Patterns of ceramic tile installation involves of arranging pieces in a certain order. That may be the case, but designing a layout is far more complicated than just arranging parts. Here’s why…
Really projects at their best are large scale art projects. Tile surfaces can be seen as simply practical surfaces that are easy to care for and last well. With some extra effort, but not much extra money, tile installations can enhance the look of a room and add value and visual appeal.
The medium of the art includes tile of all types and all kinds of variations. You get color, size, shape, texture, and material variations.
Then the main tiles used can be enhanced by both different border tiles and by accent tiles. Accent tiles and border tiles often are true art pieces, often handmade and often unique even.
To avoid overwhelming the vision, many times the main tiles are quite ordinary without great variation and then the borders are where the real creativity is expressed.
Pattern design truly requires art but there are tools to help. First of all, software tools can simplify choosing how pieces fit together. In addition, tile suppliers often use software to help put together the pieces you want to get the look desired.
Another plus to the Internet is the galleries you can view with pictures of completed actual installations. Not that you want to copy an installation, but it certainly helps to see another project to inspire ideas and thoughts.
Tile installation patterns can turn an ordinary surface to art. Putting all the variables of a tile surface together to form a unique look takes art work on a large scale. Tools can help put the design together but it truly can become a one-of-a-kind art work.