6 Laying ideas for modern tiles

Is it sufficient for the bathroom design to pay attention only to the shape and color of a tile? No, that's our answer, because the appearance of the floor and wall surfaces can not be derived from their appearance alone. Rooms such as the bathroom are not only made of marble, porcelain stoneware or cement tiles, but also of the small gaps that form classic floor and wall tiles. As visible joints, they emphasize the finely detailed format of the cladding material, rather than just pretending that the stone slabs cover the wall and floor as a whole. In other words, a virtue is made out of necessity. Even more so when these gaps in modern tiles are deliberately integrated into the interior design. In the interplay of design with beautiful wall and floor tiles, both elements come together in a harmonious unity that staged each room in style. Take a close look at our six examples and get to know the many ways in which modern tiles will enrich your ideas for interior design! 

1st Parallel Association

Laying modern tiles involves using contemporary wall and floor tiles quite clearly. This modernity is evident in natural stone, ceramic and porcelain stoneware tiles in both color and size. The trend is for large-format installation materials that cover the room surfaces in squares and rectangles. Often, these geometric tiles start at a size of 60 x 60 cm or 30 x 60 cm and show up sometimes in huge lengths from 120 cm. Such large formats are laid most appealing in the parallel band. Especially in the case of square tiles, this classic installation method corresponds to our aesthetic sense of refinement, which immediately starts with the harmonious sequence and exact geometry of the tiles. The name of the parallel association is self-explanatory and refers to the consistent juxtaposition of tiles, without interruption or shifts. 

To which tile design fits the parallels, makes the photo of our expert clearly. The wall and floor of this bathroom were provided with tiles of the same design series. While the floor is covered with rectangular porcelain stoneware tiles, square wall tiles range from floor to ceiling. Every single tile, no matter what the format, presents itself in a strongly changing color, the changeable appearance of which does not follow a rule. Completing this graceful arbitrariness by asymmetrically laying tiles would certainly be too much of a good thing. So the modern tile remains embarrassed by the classic, by allowing each wall and floor tile to work for itself. This uniqueness is emphasized by contrasting white joint color, which stands out clearly from the dominating stone gray of the room surfaces.

2nd Association

Tiling in a bandage is also a classic that is currently undergoing a renaissance. In public spaces, this laying pattern accompanies our perception in many places and is particularly evident in the architecture of historic buildings. Just think of the industrial buildings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whose outer and inner walls were composed in just this pattern. Also in the expansion of hospitals and clinics of that time was set in the cladding of room walls on the laying of tiles that corresponded in association or other composition of the playful decorative era of Art Nouveau. The same applies to many metro stations in major European cities, whose walls are completely covered in this way. With this antique example also an important keyword for a current trend in the bathroom design fell. Metrofliesen, which we otherwise only knew from subway stations, are increasingly being used in kitchens and bathrooms. The charm lies in the industrial flair, which is enhanced by high-quality ceramic tiles and impressively integrated into the bathroom design. To move away from this role model and actually move tiles in modern association, you have the following options:

Grout color: To pay homage to the architecture of bygone days, these tiles are mainly by laying in association. Anyone who wants to use this traditional pattern to lay modern tiles can let off steam with the joint paints. In many colors, spaces can be designed and combined with metro tiles. Especially in an unusual joint color such as red or black, the laying pattern is emphasized in an innovative way. 

Half Association: At regular intervals to the adjacent tiles, the tiles are laid and hereby the staircase steps. Such a half-bandage can be found in the photo of our expert.

Third, quarter and more: If you use these offset options for modern tiles, the final result will be more irregular. By dividing the tile width into three, four or more sections, the distances between the tiles are reduced when laying. Before attaching the wall or floor tiles, it is therefore advisable to make a small sketch showing the laying pattern as an overall picture.

Wild Association: This pattern is probably the supreme discipline of modern tile laying, which presents itself in an even more irregular sequence. Here, ceramic tiles of different width form a line that is repeated offset up and down.

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3. Lay edgewise

The variant that we present with this photo is clearer than laying the modern tiles in the dressing. Here, rectangular wall tiles in wood look are shown, which were mounted in vertical alignment and parallel bandage on the bathroom wall. This laying is not necessarily new, but has never been one of the classic solutions for bathrooms. With the advent of the wood-look tile, there is now a choice of floor and wall coverings for the bathroom design, which immensely enriches the laying of modern tiles. In terms of color, shape and dimensions, wood-look tiles keep their promise and are identical with their models 1: 1. For modern tiles, this means that the laths in wood look can form all the patterns that also form parquet floors in other living spaces. Bathroom walls need to be re-designed, using traditional wood paneling as an example. As upended panels, tiles in wood look thus line up and cover walls in this modern tile laying from floor to ceiling.

4. Herringbone pattern

The wood-look tile follows the patterns used for laying wood parquet. Herringbone is here an attractive
Classic, on the living room - as well as on the bathroom floor
characterized by elegance. Another type of game with which such
Tiles are laid modern, is the ship's bottom. It is
to be a synonym for the Wild Association, which we mentioned in point 2
imagined. An eye-catcher is a bathroom, too, if the
Tiles are laid in the Cube Association or Old German Association. In the
There are hardly any examples of bathroom design for these variants. As
So it would be if you prove yourself as a trendsetter and in yours
Bathroom laid in this way tiles modern?

5. Partial laying

Anyone who can not do anything with the vollflfliesten wet cell, only flows the areas that are to be protected against moisture. Our expert makes it clear how tiles are laid in a modern way by only partially covering the bathroom. The floor and the wet area around the shower and bathtub fall under this part, forming a parallel bandage. For all other room sections, alternatives to the tile can be found. As shown, mirrors can absorb moisture and make bald walls suitable for special paints. Another big advantage is the modern tile laying for partial areas: It is perhaps the most cost-effective way to renovate bathrooms!

6. Individual laying pattern

Now we have gone into some laying patterns, which are based on common models and show through new possibilities in terms of tiles and joint design in a completely new picture. But you can also free yourself from all this methodology, find an individual and perhaps even playful use of the modern tiles. With this Ideabook, we wanted to encourage you to relocate to trend-safe tiles and hope that you will also enjoy this guide to contemporary bathroom design.

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