1. Straight lay. This is the simplest tile pattern and it showcases the beauty of the tile.
2. Diagonal. Tile is set on a 45-degree angle. It add a little interest and makes the floor feel expansive.
3. Running bond. This basic layout is also called a brick or offset pattern. The tiles are offset by half the width of the tile.
4. Checkerboard. Two colors of square tiles alternate to create this pattern. They can be set straight or on the diagonal.
5. Diagonal with dots. Large tiles are notched at regular intervals with smaller accent tiles.
7. Basketweave. This classic pattern is made with squares and rectangles to create a woven effect.
Here is a closer view of the basketweave, or mosaic, pattern.
8. Modular. Three or more different-sized tiles are used to form a pattern. This one is called Versailles.
9. Herringbone. This pattern adds sophisticated visual texture to the floor. In this kitchen, bright glass tiles were added to match the glass backsplash behind the cooktop.