Triangle Tile and Other Desirable Tile Shapes and Patterns

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When it comes to choosing tile for your kitchen or bathroom, there is an endless amount of tile shapes, patterns, styles, and colors to choose from. When wondering where to start, it’s no surprise that the process can be a little overwhelming. However, understanding the different types of tile shapes and patterns can help you determine what style you may or may not be looking for.

Below, a list of popular tile shapes and patterns can help you get a full grasp of the complete availability of tiles to you. Check out the following information, take a look at the images, and see which styles you like best!

Triangle Tile

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Summit Gray Matte Triangle Tile Floor Mosaic

While it may seem like a broad category, triangle tile is often the go-to choice for those who want smaller, square-shaped tiles in their homes. By putting two triangle tiles together, one can create a square, with as many colors and designs available as you can think of. There are typically four different shapes of triangle tile: including traditional square-shaped, rectangular-shaped, and smaller versions of the two.

TRIANGLE TILE 1

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Hulburd Design

Contemporary and clean. Love the soft blue, gray and white color scheme.

TRIANGLE TILE 2

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Younique Designs

Fun beach style bath--TONS of detail!

TRIANGLE TILE 3

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Arent&Pyke

Love how these soft color triangle tiles form contemporary squares to add interest to this bathroom.

TRIANGLE TILE 4

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Ant Tile

A great focal point!  These tiny triangle tiles form a windmill pattern.

TRIANGLE TILE 5

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Fireclay Tile

Circle tiles on the floor and wonderful triangle tile detail on the walls.   The tile also adds peaceful green color(s) in this otherwise white bathroom.

TRIANGLE TILE 6

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Jeff Herr Photography

Stunning large triangle tile pattern on the floor of this elegant bathroom.

Diamond Tile & Diamond Tile Pattern

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Kings Cross Diamond Brushed Aluminum and Glass Mosaic Tile

Diamond tile is a popular choice for mosaics. While most shapes of diamond tile are available at most hardware stores, you can also find specialty versions of diamond tile that will fit well with any kind of design. This is one of the most popular types of tile available as they can be easily stacked alongside each other to create as little or as big of a space as possible.

A diamond tile pattern is a popular and fairly common type of tile design that provides a geometric layout. By turning standard tiles at a 45-degree angle, one can achieve diamond tile patterns, which is often nice on the eyes when compared to a boring straight-tiled design. Diamond pattern tile is available in many shapes and colors and is often used as a kitchen backsplash or a bathroom floor.

Rhomboid Tile

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Saddle Canyon 1 Rhomboids 8 mm. Crackled Glass Mosaic Tiles

Rhomboid tile generally consists of a square or diamond-shaped tile pieces put together in a mosaic pattern. They often come in one, two, or three colors together. Many rhomboid styles are made from marble and are packaged together as sheets of a mosaic pattern to be placed on the floor or as a nice backsplash on the wall. They are very popular shapes for the kitchen or the shower. These shapes prove that there is a lot of versatility in keeping things classy.

If you’re looking for a rhomboid tile backsplash, this can add a significant geometric effect to your kitchen or bathroom. The rhomboid mosaic appears almost as if 3D blocks are emerging from the area, allowing the eyes to view something rich and full.

BLACK & WHITE

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The Sky is the Limit Design

A little diamond detail goes a long way behind the stove in this beautiful kitchen.

CLASSY

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Keightley Builders Inc

Turning the tiles creates this classy diamond floor effect.  What a gorgeous bathroom!

SIMPLE STYLE

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Jantz Construction

Another turn of the tile on both the floor and wall adds clean simple style to this comfortable and relaxing bathroom. 

ELEGANT DETAILS

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New Jersey Tile & Stone Inc.

Lots of subtle elegant details. 

RHOMBOID TILE 1

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Castlewood Custom Builders

That tile feature wall is awesome--love the colors.

RHOMBOID TILE 2

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Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design

Crushed glass with stone rhomboid mosaic is a beautiful detail behind this bathroom sink.

Hexagon Tile & Hexagon Tile Backsplash

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Carrara White Hexagon Mosaic Tile Honed

Hexagon tiles come in many shapes and sizes. A popular feature includes matte hexagon tiles that are individually small in size, measuring about 2” each. They are pieced together to create a textured flooring or backsplash. It’s another great option for mosaics that adds some diversity in shape and variety to an otherwise geometrically boring room. A hex tile bathroom is one that adds dimension and can also add a touch of color to the washroom.

Hexagon tile backsplashes are popular for kitchens, bathrooms, and even sitting room designs. You can create a variety of hexagon tile backsplash colors, with a variety of different materials available as well. Many backsplashes are made from marble, as it offers a natural variance in color and texture along the wall. Other materials are available as well that include ceramic and porcelain, which can be popular additions to any kind of backsplash. It’s even easy to purchase it in mosaic sheets.

Large Hexagon Tile

A specialty type of hexagon tile, large hexagon tile can measure up to 12” in size. This is one of the most common types of tile options for a bathroom floor, combining a simplistic design with a more complex shape. Hexagon tiles can be mixed and matched to create a mosaic or even a kitchen backsplash. Also known as large hex tiles, they are often smooth and cool with leveled grout for a consistent texture.

The beauty of hex floor tile is that is a creative and often affordable solution to updating an old home to fit the look and style of a new home. It’s unique enough to stand out, yet simple enough to coordinate well with existing colors, patterns, and designs.

POWDER ROOM CHIC

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Proyecto

Chic and eye-catching.  A lot of great detail on such a small wall.

