A herringbone tile pattern is an arrangement of rectangular tiles that creates a beautiful symmetrical pattern. As you can see in the picture below the tiles are laid in a 90-degree angle to each other, where the short end of the tile is placed at the top of the long end of another tile. This is a classic pattern that seems to always be in style.
Whether you are laying wooden floors or tiles, a herringbone style can become the centrepiece for any room both contemporary and period. There are two ways to lay a herringbone style floor. You can either lay it at 90 degrees or 45 degrees to the wall.
1.Below are a number of different floors we have laid with our KR4 and KY4 reclaimed terracotta tile in a herringbone tile pattern.
Our KY4 tile is long and thin and is ideal for a herringbone pattern.
2. Our KY4 again, this time laid in a pub in Notting Hill. This was laid in the toilet and the corridor area. As the picture shows they look great in bathrooms as well.
3. Below is a prime example of our KY4 laid in a country kitchen at a private residence. Here you can see it was laid out 90 degrees to the wall rather than at a 45-degree angle.
4. Our KR4 reclaimed tile laid in a country kitchen. This tile is slightly darker in colour and provides a rustic feel to your space.
5. A beautiful entrance/boot room in a country kitchen. This floor is actually laid with our reclaimed brick tile LUBR and is slightly wider, but still provides a herringbone tile pattern. We think the colours schemes in this photo also look great together and it has been finished with a Lyme wash.
6. This was laid at the Rectory Hotel and again has been finished with a Lyme wash finish and a white/pale grout.
7. Our KR4 laid with a contrasting stretch inlay. This pattern breaks up the herringbone look slightly and certainly adds an extra dimension to the floor.