Tiles, and related pavers, are manufactured repeatable units arranged in various patterns as floor or wall coverings. Crafted with durable materials such as ceramic, clay, metal, stone, wood, and glass, tiles are most commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms where it is desired to have easy to clean and impact resist surfaces. Pavers, typically distinguished by their increased unit thicknesses and greater durability for exterior applications, are often produced in stone, brick, or concrete and used for roads, driveways, patios, and walkways. In conjunction with the variety of possible patterns available, tiles throughout history have also been used ornamentally to form complex decorative mosaics around the world.

What is the difference between a tile and a paver?

Although the words tile and paver are often used interchangeably in the tile industry, the difference between a tile and paver is usually determined by the thickness of the unit. Tiles are generally 1” (25 mm) and thinner, while pavers are typically 2” (51 mm) and greater.

What surfaces are tiles used on?

Tiles are commonly installed on prepared indoor substrates such as concrete floors, prepared wood floor, or walls.

What surfaces are pavers used on?

Pavers, unlike tiles, are typically used on both flexible and rigid exterior surface conditions where drainage and/or permeability is important. Flexible surfaces include compacted soils and graded aggregates, while rigid surfaces typically refer to concrete slabs.

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Rectangular Basketweave Pattern
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Rectangular Basketweave Pattern
Rectangular Herringbone Pattern
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Rectangular Herringbone Pattern
Rectangular Straight Stack Bond Pattern
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Rectangular Straight Stack Bond Pattern
Rectangular Stretcher Bond Pattern
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Rectangular Stretcher Bond Pattern
Rectangular Vertical Brickwork Pattern
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Rectangular Vertical Brickwork Pattern
Triangle Alternating Directions Pattern
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Triangle Alternating Directions Pattern
Two Tile Basketweave Pattern
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Two Tile Basketweave Pattern
Two Tile Brickweave Pattern
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Two Tile Brickweave Pattern
Two Tile Cobblestone Pattern
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Two Tile Cobblestone Pattern
Two Tile English Bond Pattern
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Two Tile English Bond Pattern
Two Tile English Cross Bond Pattern
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Two Tile English Cross Bond Pattern
Two Tile Herringbone Pattern
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Two Tile Herringbone Pattern
Two Tile Hopscotch Pattern
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Two Tile Hopscotch Pattern
Two Tile Pinwheel Pattern
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Two Tile Pinwheel Pattern
Two Tile Windmill Pattern
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Two Tile Windmill Pattern
Rectangular Herringbone Pattern
Illustrations of a Rectangular Herringbone tile and paver pattern with options for 90 degree and 45 degree variations

A Rectangular Herringbone Pattern consists of an arrangement of rectangle or parallelogram tiles in a repetitive pattern. It was named after its resemblance to the skeleton of a herring fish. The colors of the tile in the herringbone pattern can be alternated to bring a modern touch to a classic pattern.

A Rectangular Herringbone Pattern consists of an arrangement of rectangle or parallelogram tiles in a repetitive pattern. It was named after its resemblance to the skeleton of a herring fish. The colors of the tile in the herringbone pattern can be alternated to bring a modern touch to a classic.

Rectangular Herringbone Pattern
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Wall Tile Sizes:
1” x 2” | 25 x 51 mm
2” x 4” | 51 x 102 mm

Floor Tile Sizes:
3” x 6” | 76 x 152 mm
4” x 8” | 102 x 204 mm
5” x 10” | 127 x 254 mm
6” x 12” | 152 x 304 mm

Shape: Rectangle
Variations: 90 degree, 45 degree

Drawings include:
Rectangular Herringbone Pattern sample, sample (45 degree), unit logic

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Rectangular Straight Stack Bond Pattern
Illustrations of horizontal and vertical Rectangular Straight Stack tile and paver patterns

A Rectangular Straight Stack Bond Pattern is great to add a contemporary look in bathrooms, kitchens, or commercial spaces. The pattern is a straight grid format with no offsets in the tiles, but instead of squares like a traditional grid, the pattern utilizes rectangles.

