Brick Fashion But Not Old Fashioned
April 8, 2016

Brick tiling is also known as offset pattern or running bond. Traditionally used by masons as an easy and strong pattern for building walls, offset tiles work best with rectangular tiles. Each line of tile is offset by the width of half a tile. This is the classic layout for subway tiles, originating on the subway station walls of New York in the early 20th century, the subway tile has become one of the most popular classic looking design.

Brick tiling

In a brick pattern, each row of tiles is typically offset by half a tile width, which results in long, horizontal lines that can subtly widen a room. It’s a timeless layout that can work for any rectangular tile, making it a great option for virtually any space.

Pro: A brick layout can look especially stylish when paired with a contrasting grout colour, such as grey grout with white tile, emphasising the geometric pattern.

Con: The feature looks best with a small tile about 100mm or 150mm wide by about 300mm long. If it’s too large it loses effect but the smaller it is the more grout you have to clean

Bathroom Renovation Cannington

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Always take into mind what your area is, the design of your home and the fixtures you are installing into the bathroom. It’s important to make sure it won’t look strange to the average person as they might be that buyer down the track with the bathroom making or breaking the sale.

It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at

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