7 Good-Looking Ways to Lay Stacked Tiles
Wondering which layout to use for your tiles? Check out these stack-bond patterns for inspiration
Tactile wood grain makes a soft contrast to the sleek grid of tiles in this kitchen. There are a few different surfaces in the space, including white units and a bright blue cooker, so a more haphazard tile pattern might have been too busy.
The uniform design of this straight lay pattern gives the space character while maintaining a harmonious balance.
The floor tiles and gold fittings are the stars of the show in this bathroom, so the designers have chosen a simple pattern for the wall tiles. The stack bond design adds detail to the bath panel and wall without competing with the rest of the space.
A stacked layout works well in an area where there are a few different surfaces close together, as the pattern stays neat.
You can also stack your tiles vertically, as the designers have done in this living space. Slimline cream tiles have been neatly arranged in a uniform grid to cover the surface.
The pattern is understated enough to work with the soft wooden floor, and chimes with the wood grain.
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Play with shape and size in your bathroom by choosing two different styles of tile. Here, the wall of white stack bond tiles is complemented by a backsplash of smaller grey versions. The variation in colour is taken a step further by changing the direction the tiles are laid.
A design like this is an easy way to bring some texture to a space without breaking up the square lines of the bathroom’s layout.
Your stacked tiles don’t have to be small – in this bathroom, the designers have gone for large marbled tiles. The rectangles have been laid in straight lines along the floor and up the walls to create a sweeping backdrop for the minimal fittings.
By using large tiles in a straight layout like this, the designers have created a feeling of space that doesn’t jar with the curved freestanding bath.
The dramatic look of large-format tiles
Can’t decide which direction you want to lay your tiles? Try a combination of the two with a design like this one.
A simple yet interesting pattern has been created by stacking white tiles in different directions. The designers have made things even more interesting by making the pattern asymmetrical and adding an element of surprise.
If you’re going for an unusual tile design like the geometric shapes behind this basin, a simple straight lay pattern will help to show it off.
Here, the grey stacked tiles form a soft surface next to the striking cube design. Another layout would have been too busy, but this one sets it off beautifully.
Are you keen on tiles laid in a straight pattern? Have you gone for a design like this in your own home? Share your thoughts and photos in the Comments section.