Square tiles do not limit your creativity. Indeed, these square tiles ideas are examples of going “beyond the box” for unique ceramic tile ideas. If you thought square tile was easy or tame, think again. Unique Square tile is having a design impression, owing in large part to innovative production processes and installation patterns that make square tile everything but, well, square.
Let’s look at ways to make square tile stand out, as well as 18 popular square tile patterns.
Alternate Colors: Checkerboard Tile
In every space, checkerboard tile provides a dramatic impression.
Use square tiles of two distinct colors instead of monochromatic ones to create a checkerboard effect.
It’s time to be creative! Colorful Square Tiles in Various Sizes
To spice up your square tile design, add square tiles in a variety of colors at random. An alternate to a fixed color pattern is to use square tiles of several colors in your design, a style known as mixed geometrics. In this example, a grid structure allows the random tile colors to speak for themselves.
Consider how different colors may affect your mood when deciding which colors to utilize for your design. Blues, for example, may produce a tranquil and calm setting, whilst yellows are energizing and joyful.
Shade the Lines: Colored Grout on a Square Tile
Colorful grout, whether matching or contrasting, might be exactly what your square tile needs. If you prefer a monochrome look for your square tile, you can add a modern twist by combining it with colorful grout. Choose a bright color that contrasts with your tile for a lively aesthetic, or a matching hue, as seen in the photo above, to create a minimalist seamless-looking surface.
Go Natural: Square Tile in Natural Looks
For natural stone and slate appearances, square tile is the tile form of choice. Square tile is frequently used in conjunction with natural patterns such as stone, slate, marble, and granite. You can’t go wrong with square tile for an elegant and subtle natural aesthetic — just look at the square slate-like tile above for proof.
Include a Fun Design: Patterned Square Tile
Can’t decide on just one tile pattern? If you like, each square tile can have a distinct design. Choosing an intriguing pattern is another surefire tile design that works well on square tile. Geometric and graphic patterns, Art Deco motifs, flowers and leaves, and more themes are available.
When creating patterned square tile, you have two options: use square tiles with individual designs, as shown in the photo above, or use a pattern that spans many tiles, as shown in the photo below. Please keep in mind that certain tile designs vary based on how the individual tiles are arranged. To produce a one-of-a-kind appearance, stick to the pattern or swap the direction of the tiles.
Overlapping patterns like this one fool the eye into believing the design has a variety of tile forms.
Unsmooth Sailing: Textured Square Tile
Textured square tile is everything from dull.
Texture provides aesthetic appeal to any tile design, whether it’s a monochrome tile grid or delicately patterned tile like in the above backsplash. Instead, the attention will be drawn to the subtly uneven surface due to the simplicity of the tile arrangement.
Add Dimension: 3D Square Tile
Is it still OK to call three-dimensional square tiles square? They never fail to impress, no matter what shape they are in. Take textured tile to the next level by making it totally three-dimensional. Three-dimensional tile does not require complicated tile forms to be intriguing; its grooves, slopes, and angles will suffice!
We adore the way the three-dimensional surface of the bathroom wall above throws shadows, giving depth to an otherwise simple design.
Make a big impact by going small: Mosaic Tiles in Square Shape
The smaller and brighter your square tiles, the more likely they are to produce a dazzling impression, as shown in this gleaming gold mosaic tile.
Who knew square tile could be so hypnotic? Square tile mosaics are guaranteed to create a statement, especially when combined with bold colors and gleaming finishes. Square tile mosaics are popular for feature walls, backsplashes, and shower floors and walls.
Go Big: Square Gauged Porcelain Tile
Manufacturing advancements allow square tiles to be manufactured in bigger proportions than ever before.
Gauged porcelain tile, on the other hand, comes in panels and slabs as long as 15 feet and as thin as 6-12 mm. Using square gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs to create a wallpapered appearance, replicate the look of big slabs of genuine stone or jewels, or produce a minimalist aesthetic with few grout lines is a wonderful concept.
Whatever style you pick, square gauged porcelain tile will make a huge impression.
Combine and contrast: Square Tiles in a Variety of Sizes
Use different sizes of square tile to create a one-of-a-kind pattern.
Can’t decide between different square tile sizes? Make use of both! The use of varied square tile sizes brings attention to the grid pattern and provides a visual appearance. Visit Duratiles for more tips.