9 Timeless Tile Layout Patterns To Consider For Your Next Renovation

Megan Coleman, Director of Sales at Clayhaus Tile, notes that bakeries, delis, and coffee shops frequently opt for this pattern, along with residential kitchen remodels. If you're unsure or concerned about resale value, this is a safe choice. For a twist, consider trying it vertically.

Running Bond

The stacked pattern is timeless, suitable for both contemporary and modern settings. It provides a clean and sleek aesthetic. If you prefer staggered bonds but desire a more current feel, the stacked look is worth considering.


Similar to the cross-hatching art technique, this pattern involves laying multiple rectangle tiles in a repetitive layout, with some laid horizontally and others vertically.

Cross Hatch

While the offset look is popular with rectangular tiles, squares shine brightest when arranged in a stacked grid. This layout is versatile and has even been utilized on countertops.


Similar to the grid layout but with slight variations, the staggered bond pattern is most effective when using uniform tiles throughout.

Staggered Bond

Commonly seen on kitchen floors with larger tiles, the diamond pattern stands out most when arranged in a checkerboard fashion.


Though not universally timeless, the scallop style can evoke a timeless feel in certain spaces, particularly those influenced by Art Deco or coastal themes.


Hexagonal tiles are timeless, especially when used on floors. They offer versatility with various materials and colors, allowing for the creation of intricate patterns, borders, and even letters.


To create an abstract interpretation of a windmill, rectangles are arranged to form a square with a smaller square in the center, resembling the blades of a windmill.