Herringbone tiles are back with a vengeance. If you’re looking to give your home interiors an update but want something that breaks the mould when it comes to tile patterns and layouts, you’re in the right place.
Right here, you can browse our herringbone wall and floor tile collection that’s brimming with a variety of stylish colours, finishes and sizes we know you’ll love.
Whether you’re looking for a glam herringbone kitchen tile or a quirky design to spruce up your bathroom floors, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from.
All you need to do is decide which herringbone mosaic tiles tick all your boxes and you’re guaranteed to give your home decor a luxurious touch.
What are herringbone tiles?
Herringbone tiles are like many other types in terms of materials and practical benefits, but it’s their thin rectangular shape and the signature pattern they’re laid in that give them their name.
Laid at 90-degree angles to one another, the design of herringbone tiles is said to resemble the bone structure of a fish skeleton - the herring, to be more precise.
This pattern can often be confused with chevron tiling, as the two feature similar angular layouts. However, chevron tiles feature diagonally cut edges that typically sit flush with one another to create a distinctive point, whereas herringbone rectangular tiles overlap.
To pull off the iconic herringbone tile pattern, you have two options. The first is to use individual rectangular-shaped tiles, such as flat or bevelled metro tiles, which are laid perpendicular to each other in an L shape. This method can be a little tricky to pull off as you need to ensure each tile is laid perfectly straight and evenly to prevent the finished design from looking wonky.
The other option is to buy sheets of herringbone mosaic tiles (like those you’ll find here) which are already positioned to give you straight, even lines. All you need to do is align the sheets to ensure the pattern remains straight and consistent for a professional finish.
Whichever option you choose for laying your herringbone tiles, we’d recommend seeking the help of a professional tiler. As one of the more complex patterns, the last thing you want is off-centre lines ruining the luxury look.
Why choose herringbone tiles?
When it comes to deciding whether the herringbone tile look is the way to go in your home, we’re here to help. Tiling offers interior decoration possibilities galore throughout the home, but add a striking herringbone wall or floor tile pattern into the mix and you have a winning combination of style and practicality. Here’s why:
- Water resistance: tiles offer outstanding resistance to water and, whether you choose a ceramic or porcelain herringbone tile, you can enjoy complete peace of mind that your walls and floors are suitably protected. Your herringbone tiles will be ideally suited to use in wet areas like bathrooms, wet rooms and kitchens
- Durability: throw in the hardness and strength of herringbone tiles and you’ll have a floor and wall covering that’s made to last for years. Scratch and stain-resistant, their hard surface will stand up to daily wear and tear with ease, even in busy areas, helping them to remain looking pristine for longer
- Practicality: it pays to factor in upkeep when you’re choosing tiles for your home, and the good news is that herringbone tiling doesn’t require any special treatment other than a regular wipe over with warm water and a standard cleaning agent. This means you can enjoy the luxurious aesthetic that herringbone tiles deliver with minimal maintenance
- Versatility: the herringbone tile pattern exudes elegance and can be incorporated into your home in countless different ways. With herringbone mosaic tiles in an array of colours and finishes, you can create any look you want. From vintage-inspired parquet floors using wood-effect herringbone tiles to creating cutting-edge glamour with dark blues and shiny black options, the only limit is your imagination
- Character: one of the real unique plus points of installing herringbone tiles in bathrooms, kitchens and beyond is the character and interest they bring to a space. With their striking pattern, you can instantly add depth and texture. Whether you want to go clean and minimalist using matt white herringbone mosaics or pretty and playful with tiles in pastel shades, it’s easy to bring charm to every room
Herringbone tile colour options
Herringbone tiles are guaranteed to give your walls and floors a standout finish with their signature pattern, but colour also has a part to play.
To help you pull off your dream interior, you can shop our herringbone tile range to find colour options including:
- Black: combined with the herringbone pattern, black is a sure-fire way to give your home a luxurious, high-end finish with walls and floors that demand to be noticed
- White: champion classic interiors with white herringbone tile options in all-white or flecked marble designs. On walls, they create eye-catching splashbacks for kitchen and bathroom sinks, while herringbone floor tiles can help define zones or add texture to vast areas
- Grey: whether you go pale and interesting or dark and brooding, grey herringbone tiles lend a chic feel to any space. But that’s not all. Delivering oodles of style and evergreen appeal, you can have peace of mind that your interiors will always stay on trend
- Green: evoking a sense of tranquillity and a closeness to nature, green interiors can provide that soothing sanctuary in your home, whether that’s pastel hues or something on the darker side of the colour wheel
- Blue: paired with blush pink or gold accents, our blue herringbone tiles are right at home in luxury home interiors, be that a statement bathroom or trendy kitchen design
- Pink: create a pretty pastel-coloured mosaic design on your walls with our light pink herringbone tiles. These pale and elegant tiles are ideal for a cute and colourful children’s bedroom or a cosy contemporary living space adorned in soft, warming pastel shades
- Brown: for a more traditional look, explore the variety of light and dark brown hues in our wood-look designs - an ideal choice for rustic interiors with a modern twist
- Marble-effect: among our white and grey herringbone mosaic tiles you’ll find a choice of luxurious imitation marble tiles made from cost-effective porcelain. Boasting the same dainty veining as you’d find on genuine marble tiles, our white or grey marble-effect herringbone floor tile designs bring the aesthetic benefits of genuine marble without the premium price tag
- Mother of pearl: arguably the most opulent option in our herringbone tile range is our black mother of pearl design. Featuring stunning natural colour variations, these genuine mother of pearl herringbone tiles are completely impervious to water and resistant to contamination - making them a practical and hygienic choice as well as a stunning design feature in their own right
Herringbone materials and finishes
At Tiles Direct, we recognise that tile material and finish also have an important role to play in the finished look of tiled areas in your home.
