Choosing the Right Shape for Your Tiles

When we’re selling porcelain tile in Hollywood, FL, or any of our other stores, there are many factors we want to help clients consider. Along with making sure you’ve found a material you’ll be happy with, we also want to make sure you find the right shape. 

Which shape you choose can impact other areas of the design, so it’s useful to take a look at all the different possibilities to see which one(s) you’re most eager to put in the space. Today, we’ll discuss the shapes you can use and some creative ways to make square tiles work. 

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What Kinds of Shapes Can You Use? 

Our friends at Why Tile outlined some popular alternative shapes in a recent blog: 

  • Hexagons 
  • Rhombus 
  • Trapezoids 
  • Triangles 
  • Chevrons 

All of these shapes can be used to create a variety of different styles. Depending on the size and layout of the tiles, for instance, trapezoids can give off a retro look, or they can present as something more modern. 

It’s useful to visit a tile store so that you can see and feel the options you’re deciding between. Going to the store can also give you ideas that you wouldn’t have thought of by yourself. 

If you’re struggling to determine which tile is best for you, a design expert can also talk through your desires for the space and then give you tile design ideas until you find something that’s right for you. 

Creative Ways to Use Squares and Rectangles 

Of course, squares and rectangles still have a lot to offer. There’s a reason why they’re so popular! All of these ideas can help make your square tiles stand out: 

  • Bold Colors – Alternating colors can give tile a checkerboard look, while colored grout can give your tile design an unusual, eye-catching appearance. 
  • Dimension – Tile doesn’t need to be 2D. 3D tile can draw the eye with a variety of shadows and grooves. Squares or rectangles can keep the design from getting too busy. 
  • Patterns – If you want a patterned tile, squares or rectangles could be a great way to balance a byzantine pattern. 

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with wanting the elegant simplicity of monochromatic square tiles. It’s just important to make sure you understand the possibilities so you’re able to find the tile you’ll be happiest with! 

How Shape Impacts Design 

The shape can impact the other decisions you make regarding which tile you want in a space. For instance, certain shapes are also associated with specific design styles; geometric shapes are one of the hallmarks of the Memphis Design Movement.

Shapes can also be used to guide the eye in certain directions. Perhaps one of the most famous examples of this occurred when gambling was illegal, and arrows on the floor were used to indicate where gamblers could go to play games. 

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Looking for Porcelain Tile in Hollywood, FL? 

You’ve come to the right place! At D&B Tile, we’ve been committed to helping our clients get the tile they need. For decades, people have been coming to our locations across South Florida to find exactly what they’re looking for. 

Have any questions about what we can do for you? Do you want to book a free 50-minute tile consultation? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re proud of the tiles we’re able to offer, thanks to the high-quality suppliers we’ve partnered with.