattern.

 

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