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Herringbone tile pattern ideas

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. Below we go over some of our brick and terracotta flooring laid in a herringbone pattern.

All our tiles are reclaimed and therefore have a certain patina and colour that can’t be matched within modern engineered products. As you will see in the pictures below, each tile slightly differs from each other. We have our specific range of terracotta tiles which we cut long and thin specifically for use in a herringbone (KY4, KR4, LUBP, LUBW). However, we are able to request bespoke orders and dimensions. Feel free to contact us with anything in mind. Below we have tried to provide some inspiration.

1. Below are a number of different herringbone floor tiles we have laid with our KR4 and KY4 reclaimed terracotta tiles. Our KY4 tile is long and thin and is ideal for a herringbone pattern.

Herringbone Terracotta Tiles

2. This is a herringbone brick floor with our LUBP reclaimed brick tile. This floor has proven to be very popular the last few years. Herringbone pattern and the rusticity of these tiles look great not only in a contemporary setting but in a period home. This close up shot shows the patina and tone of these tiles. Fortunately you can now find sealers that keep this look too!

thin herringbone brick floor tile

3. 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!

4. 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.

herringbone tile pattern in a public bathroom

5. Below is a prime example of our KY4 laid in a private residence and we love the country kitchen design. Here you can see it was laid out 90 degrees to the wall rather than at a 45-degree angle.

herringbone floor tile in a kitchen

6. Our KR4 reclaimed tile laid in a country kitchen. This tile is slightly darker in colour and provides a rustic feel to your space.


7. 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 as the image shows can be used as a herringbone brick floor. We think the colours schemes in this photo also look great together and it has been finished with a Lyme wash.

brick herringbone floor tile

8. This was laid at the Rectory Hotel and again has been finished with a Lyme wash finish and a white/pale grout. A beautiful herringbone pattern and patina to these brick tiles.

conservatory with a herringbone brick tile

9. 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.

Feel free to browse our other tiles available here. Or contact us to make an enquiry. We have a number of herringbone tiles available.

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