Tiles, and related pavers, are manufactured repeatable units arranged in various patterns as floor or wall coverings. Crafted with durable materials such as ceramic, clay, metal, stone, wood, and glass, tiles are most commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms where it is desired to have easy to clean and impact resist surfaces. Pavers, typically distinguished by their increased unit thicknesses and greater durability for exterior applications, are often produced in stone, brick, or concrete and used for roads, driveways, patios, and walkways. In conjunction with the variety of possible patterns available, tiles throughout history have also been used ornamentally to form complex decorative mosaics around the world.

What is the difference between a tile and a paver?

Although the words tile and paver are often used interchangeably in the tile industry, the difference between a tile and paver is usually determined by the thickness of the unit. Tiles are generally 1” (25 mm) and thinner, while pavers are typically 2” (51 mm) and greater.

What surfaces are tiles used on?

Tiles are commonly installed on prepared indoor substrates such as concrete floors, prepared wood floor, or walls.

What surfaces are pavers used on?

Pavers, unlike tiles, are typically used on both flexible and rigid exterior surface conditions where drainage and/or permeability is important. Flexible surfaces include compacted soils and graded aggregates, while rigid surfaces typically refer to concrete slabs.

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Rectangular Basketweave Pattern
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Rectangular Basketweave Pattern
Rectangular Herringbone Pattern
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Rectangular Herringbone Pattern
Rectangular Straight Stack Bond Pattern
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Rectangular Straight Stack Bond Pattern
Rectangular Stretcher Bond Pattern
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Rectangular Stretcher Bond Pattern
Rectangular Vertical Brickwork Pattern
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Rectangular Vertical Brickwork Pattern
Triangle Alternating Directions Pattern
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Triangle Alternating Directions Pattern
Two Tile Basketweave Pattern
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Two Tile Basketweave Pattern
Two Tile Brickweave Pattern
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Two Tile Brickweave Pattern
Two Tile Cobblestone Pattern
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Two Tile Cobblestone Pattern
Two Tile English Bond Pattern
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Two Tile English Bond Pattern
Two Tile English Cross Bond Pattern
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Two Tile English Cross Bond Pattern
Two Tile Herringbone Pattern
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Two Tile Herringbone Pattern
Two Tile Hopscotch Pattern
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Two Tile Hopscotch Pattern
Two Tile Pinwheel Pattern
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Two Tile Pinwheel Pattern
Two Tile Windmill Pattern
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Two Tile Windmill Pattern
Diamond Pattern
Drawing of a Diamond Pattern tile and paving strategy with unit diagram

A Diamond Pattern is a pattern made of diamonds or elongated squares. Most patterns have layers of overlapping motifs to add a sense of three-dimensionality, movement, and texture. The tiles can be the same color, or they can alternate, and this pattern will add a statement to any room, floor, or backsplash.

A Diamond Pattern is a pattern made of diamonds or elongated squares. Most patterns have layers of overlapping motifs to add a sense of three-dimensionality, movement, and texture. The tiles can be the same color, or they can alternate, and this pattern will add a statement to any room or floor.

Diamond Pattern
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Wall Tile Sizes:
2” | 51 mm
3” | 76 mm
4” | 102 mm

Floor Tile Sizes:
6” | 15 cm
8” | 20 cm
12” | 30 cm
16” | 41 cm
18” | 46 cm
24” | 61 cm

Shape: Square

Drawings include:
Diamond Pattern sample, unit logic

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Triangle Flip Pattern
Illustration of a tile pattern comprised of stacked and flipped triangles

A Triangle Flip Pattern is a pattern made of diamonds, but the center point of the diamond in the middle is cut horizontally to create two equilateral triangles mirrored over the horizontal line. This creates a repetitive pattern of triangles that can also be viewed as a tessellation of hexagons.

A Triangle Flip Pattern is a pattern made of diamonds, but the center point of the diamond in the middle is cut horizontally to create two equilateral triangles mirrored over the horizontal line. This creates a repetitive pattern of triangles that can also be viewed as a tessellation of hexagons.

Triangle Flip Pattern
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Wall Tile Sizes:
2” | 51 mm
3” | 76 mm
4” | 102 mm

Floor Tile Sizes:
6” | 15 cm
8” | 20 cm
12” | 30 cm
16” | 41 cm
18” | 46 cm
24” | 61 cm

Shape: Triangle

Drawings include:
Triangle Flip Pattern sample, unit logic

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Two Tile Herringbone Pattern
Drawing of the Two Tile Herringbone Pattern strategy typically used for tile and paving systems

A Two Tile Herringbone Pattern utilizes a rectangular tile that is laid at a 45 or 90 degree angle. This pattern tightly interlocks the brick, and it can handle significant weight. As a result, it is ideal for driveways, and it can engage visitors as they make their way into the entrance of a home.

A Two Tile Herringbone Pattern utilizes a rectangular tile that is laid at a 45 or 90 degree angle. This pattern tightly interlocks the brick, and it can handle significant weight. As a result, it is ideal for driveways, and it can engage visitors as they make their way into the entrance of a home.

Two Tile Herringbone Pattern
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Wall Tile Sizes:
1” x 2” | 25 x 51 mm
2” x 4” | 51 x 102 mm

Floor Tile Sizes:
3” x 6” | 76 x 152 mm
4” x 8” | 102 x 204 mm
5” x 10” | 127 x 254 mm
6” x 12” | 152 x 304 mm

Shapes: Rectangle, square

Drawings include:
Two Tile Herringbone Pattern sample, unit logic

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Triangle Random Pattern
Illustration of a graphic pattern strategy for tiles and pavers using triangles in a random pattern

A Triangle Random Pattern consists of a pattern of uniform squares like that of a checkerboard. Each square is cut diagonally, so within the square there are two right triangles that meet at the hypotenuse. The squares are randomly alternated by the tiles that are cut diagonally one direction then the other.

A Triangle Random Pattern consists of a pattern of uniform squares like that of a checkerboard. Each square is cut diagonally, so within the square there are two right triangles that meet at the hypotenuse. The squares are randomly alternated by the tiles that are cut diagonally each direction.

Triangle Random Pattern
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Wall Tile Sizes:
2” | 51 mm
3” | 76 mm
4” | 102 mm

Floor Tile Sizes:
6” | 15 cm
8” | 20 cm
12” | 30 cm
16” | 41 cm
18” | 46 cm
24” | 61 cm

Shape: Triangle
Variations: Random orientation

Drawings include:
Triangle Random Pattern sample, unit logic

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Two Tile Basketweave Pattern
Illustration of the Two Tile Basketweave tile and paver pattern with unit logic diagram

A Two Tile Basketweave Pattern is a pattern that consists of uniform squares, like that of a checkerboard. Each square is cut vertically or horizontally to create two additional rectangles in the square. The pattern is created by alternating between the tiles that are vertically cut and a blank square tile. The row alternates so that the row below alternates between a blank square and a tile that is horizontally cut.

A Two Tile Basketweave Pattern is a pattern that consists of uniform squares, like that of a checkerboard. Each square is cut vertically or horizontally to create two additional rectangles in the square. The pattern is created by alternating between the tiles that are vertically cut and a square.

Two Tile Basketweave Pattern
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Wall Tile Sizes:
1” x 2” | 25 x 51 mm
2” x 4” | 51 x 102 mm

Floor Tile Sizes:
3” x 6” | 76 x 152 mm
4” x 8” | 102 x 204 mm
5” x 10” | 127 x 254 mm
6” x 12” | 152 x 304 mm

Shapes: Rectangle, square

Drawings include:
Two Tile Basketweave Pattern sample, unit logic

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