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
Triangle Alternating Directions Pattern
Paver and tile pattern arranged as Triangles in Alternating Directions

A Triangle Alternating Directions Pattern consists of a pattern of uniform squares like that of a checkerboard. Each square is cut diagonally, so within the square there are two right triangles that meet at the hypotenuse. The squares are alternated by the tiles that are cut diagonally one direction then the other to create a feeling of movement.

A Triangle Alternating Directions Pattern consists of a pattern of uniform squares like that of a checkerboard. Each square is cut diagonally, so within the square there are two right triangles that meet at the hypotenuse. The squares are alternated by the tiles diagonally.

Triangle Alternating Directions 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: Triangle
Variations: Vertical, horizontal

Drawings include:
Triangle Alternating Directions Pattern sample (horizontal), sample (vertical), unit logic

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Two Tile Basketweave Pattern
Illustration of the Two Tile Basketweave tile and paver pattern with unit logic diagram

A Two Tile Basketweave Pattern is a pattern that consists of uniform squares, like that of a checkerboard. Each square is cut vertically or horizontally to create two additional rectangles in the square. The pattern is created by alternating between the tiles that are vertically cut and a blank square tile. The row alternates so that the row below alternates between a blank square and a tile that is horizontally cut.

A Two Tile Basketweave Pattern is a pattern that consists of uniform squares, like that of a checkerboard. Each square is cut vertically or horizontally to create two additional rectangles in the square. The pattern is created by alternating between the tiles that are vertically cut and a square.

Two Tile Basketweave 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

Shapes: Rectangle, square

Drawings include:
Two Tile Basketweave Pattern sample, unit logic

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Triangle Flip Pattern
Illustration of a tile pattern comprised of stacked and flipped triangles

A Triangle Flip Pattern is a pattern made of diamonds, but the center point of the diamond in the middle is cut horizontally to create two equilateral triangles mirrored over the horizontal line. This creates a repetitive pattern of triangles that can also be viewed as a tessellation of hexagons.

A Triangle Flip Pattern is a pattern made of diamonds, but the center point of the diamond in the middle is cut horizontally to create two equilateral triangles mirrored over the horizontal line. This creates a repetitive pattern of triangles that can also be viewed as a tessellation of hexagons.

Triangle Flip 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: Triangle

Drawings include:
Triangle Flip Pattern sample, unit logic

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Two Tile Cobblestone Pattern
Illustration of the logic and pattern created in a Two Tile Cobblestone tile and paving system

A Two Tile Cobblestone Pattern utilizes rectangular tiles oriented vertically and horizontally, and smaller square tiles the size of the rectangle divided in half. The tiles are alternated to create a pattern that resembles a cobblestone. This pattern is best suited for the floor of a garden or patio.

A Two Tile Cobblestone Pattern utilizes rectangular tiles oriented vertically and horizontally, and smaller square tiles the size of the rectangle divided in half. The tiles are alternated to create a pattern that resembles a cobblestone. This pattern is best suited for the floor of a space.

Two Tile Cobblestone 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

Shapes: Rectangle, square

Drawings include:
Two Tile Cobblestone Pattern sample, 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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