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The humble metro tile is an absolute classic and available in a number of colours.  But it's not just the colour that can influence the look that you choose; the pattern that you decide to lay your tiles in is just as important and can really make a difference to your finished project.

Brick bond

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Brick bond

A classic subway style

Use a contrasting grout to make your tiles pop

Stacked

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Stacked

Effortlessly simple but offers a more contemporary look

Add some extra character by laying vertically or alternating

Herringbone

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Herringbone

Creates diagonal flowing lines for a more decorative style and widening effect

Or a heightening one if laid vertically

Block herringbone

Block herringbone is a slightly easier alternative with no diagonal cuts needed

Basket weave

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Achieve an eye-catching geometric aesthetic

Or play with thirds if you fancy a slightly more complex basket weave

Mix it up

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Combine patterns and add some colour for a unique look