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. We recently laid a restaurant in Chelsea, London with our KY4 light terracotta tile. This has been sealed with a darkening sealer and has also been used on an open fireplace in the middle of the restaurant. As you can see the tiles provide an authentic rustic Mediterranean feel to the restaurant and is laid throughout, including the porch area outside too!
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Our KR4 reclaimed tile laid in a country kitchen. This tile is slightly darker in colour and provides a rustic feel to your space.
6. 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.
7. This was laid at the Rectory Hotel and again has been finished with a Lyme wash finish and a white/pale grout.
8. 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.