Plaid floors have really been gaining popularity and I just can’t get enough of them because it’s an inexpensive and easy way to make a beautiful statement in a space. I know, you’re thinking inexpensive Cyndy?! Are you sure? Yep! Stick with me here and I will explain why creating a plaid floor is actually crazy inexpensive and easier than you may think!
Before I jump into the crazy inexpensive options, let me first show you the creative possibilities! Keep in mind, that while many of these examples are black and white plaid, a plaid floor could be done in any color combination!
There are so many beautiful design and color possibilities when it comes to plaid floors. As you can see above, plaid is a great way to spice up a laundry room, bathroom, closet and even an entry way.
Most people don’t realize that plaid floors can be a super inexpensive option. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that you don’t need to buy a certain plaid tile to create the overall patterns that I have just shown you. All you need is three colors of the most inexpensive solid ceramic or vinyl squares to create a beautiful plaid pattern. Yep! I’m talking about that $.50 cent ceramic tile at Lowe’s and Home Depot! You can create a stunning plaid floor with any three solid colors (light, mid-tone and dark colors) and you will have an instant plaid pattern by laying it a certain way.
There are so many different types of plaid patterns that can be created and I made several plaid tile layouts and pattern designs below using only three tile colors for you to see the beautiful design possibilities.
Most of the plaid tiled floors that I shared here are a matte ceramic tile in solid colors but you can also use vinyl squares as well, which are great for a craft room, basement, etc..
via Harvey Maria
If you want to do this in your own home, you’ll need to decide what three colors you want, tile or vinyl squares, and what size tile you want to use. You can go as small as 3″ x 3″ or as large as 12″ x 12″, in larger spaces. You will need to draw out the measurements of your space on paper and color in the tile pattern to scale first to make sure that you choose the right tile size and that the pattern design that will work in the room (don’t forget to include your grout lines for tile on your drawing/measurements, otherwise your measurements will be off).
Just to show you what else is out there, you can buy plaid tile patterns in ceramic, cement, wood and vinyl tiles. Of course, this a more expensive than the $.50 cent tile option but they are pretty fabulous. Some of these patterns could be created with solid tiles as well.
via Cle Tile
via Tile Bar
via Cement Tile Shop
via Floors and Decor
Of course, a plaid tile pattern is fun in other places as well! This mosaic plaid tile wall is everything!!
Another plaid tile in on a bathroom wall.
via Wiseman & Gale
There’s just so many beautiful ways to incorporate plaid into a space. Plaid floors are a great way to add a little kick to a space without having to spend a fortune. Remember, you don’t have to do the traditional black, gray and white. Consider how pretty white, light blue and navy would be or white, light cream and dark cream. So many endless possibilities that my mind is just a churning! How about you? Would you do this in your home?
Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you’re looking for more tile options, you can check out my trend alert post from last week highlighting navy tile by clicking the image directly below.
I absolutely love each one of these examples. I want to do this in my basement laundry room! Thanks for the inspiration.
My pleasure! This was such a fun post to write and I’m so happy to hear you’re inspired! You’ll have to keep me posted and send me a picture if you do your basement floor. Don’t forget, vinyl squares are an option as well and are perfect for basement floors! 🙂
Great post! Having worn a plaid uniform to school every single day of my youth, I had sworn off plaid many years ago. But you have converted me! I love these designs and am now obsessed with the idea. My half bath is next on the remodel list. I see a plaid floor in its future! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Ha! I too wore plaid uniform in high school and hated plaid until lately! I’m so glad to hear that you’re inspired! Thanks for your sweet note! 🙂
hey there Im trying to attempt the plaid where you said the tile is really cheap. when I look up lowes or home depot all I see is wall tile. do you have this in your home? is it wall tile ? or am I looking up the wrong thing, I just didn’t know if everyone is using wall tile and it works on floor also. thank you!
Love it all. What grout colour would you recommend for a 12×12 grey and white checkered floor?