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The Complete Guide To Patterned Floor Tiles

Patterned tiles: the most enduring interior design trend of all time?

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Patterned tiles: the most enduring interior design trend of all time? A beloved design feature through the ages, patterned tiles packs expression and personality into spaces of all shapes and sizes. From vintage, ornamental mosaics to ultra-minimalist, smokey slates, one thing’s for sure: there’s a tile pattern to elevate every interior design style.

Gritty or pretty? Loud and proud - or something a little more muted? Whatever your aesthetic, the right floor tile will coalesce your interior into an exquisitely finished scheme. The perfect patterned tile is out there, you just need to find it.

Expressive Encaustic Tiles

This classic patterned tile style has dominated decorative flooring since the 18th century. Characterised by its decorative and often symmetrical designs, the encaustic tile works with almost any interior design style - industrial, eclectic, boho, vintage - you name it, there’s an encaustic tile pattern to bring a distinguished feel to your space. A statement patterned tile floor doesn’t just bring a vintage vibe, you can expect a brighter, statement space that lends personality and charm to your home.

Encaustic tiles like The Composer’s Score, incorporate classic design features, such as flowers, geometric patterns and often bring compelling blends of colour. If you’re looking for something a little more muted, consider monochrome or more subdued colour palettes for a moodier accent.

Mix + Match

Don’t be afraid to make a statement with patterned tiles. There are no rules, so get creative with an eclectic combination of patterns that promise to satisfy the senses. 

By sticking to a single colour palette like The Poet’s Ode in Light Grey you can add depth and charm to your floor space, all whilst keeping it sumptuously stylish and eternally on-trend.

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Shape Shift

When we think of floor tiles, we immediately default to square and rectangular designs. But why not experiment with other shapes? Hexagonal, or honeycomb tiles provide a stunning mosaic aesthetic, like our much-coveted Garrison Stone. 

By using a similar grout colour, you can create a seamless and delicate finish guaranteed to stand the test of time. For something a little more out there, experiment with contrasting hexagon tile colours, or add contrast with darker grouting for a more traditional effect.


If bold and bright isn’t your thing, then a subtle classic floor tile pattern like the Herringbone might be just what you’re looking for. 

This interlocking pattern originated as a feature of Roman architecture: a tough, durable pattern designed to absorb pressure and last through the ages. Our Old School Parquet is no different. Expect a confident, contemporary finish that looks gorgeous carried through the entire floor plan of your home.

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Veined Marble

A statement marble floor speaks for itself: luxury, raw and elemental all at once. The luscious texture and glossy finish make marble one of the most sought after materials in high-end interior design. Instantly identifiable by distinctive veins, seen lucidly in the Calacatta Oro Marble the dramatic natural pattern that will never go out of style. It’s practical too - a great thermal conductor, combined with easy cleaning credentials makes marble a timeless favourite for a reason.

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Sumptuous Slate

If you’ve got that industrial vibe down, then a mottled slate is a must-have addition to your interior design scheme. One of the most durable and aesthetically-pleasing forms of stone, slate delivers striking tonality and a raw edge to interior flooring. Old Mine Slate demonstrates the organic beauty of slate’s natural striations and smokey imperfections. What’s not to love?

Discover your Perfect Tiles with Pyro + Echo

Looking for some creative tiling inspiration? Pyro + Echo have crafted and curated the highest calibre tile ranges and stone slabs from across the globe. Sensitively sourced, we promise resounding luxury that promises to stand the test of time.

Get in touch to arrange an appointment, or request your free sample today.

Pyro Echo Ben White
Ben White

Creative Director

An unwavering passion for creativity and a keen eye for innovation.