Pattern Files: Geometric Tile Floors
February 25, 2014
Now that the Color Series is over, I thought I’d start a new series on the use of pattern in home design. I notice pattern everywhere I go from the mosaic tile floors of historic buildings to home accessories in botanicals and geometrics motifs, and of course in the abundance of textiles around the world from past and present.
Geometrics are all the rage in interior design and installing a graphic tile pattern on the floor makes a dramatic style statement. There are countless options available in ceramic, mosaic, porcelain, marble, stone, and cement for those who seek a graphic pattern. The bonus of an intricate geometric tile floor is the lack of any necessity for a large area rug since the floor takes the spotlight.
Yesterday I pinned this image, a great example of transitional design including warm wood tones and traditional shapes paired with contemporary chrome finishes, but it was that gorgeous bathroom floor that really caught my eye. The classic black and white checkerboard floor will never go out of style, but this is a fresh spin with a circular motif on a smaller scale.
Tile is durable, waterproof, and cooler to the touch than other flooring surfaces, which is especially nice in summer when you live in warm weather climates. Like wood, tile floors harbor less dust compared to carpet and are beneficial to those sensitive to allergens. It can be very cold in winter but enter radiant heat, the best modern invention ever for the tile loving home owner!
If you’ve ever considered a bold statement such as this, here are a few more examples to tempt you.
via lovely life
There is good news for those who prefer something softer underfoot than ceramic or stone tile, designers and manufacturers are bringing luxury geometric vinyl and linoleum tiles to market!
I can’t wait to incorporate a graphic patterned tile floor into a fixer someday, perhaps in an entry or bathroom, it’s a favorite look of mine. You too?