KITCHEN HEXAGON

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Suzi Appel Photography

Fun hexagon backsplash pattern in this contemporary kitchen. Looks great with the copper pendants!

TINY HEXAGON

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Alix Helps Interiors 

The tiny hexagon tile adds nice texture to this bathroom wall.

Elongated Hex Tile

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Europa Elongated Hexagon

Elongated hex tile adds a stretched hexagon shape pieced together to create a mosaic or a backsplash. This is a great contemporary look that can add dimension and solidity to any room that needs a touch of something special. Elongated hex tile often fits the modern design themes and is sought after for contemporary kitchens and bathrooms. It’s a great way to take the modern and common hexagon tile shape and transform it into a smaller, more vertically-stretched piece.

ELONGATED HEXAGON 1

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MSI

Absolutely love the colors of this elongated hexagon tile!

ELONGATED HEXAGON 2

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KW Designs

The elongated hexagon tile adds a brilliant splash of teal to this laundry room.

ELONGATED HEXAGON 3

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John Lively & Associates

Cool & contemporary.

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Octagon Bathroom Tile

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Hampton Tumbled Evanston Octagon

An octagon bathroom tile is one of the most classic ways to decorate a bathroom floor. Often, the octagons are fitted with contrasting colors, such as black and white. This style is known as “octagon dot” style and can serve as a classy backsplash. This octagon and dot tile has been popular for quite a while and continues to be a trend when it comes to placing smaller tile pieces.

Octagon bathroom tiles are very versatile. They can be pieced together into a mosaic pattern that can cover the entirety of the floor in a simultaneous pattern and go great with multi-colored sinks and walls.

Related:  27 Walk in Shower Tile Ideas That Will Inspire You

TRADITIONAL OCTAGON

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Kiyohara Moffitt 

A beautiful example of the very classic octagonal tile floor that we are accustomed to seeing in many bathrooms.

TULIP AND OCTAGON

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Moore-Merkowitz Tile, Ltd.

Gorgeous, unique and detailed octagon tiled walls in this top-notch bathroom.  This design consists of Both Tulip (Garden Series) and Octagon Series tiles.

OUTDOOR OCTAGON

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JAUREGUI Architecture Interiors

Octagonal tiles are not just for bathrooms!

Arabesque Tile & Arabesque Tile Backsplash

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Arabesque Glass Mosaic Tile Sample Combo Pack, Grays and Blues

Arabesque tile has grown significantly in popularity over the years, and it can add a great deal of artistry and dimension to any bathroom, kitchen, or dining area. The ornate, foliate, tendril-like patterns can be pieced together to form a repeating mosaic of colors and beauty. Anything that intertwines with itself can be considered an arabesque tile, and it is very popular for white or solid colored arabesque tiles to adorn the walls of a kitchen.

Backsplashes are certainly making a comeback, and what better way to enhance and emphasize the classiness of your room than with a solid or neutral-toned arabesque backsplash? Arabesque tile is extremely versatile, and can be played around with until you find something that you love most. With grooves and embossments that make the texture unique, there’s a lot of room for fun while still keeping it traditional.

Arabesque Mosaic Tile

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Cosmo Brushed Aluminum Arabesque Mosaic Tile

Many homeowners wonder if arabesque tile can work in a mosaic pattern. If you are working on an arabesque tile kitchen backsplash, or even some flooring, you can find mosaic sheets of arabesque polished tile in a variety of materials and colors. It is definitely possible, and has seen a rise in popularity over the past couple of years.

Beveled Arabesque Tile

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Surf Arabesque Glass Tile

Beveled arabesque takes an already unique edging and curves it upward, adding a 3D effect that many homeowners appreciate. This is a great way to elevate your backsplash or your tile wall and give it just that little pop of vibrancy. Gently beveled edges are the perfect way to add dimension to your tile design without going too overboard.

Lantern Tile

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Lantern Glass Mosaic Tile in Blue Blend

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

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Moroccan Fish Scales

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.

ARABESQUE 1

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Jodie Rosen Design 

The light green arabesque tile is pretty and softens the bolder black and white vanity.

ARABESQUE 2

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Avenue B Development

The white arabesque counter to ceiling tile is simple but impactful in this pretty traditional kitchen.

ARABESQUE 3

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Creative Eye Design + Build

Very classic and very pretty.

OGEE DROP TILE

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Fireclay Tile

Substantial sized powder blue ogee drop tile in this cute kitchen.

MOROCCAN FISH SCALES

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Born Imagery

Magnificent turquoise color via Mercury Mosaics!

SHADES OF BLUE

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Piper Gonzalez Designs

This fish scale tile backsplash nicely coordinates with the island.

ECLECTIC OGEE

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Fireclay Tile

Just changing the direction of the ogee drop tiles creates a very interesting contemporary patterned backsplash.

DARK FISH SCALES

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Jamie Keskin Design

The color and sheen of this backsplash are a wonderful complement to the light wood and white cabinets in this beach style kitchen.

SPRINKLED OGEE

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MaK Interiors

Smaller scale ogee drop tiles.  Love how they seem to "sprinkle or scatter" above the range hood.

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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4 Comments

  1. Adam June 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Those are some really interesting designs and styles. Great options to pick from no matter what reno plans you have. Great info and photos!

  2. Emma June 28, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Very great article. So informative as always. Thanks!

  3. Kelsey August 7, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Really a great design and learning about good design, we appreciate your creativity and overall projection of ideas.

  4. Kapoor October 15, 2018 at 5:53 am

    These are the best tile designs I have ever seen. These tiles will definitely change the design of the house and also reflect your style.

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