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6 Tips for Picking Out Patterned Floor Tiles

6 Tips for Picking Out Patterned Floor Tiles

What are some patterned floor tiles you can use for your space?

  1. Iconic Machuca tiles
  2. Intricate tiles
  3. Striking tiles
  4. Tiles that look neat
  5. Tiles that look clean
  6. Tiles that look like home

When designing the floor for your space, a great way to combine both design and function is by using patterned floor tiles. Our Machuca tiles automatically provide a dash of timeless elegance to any floor space, and they’re great for functionality as well—with proper installation and maintenance, they’re durable, highly resistant to cracks and wear, non-slippery, and easy to clean.

For ideas on how to enhance your space with patterned floor tiles, here’s our list of suggestions you can follow from places we’ve helped design in the past. What kind of Machuca tiles will you use for your floor?

Iconic Machuca tiles

Iconic Machuca tiles

Thanks to the history behind each tile as well as the hard work of our artisans, each Machuca tile comes with a story that cannot be beaten. The product of century-old techniques, skilled handcrafting experts, and nearly unlimited sources of inspiration, Machuca tiles have cemented a place not just in people’s homes but in the history of the Philippines.

If you want something truly iconic, look no further than at the cement tiles most commonly loved by our clients and patrons.

In this photo, we’re featuring Tile 067. This particular design was used in Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish Church, with credits for this picture going to @vtrsantiago on Instagram. An unforgettable tile design for a parish, but no less striking on your own home, condo, or building floor!

Looking for more of our clients’ favorite patterned tiles? Browse our bestsellers today!

Intricate tiles

Intricate tiles

If you want to showcase your tiles and make them command the space, opt for ones that really illustrate how much painstaking work has gone into them. Not only does each piece then stand out as a conversation opener, but the way they look on your floor is exquisite as well!

Featured in the photo above is Tile 037 in custom colors, one of our most intricate and well-loved designs. We have many others as well in our classic collection.

Striking tiles

Striking tiles

Make a statement with stark-colored tiles and geometric patterns. This style is perfect for instilling a modern, playful touch to any space, thanks to its repetitive angles and lines.

The tile pattern featured above is Tile 052, another one of our bestsellers. It’s a crowd favorite for good reason. Just look at how the designs pop in Republique, LA’s bathroom. This photo uploaded by @jackkensington to Instagram shows just how breathtaking a floor can be—you’ll barely even notice it’s purely in black and white!

Tiles that look neat

Tiles that look neat

Specific rooms in your house or building serve specific functions as well. For example, you want bedrooms, offices, and guest rooms to look spic and span, rather than cluttered and messy. For rooms like these, opt for tiles with less extravagant details.

If you understand color theory, you’ll also know that colder shades like blue and green represent safety, cleanliness, and energy. So as long as they don’t clash with your house’s overall theme, going for these colors is a good idea as well.

In this photo, we feature our Tile 058 in Hotel 1925, an understated geometric tile pattern, combined with gentle blues and calm grays of the room’s color scheme. Geometric tiles are great for repetitive yet neat-looking designs.

Tiles that look clean

Tiles that look clean

Moving on to the bathroom, you’ll want tiles that make people feel clean. While plain tiles are an option, you can also go for tiles with minimal detail. Bathrooms, after all, are places where people want to feel safe and sound. Tiles like these are sure to do the trick.

In the photo above, we have Tile BW 062, which features strong, clean lines. Paired with equally-minimal décor and neutral colors, these tiles create the perfect look for contemporary and modern styles. 

Tiles that look like home

Tiles that look like home

Kitchens are the heart of the home. So it’s no question that kitchens need to have the most homey-looking tiles for a truly comfortable, relaxing effect on everyone who enters.

Floral tiles are great for kitchens because flowers often bloom with warm-colored petals. Again, if you have a thing for color theory, you know that warm colors like red, orange, and brown are great for whetting the appetite and encouraging people to eat. Just perfect for the kitchen!

The tile featured in this photo is a custom pineapple-motif tile we made for the charming Subic AirBNB, The Nest By the Sea. If you have a tile design you’d like to see come to life, get in touch with us. We’d love to make your custom tile designs for your project, too! 

Key Takeaway

We hope you can take some inspiration from the floor tile designs we suggested in this article. Floors are a key part of any structure, so making them beautiful is more than a necessity—it’s an art. For more patterned floor tiles, browse the rest of our catalog!