How to Create Basketweave Tile Layouts

Selecting tiles for your bathroom is a long term commitment. The product with installation is often the most expensive line item on the remodel quote. There are so many styles and colors to choose from that it can be an overwhelming decision. With these thoughts in mind, many clients request classic white subway tiles. This style is featured in nearly every design magazine, blog, and HGTV show, and after this much exposure it feels, well, a little bland. This doesn’t mean you should shy away from these durable, budget friendly ceramics. Instead, opt for an unusual size or play with the pattern layout. Here are a few ideas to create a stand out space:

The basketweave pattern alternates the tile direction. Make sure the tile dimensions have a nice ratio or the tiles will not line up properly. A 3×9 or 4×12 tile will create rows of 3, whereas 3×12 tile will have rows of 4.

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