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Tile Patterns for Smaller Rooms - How About Herringbone?
Tile Patterns - Herringbone

Tile Patterns - Herringbone

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Name of Tile Pattern



Even though we can still class it in the "easy" tile patterns, herringbone may be one of the more challenging patterns to install.

The "V"-shaped repetition seems like a piece of cake at first--until you start to find yourself getting lost in the tile pattern's overall complexity.

Still, herringbone tile patterns are a solid tile design technique that you may want to consider. It works well in smaller rooms.

Advantages/Disadvantages of Tile Pattern


  • Attractive tile pattern on small scale.
  • Structural stability.


  • Can be challenging to keep your tile pattern straight as you go along.
  • May be complicated for large rooms.

1-, 2-, 3-, or Multiple-Tile Pattern Design*

One tile pattern.

Suggested Tile Size (Inches)

6 x 12

Number of Tiles Needed (Per 100 Sq. Ft.) Based on Above Size


Difficulty of Installation (1-5**)


* = Refers to the number of differently sized tiles required for the pattern.

** = 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest.

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