So, when it comes to our herringbone tiles, you’ll find a few options available to help you pull off your dream look.
- Ceramic: if you want a herringbone wall tile that’s durable and versatile, any one of our ceramic options is made for the job of giving walls exceptional style that will last for years. But that’s not all - our ceramic options can also be used on floors, meaning you can enjoy beautiful herringbone patterns with tiles on any surface you choose
- Porcelain: with a harder core, porcelain provides that extra strength and sturdiness that makes it perfectly suited to high traffic areas of the home. From busy kitchens to hallways, herringbone floor tiles made from porcelain are resilient against everyday moisture, scratches and impacts
- Shell: give your home a shimmery glow with herringbone wall tiles made from natural shells. With a pearly sheen and natural hues, these herringbone pattern tiles are guaranteed to create an eye-catching feature wall in bathrooms, kitchens and beyond
- Matt: with a slightly dull, flat finish, matt herringbone tiles are an ideal choice for modern, understated interiors. From kitchen splashbacks to hallway floors, matt finish herringbone tiles deliver a chic and textured look to interiors
- Gloss: in contrast, tap into the light-reflecting properties of glossy herringbone tiles for luxury bathrooms, kitchens and more. Perfect for making compact, dim spaces feel bigger and brighter, polished herringbone tiles are right at home in any room of the house
- Marble: if you want to give your home a high-end finish, herringbone pattern tiles with a marble-effect finish could be all that’s needed. Mirroring the look of real marble, these tiles come with realistic detailing and pretty patterns as standard
- Wood: equally elegant, our herringbone wood-look tiles are perfect for bringing texture and a natural feel to interiors. Whether you go for wood-style herringbone kitchen tiles for your splashback or a parque-style bathroom floor, you’ll never tire of their natural beauty
As well as the range of colours, materials and finishes you’ll find in our herringbone wall and floor tile collection, you’ll also find a variety of size options to choose from, including:
- 20.4cm x 28cm
- 20.9cm x 24.7cm
- 27cm x 28.7cm
- 28cm x 29.2cm
- 28cm x 33cm
- 28.5cm x 30cm
- 31.8cm x 24.7cm
Style inspiration for herringbone tiles
If you’re all set to make herringbone tiles your decor material of choice in your next home update, let us share some of our favourite design ideas. Even if you have your heart set on a particular colour or design, having a little extra food for thought can’t do any harm...
- Perfect parquet floors: harking back to a bygone era, parquet floors ooze a sense of heritage and class with their criss-cross herringbone design. However, even if you’re lucky enough to have the real deal, these tiles can require regular maintenance to keep them in good condition - but there is another way. Our wood-look herringbone floor tile designs boast the appearance of an authentic parquet floor with the bonus of durability and robustness. This makes these tiles the ideal choice for floors throughout the home, leaving you with a stunning wooden floor complete with hassle-free upkeep
- Floors with flair: with herringbone mosaic tiles, you aren’t limited to using them to recreate parquet floors. With their striking pattern and a choice of vibrant colours, you can give floors added flair with a bold style statement. From on-trend black herringbone bathroom floor tiles to smaller mosaic tiles in mixed colours for a stunning decorative finish, the world is your oyster when it comes to using your floors to create a statement feature
- Quirky kitchen splashbacks: walls are also prime real estate for making an impact with your interior design, and a kitchen splashback could be the ideal place to start. Our glossy herringbone tiles in teal boast a slightly antique look and are ideal for injecting colour and character into these functional rooms. For a more modern twist, pair a pastel pink herringbone kitchen tile design with grey or white cabinets for a fresh and feminine look
- Blissful bathrooms: if you’re looking to transform your bathroom into a blissful haven, incorporating blues and greens into your design will work a treat, especially with a herringbone tile pattern. From calming mint green to dramatic denim blue, using herringbone tiles in your bathroom will bring texture and depth to this functional space, making it a relaxing place to enjoy spending time
- Luxurious living spaces: kitchens and bathrooms are an obvious choice when it comes to where to use tiles, but you can incorporate herringbone tiles into any living space to create a stand-out feature. From luxury fireplaces with soft grey herringbone tiles to bright white herringbone floor tiles, the intricate and attractive herringbone pattern of these tiles is the ideal way to create attention-grabbing focal points in any room
Why shop with Tiles Direct?
At Tiles Direct, we’ve built strong relationships with reputable suppliers across Europe to ensure we deliver the best quality products at the best prices, each and every time. This means that, if you find the same tile at a lower price anywhere else, we won’t just match that price - we’ll beat it. This price match promise ensures you always get the best deal on the market.
We’re also here to make your online tile shopping experience as simple and hassle-free as possible. That’s why, with each product, you’ll find a handy online tile calculator to give you a clear view of the cost of the whole job right from the start. Plus, we offer a tile sample service so you can see how your favourite tile will look in situ before you buy in bulk. Simply order your sample tile online for as little as 99p.
Once you’ve found the herringbone tile design for you, head to the checkout to order your herringbone tiles and we’ll take care of the rest - we’ll even deliver your tiles for free when you spend over £499.
So, what are you waiting for? Browse our complete range of high-quality herringbone mosaic tiles online today and give your home a timeless, luxurious update. Got a question for us? Our tile experts are on hand to help, head to our Contact Us page to find the best way to reach us.