Geometries, combinations and unique creations: these are the characteristics that inject real personality into our spaces. The style of the space we want to design may vary according to the tile installation layouts that we decide to use. To make our projects unique and exclusive, unlike any other, here are some really good tips on the types of installation patterns for tiles and, most importantly, how best to use them.
First of all, there are a few little tricks that can help us to radically alter the appearance of the space: colour pairings that make the room seem bigger, for example, or combinations of different sizes that inject greater personality into walls and floors.
Let’s consider tile installation layouts for a bathroom wall: if we play around combining Alter and Ego, the two collections by Provenza, we can create an incredible mix of the age-old charm of oak wood and the uniqueness of the granite and limestone blend.
Alter is the collection inspired by nature and the authenticity of salvaged oak, and is processed and coated with coloured resin to make it contemporary and highly original. Ego, meanwhile, has a different source of inspiration, that of an ancient Mexican stone, tempered by the passing of time, which is processed and used to showcase its blend of granite and limestone.
Both collections are made up of various sizes and colours: but how can they be combined to make the bathroom as characteristic as possible? Let’s begin with the colours. With regards to Alter, the colour that marries best with an intimate space like the bathroom is Miele, a highly sophisticated and delicate shade that goes perfectly with the very light Avorio of the Ego collection, which is capable of really elevating the stone surface. Installation layouts for rectangular tiles, like the ones we have just mentioned, should ideally be very simple and follow linear and precise geometries to give the entire space a sensation of peace and tranquillity.
Layouts, spaces and geometries
Designing a tile installation layout is not easy. You have to take account of both the size and conformation of the space: if it is spacious or narrow, if the walls are at right angles or have irregular corners, a classic feature of historic buildings. One final issue to consider before choosing the most suitable tile installation layout is the plan of the space, if it is square, rectangular, L-shaped or C-shaped. These are the main points to evaluate before deciding which geometries to create on the floor or walls.
Blends of textures
Let’s begin with larger environments: in this case, particularly if the rooms are overly spacious, it is possible to create highly personalised and original aesthetic solutions. In other words, to choose floor installation layouts which involve the use of various blended textures, different sizes and multiple colours. This merger of styles gives the room greater dynamism, distinguishing it from classic monochrome floors. These layouts requires extremely precise preliminary designs to ensure perfect results and, at the same time, an aesthetic that pushes the boat out without jarring or creating confusion.
Traditional installation layouts
There are other spaces, other rooms, where it is necessary to use decidedly classic and traditional tile installation layouts for walls or installation layouts for floors. This is because many spaces are already very particular for other reasons, be it very high or decorated ceilings, barrel vaults or original wooden beams above the loft floor. This is why the designer would certainly recommend more classic types of tile installation layouts.
One of the most famous is straight installation whereby the tiles are laid parallel to the walls of the room. This solution is suitable for many covering materials and also combinations of different styles. But in what rooms should we really think about adopting this installation layout for tiles? In modern, minimalist spaces, but also in spaces that require the use of large sizes and in places where it is necessary to minimise the presence of joints.