when it comes to hexagon tile in general, what should design professionals know about this material?
when using hexagonal tile, your design options grow exponentially! a hexagon is made up of 6 sides instead of the standard 4 sides that make up a rectangle or square tile. those 2 extra sides really add up to a myriad of pattern possibilities. Then if you adorn this six sided shape with a pattern - the design possibilities grow even more!
therefore, if you have a project that needs a lot of variety but you'd like to keep a balance to the overall contrasts within the scheme- a hexagonal shaped tile is the perfect solution.
what does the choice of hexagon tile say about the style of the client? (bold, adventurous, classic, modern, etc.)
all of the above. if you take a single color hex – say black- this is instantly a classic surface. but add white to the black hex’s and it instantly becomes bold and dramatic. throw in a patterned black and white hex and it’s now very adventurous!
when it comes to hexagon tile, what are some design or planning mistakes to avoid?
generally, with tile installations there needs to be a 10% increase to the quantities when ordering. however, with hexagons- you need to order 15% more to be on the safe side. also, there can be more installation questions with regard to trimming edges and niches. but if you have a good installer- (and 15% more for cuts) you’ll sail through with no worries at all!
wrap up: last week, we talked all about why hexagon tile is so popular, if you missed it you can read it here. as much as we love the simple square, we love hex tiles even more! this week, anyway:)
as always, if you love tile as much as we do and have used them in a project, please share your project photos with us. they inspire us!