A Rectangular Straight Stack Bond Pattern is great to add a contemporary look in bathrooms, kitchens, or commercial spaces. The pattern is a straight grid format with no offsets in the tiles, but instead of squares like a traditional grid, the pattern utilizes rectangles.

Rectangular Straight Stack Bond Pattern
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Wall Tile Sizes:
1” x 2” | 25 x 51 mm
2” x 4” | 51 x 102 mm

Floor Tile Sizes:
3” x 6” | 76 x 152 mm
4” x 8” | 102 x 204 mm
5” x 10” | 127 x 254 mm
6” x 12” | 152 x 304 mm

Shape: Rectangle
Variations: Vertical, horizontal

Drawings include:
Rectangular Straight Stack | Bond Pattern sample (horizontal), sample (vertical), unit logic

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Two Tile English Bond Pattern
Illustration of a Two Tile English Bond Pattern and unit logic commonly seen in tile and paving systems

In a Two Tile English Bond Pattern rectangular tiles are laid in a traditional brick pattern. But unlike a traditional brick pattern, the Two Tile English Bond Pattern utilizes two rectangle sizes. In one row one size is place side by side, and the next row alternates with the second tile size being placed to another.

In a Two Tile English Bond Pattern rectangular tiles are laid in a traditional brick pattern. But unlike a traditional brick pattern, the Two Tile English Bond Pattern utilizes two rectangle sizes. In one row one size is place side by side, and the next row alternates with the second tile size.

Two Tile English Bond Pattern
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Wall Tile Sizes (1:2 rectangle):
1” x 2” | 25 x 51 mm
2” x 4” | 51 x 102 mm

Floor Tile Sizes (1:2 rectangle):
3” x 6” | 76 x 152 mm
4” x 8” | 102 x 204 mm
5” x 10” | 127 x 254 mm
6” x 12” | 152 x 304 mm

Shapes: Rectangle (1:2), rectangle (1:4)
Variations: Vertical, horizontal

Drawings include:
Two Tile English Bond Pattern sample, unit logic

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Square Brickwork Pattern
Horizontal and vertical Square Brickwork Patterns and units logics for laying tiles and pavers

In a Square Brickwork Pattern square tiles are laid in a traditional brick pattern. Each tile overlaps the tile above and below by half. The offset grout lines can hide imperfections in tiling, and it is a good way to give an illusion of space and height. The pattern can be laid horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

In a Square Brickwork Pattern square tiles are laid in a traditional brick pattern. Each tile overlaps the tile above and below by half. The offset grout lines can hide imperfections in tiling, and it is a good way to give an illusion of space and height. The pattern can be laid in any orientation.

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Wall Tile Sizes:
2” | 51 mm
3” | 76 mm
4” | 102 mm

Floor Tile Sizes:
6” | 15 cm
8” | 20 cm
12” | 30 cm
16” | 41 cm
18” | 46 cm
24” | 61 cm

Shape: Square
Variations: Vertical, horizontal

Drawings include:
Square Brickwork Pattern sample (horizontal), sample (vertical), unit logic

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Two Tile Hopscotch Pattern
Illustration of the the Two Tile Hopscotch tile and paving pattern with unit logic

A Two Tile Hopscotch Pattern, also called a Modular Versailles, is a modular tile pattern that is laid in a specific arrangement with three or four sizes of square and rectangular tiles. This results in a pattern that is casual and uncalculated, but it is visually and geometrically balanced.

A Two Tile Hopscotch Pattern, also called a Modular Versailles, is a modular tile pattern that is laid in a specific arrangement with three or four sizes of square and rectangular tiles. This results in a pattern that is casual and uncalculated, but it is visually and geometrically balanced.

Two Tile Hopscotch Pattern
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Wall Tile Sizes:
2” | 51 mm
3” | 76 mm
4” | 102 mm

Floor Tile Sizes:
6” | 15 cm
8” | 20 cm
12” | 30 cm
16” | 41 cm
18” | 46 cm
24” | 61 cm

Shape: Square

Drawings include:
Two Tile Hopscotch Pattern sample, unit logic

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