Today we want to give you some slightly different ideas for your next tile project – hexagon floor tile. That’s right, we’re deviating from the norm!
Rectangular and square tiles have long been the preferred geometry for tiling bathrooms floors, showers, kitchen backsplashes, and really, any other space you can think of. This is mainly because rectangles and squares are naturally easier shapes to work with. If you think about it, most houses are built this way, just a bunch of rectangular and square rooms put together!
When you start getting into different shapes or patterns such chevron and herringbone, or circles, octagons and hexagons, it’s start to get a bit more complicated to work with.
But when you are able to incorporate these unusual shapes, they tend to add an elegant way – as we said – of breaking all that up. Notice I didn’t say “replace entirely”, I don’t want you going crazy and using hexagon tile all over your bathroom or kitchen… not sure that would look too good. Let’s look at the following image for instance… what are your initial thoughts? Mine are “wayyyy too much hexagon!”
Hexagon Floor Tile
If implemented correctly, it should give one the feeling of classiness, elegance and to mention fashionable, at least in my opinion. By the way, if you’re looking for creative ways to design a hexagon tile pattern, we recommend this page. Now take a look at the following photos, what thoughts or feelings come to mind first?
Don’t you feel like it just breaks up the monotony in most spaces? Where the dominating shapes of furniture, tables, and walls tend to be some form of a square? At some point we all get tired of seeing the same common shapes in floor tiles.
Here’s a few more photos to help you get creative in your next project. Keep in mind that most of these photos are displaying large format hexagon tiles. Their sizes are 24 inches by 20 inches, at approximately 3/8″ thick. These particular tiles are a product made by Daltile and are Colorbody™ Porcelain. They can be used on floors, walls, backsplash and countertops.
Hexagon tiles come in a variety of different colors such as taupe, black, ivory, beige etc. But some of the most popular hexagon colors are white and grey. In other words we’ve found there’s a trend in the use of white hexagon tile, and just as much (if not more) of the grey hexagon tile.