12×24-inch tiles are the most common tiles currently on the ceramic market. Available in many colors and finishes, they remain a safe bet! However, rectangular ceramic means several options for the layout of tiles on the floor. Here are five options to install ceramic tiles!
- Straight Installation
Certainly, the most common, the straight laying of tiles is the easiest to achieve and the most economical because it causes fewer losses and cuts. Its linear side is well suited to modern and contemporary decor.
- Installation in offset (1/3 – 2/3)
For a slightly less linear effect, you can opt for the offset installation of the tiles in the ratio 1/3 – 2/3. This way of installing the ceramic does not generate a lot of losses and remains, overall, quite simple. This option is well suited to all types of settings.
- Laminate Floor Installation
This type of position remains as simple and economical as the straight installation, but gives a completely different look! Often used to give a more dynamic look to a room, the imitation floor remains classic and neutral. For example, it is particularly harmonious in a kitchen when the ceramic extends to the passage because it reduces the demarcation between the two floors. Finally, in a corridor, unlike the straight or offset, the imitation floor is interesting because it reduces the effect of length or even stairs in a passage: ingenious!
- Herringbone Installation
For a ceramic floor that will not go unnoticed, herringbone installation is undoubtedly the most original way to install the tiles! Although this type of installation is the most expensive and demanding, because there are many losses and cuts, the result is quite impressive! Indeed, with rafters, you can use the diagonal line of a room, so as to create a width effect that looks beautiful in small rooms such as a bathroom or vestibule!
- Installation In L
Be careful not to confuse the L-shaped tile installation with the herringbone installation! Unlike the latter, the L-shaped installation aligns perpendicular to the wall of the room, which makes it more economical because there are fewer losses and cuts. As the ceramic tiles are arranged alternately to form an L, this way of arranging the tiles reduces the effect of length or stairs in a passage. This installation is perfect for any room in the house, no matter the style!