The Power of Grout Lines

The Power of Grout Lines

Once a part of tiling people despised, now a key step in the design or practical process; grout.


Oh, how we used to despise grout and everything that came with it.  Grout these days comes in an endless supply of colours and even textures. You can even buy stain-proof grout, or dye the colour of the grout you have already used.


There is an endless array of ways to lay your tiles, no matter what size you have chosen. Whether it be the traditional brick pattern used for your subway tiles – or something more abstract – the grout lines in your pattern will dramatically effect the look of your room. Below are some of our favourite (unique) ways to lay some of the formats we have in our showroom.

    1. 1. Herringbone

As seen in a timber look floor tile, source:



2. Stacked Vertical

Seen in our Portobello Liverpool range:


3. Stacked Vertical Halves


4. Stacked Horizontal

Seen in our Portobello Liverpool range:

5. Square Brickbond

As seen on the splashback of a kitchen in white 200×200 wall tiles, source:

6. Vertical Brickbond


As seen in a white subway wall tile, source:


7. Crosswoven Pattern

Shown above is the Portobello Pau Brasil timber look tile in Natural.