Similar to an ogee tile with hints of arabesque, the lantern tile mimics a very classical “lantern” shape. It can be beveled, similar to an arabesque tile, which gives it a uniqueness in shape and pattern. They are most commonly seen as lantern mosaic tiles, which are sold in sheets. Sometimes, they can come in contrasting colors or textures, adding even more dimension to a room. Lantern shaped tiles are making a comeback, and whether you want a lantern tile backsplash or a full kitchen while, it is definitely a worthwhile investment.
Ogee Tile or “Fish Scale” Tile
Often confused with an arabesque or Moroccan style, the ogee tile (or ogee drop) is a fun geometric shape that is also known as a “fish scale”. You have likely seen this style before in backsplashes, bathrooms, and possibly even colorful restaurants. An ogee itself is an “S-like” curve shape, which has Gothic origins. Ogee tiles can be pieced together in a fish scale row or can be mismatched to face each other or away from each other, creating some very unique and visually stunning styles.
The Best Tile Shapes and Patterns for Your Floors and Kitchens
There are certainly a lot of different tile shapes and patterns to take into consideration when shopping for your next tile floor or backsplash. Choosing the best kind of tile depends on your personal preference, as well as the existing style and aesthetics of the room. For example, you can choose between small mosaic tiles or oversized tiles to make a statement. Do you want porcelain, ceramic, or marble? Do you enjoy textures in your tiles, or do you want it to be as smooth as butter?
The answers to all of these questions can help you narrow down your choices and decide on the best kind of kitchen tile for your bathroom or kitchen. Octagon dot tiles are very popular for bathroom floors, while arabesque and lantern-shaped tiles can make quite the conversational backsplash. Shop around at your local design center to consider the different style, shape, color, and material options you have at your disposal.
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