Herringbone Tile Pattern
The herringbone is quite similar to the chevron, but once you’ve noticed the difference, you really can’t un-see it. Tiles are cut a certain way so they fit nicely with other tiles. In a chevron pattern, tile edges are cut at an angle just so they sit flushed together in a natural V pattern. With the herringbone pattern, the tiles are left in a straight rectangular shape, and they are laid out and stacked together to form a V pattern. The result is a staggered, interlocked look. The herringbone definitely gives a more rustic appeal when compared to the chevron, but they’re equally beautiful on the floor.
Spiral Tile Pattern
This pattern also goes by target pattern, windmill or hopscotch pattern–basically a small square tile is surrounded by four larger ones. The basic pattern takes four small, exact sized, rectangular tiles and puts them together to form a square pattern with an opening in the middle. This opening can be filled with the same tile material, a different colored tile, or a different designed tile altogether. It’ll be up to you to decide which end result you prefer, but there’s no limit to how creative you can be with the spiral tile pattern.