A Guide in Designing Patterns Using Porcelain Tiles and Ceramic Tiles in the Philippines

What are the best patterns for ceramic and porcelain tiles?

  • Optical Illusions
  • Chevron
  • Basket Weave
  • Hexagonal Shape
  • Arabesque Shape



Two famous types of tiles in the Philippine are ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles. These tile types have their own redeeming qualities.

When installed, ceramic tiles are very strong and stable but it cannot withstand the impact of heavy objects when dropped. Additionally, ceramic tiles have a less porous body (as compared to porcelain tiles) which makes them highly durable even against water.

In terms of the water absorption rate of the two tile categories, people opt for porcelain tiles more due to their low rate of water absorption. This property makes porcelain tiles the perfect tile choice for outdoor areas like the balcony, mainly because the exposure to moisture and rain won’t easily damage them.

Also, porcelain tiles win against ceramic tiles when it comes to durability. This makes the former a more cost-effective tile choice for heavy usage.

Due to the less dense property of ceramic tiles, it is a more suitable choice for those who indulge in DIY projects with tiles. For one, ceramic tiles are much easier to cut; that is, even without the aid of any major cutting equipment. In addition to this, not only are porcelain tiles difficult to cut and shape, they are also more brittle and more delicate than ceramic tiles.

Make sure to only use ceramic tiles for spaces where less moisture is present since it has a higher level of water absorption.

On the other hand, porcelain tiles are appropriate for spaces where there is heavy foot traffic, primarily because it has a high resistance to scratches.

When it comes to the price of these two types of tiles, porcelain tiles are significantly more expensive compared to ceramic tiles in the Philippines.

Either way, both of these tiles for sale are ensured to spruce up your home!



Optical Illusion

Optical Illusions

Even floor tiles can show the illusion of cubes on the floor, an effect that’s fairly easy to achieve.

The only thing that you need is two tiles of almost the same color or contrasting tones, with one being significantly darker than the other. The trick won’t work if the color tones are very similar. And the last piece would be a thin diamond-shaped black tile.

During installation, position the diamond tiles sideways and place the two others below. To properly fit the angled part of the diamond-shaped tile, just adjust the two tiles accordingly.

This pattern is sure to provide an illusion from any point of perspective inside the room.




For a fresh and quirky design that will surely add a touch of fun to every room, check out the chevron pattern.

The movement made by the zigzagged lines seemingly ushers an exciting energy, especially when mixed with pastel colors.

For a more classic yet dynamic tone, a combination of black and white or red and black is guaranteed to work.

The best part about this pattern is that there are now pre-fabricated tiles with a chevron pattern. There’s no need to cut the tiles to smaller sizes then to carefully position them to form the pattern. All you need to do is to align the borders to make sure that there is a seamless transition between the tiles.



Basket Weave

The name “basket weave pattern” stems from its resemblance to the texture of a fiber basket. The only difference is that a basket weave pattern is positioned at a 90° angle.

This pattern is a classic and fool-proof option. Though this is formed from rectangular-shaped tiles, it is extremely simple to achieve.

Another bonus with using this pattern is that fewer tiles are wasted since even the excess tiles can be utilized.



Hexagonal Shape

Hexagonal Shape

For a unique tile design, the hexagonal shaped tile design is a refreshing take that you might want to consider.

Having several varying tile designs will definitely result in a work of art since the shape of the tiles themselves are already a novelty.

For a clean yet striking look, just use a pristine white color. This simple approach can provide a freshness to the room without it appearing dull or stale.

Despite its honeycomb effect, installing a combination of cool-toned colors like emerald and navy blue rendered in a glossy finish can elicit an aquatic feel to a room and achieve different effects. The colors are given more depth and dimension by the shape of each tile.



Arabesque Shape

One way to provide a unique blend of simplicity, elegance, and sophistication to your tiles is by using an arabesque-shaped porcelain tile that draws heavily from Moroccan aesthetic.

You can even opt for a single color for this tile design. After all, the shape of the tiles is more than enough to give your room a visual appeal.

For an additional glam, choose complementary hues for the tiles, then make their colors pop out by using grout in a contrasting hue.

Lastly, using jewel tones with metallic accents can elicit a Moroccan vibe.



Key Takeaway

Key Takeaway

These are just some of the classic tile patterns that can definitely add character to a room.

With this article, you will no longer feel lost when choosing among the floor tiles for sale. Whether you decide to utilize porcelain or ceramic tiles from the Philippines, opting for these tiles are guaranteed to give your home the embellishment it deserves!