Straight lay, diagonal, herringbone, basket weave and running bond are common tile layout patterns. The patterns vary in installation difficulty, with intricate designs such as herringbone or basket weave taking more tim... More »

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Some of the main pattern ideas for porcelain tiles include one tile patterns, two tile patterns and large format patterns. In addition to the individual styles and patterns, shoppers can personalize their floors with uni... More »

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Better Homes and Gardens and HGTV are two good sources for ceramic tile pattern ideas for the kitchen floor. Both of their websites provide photos and details about different styles, patterns and colors to help you creat... More »

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The circular, herringbone, basket weave, European fan and running bond patterns are among the most popular paving stone patterns. Other options include a random design of pavers of the same color, but different shades, o... More »

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The main brick wall patterns are running bond, basket weave, herringbone, Spanish bond, diagonal and diagonal basket weave, according to This Old House. Running bond is the most common type of brick pattern, using bricks... More »

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To tile a shower wall, measure it, draw an outline on the floor, arrange the tiles, mortar the wall and tiles, press the tiles into place, apply grout and apply caulk. This 24-hour process requires a measuring tape, a ch... More »

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Installing a floating wood floor over existing tile entails buying the materials, preparing the floor and casings, installing the underlayment and flooring and finishing with trim, and takes about 8 to 10 hours to comple... More »