Much has changed in the last few decades in almost every sector of life like with architectural designs and building materials, floor and wall surfaces and the fittings. Contemporary people want everything to be eye-catching as if part of a television show! In terms of colors, the bright and the lustrous are preferred. Some do opt for minimalist designs that contrast blacks and whites in a sterile setting.
Herringbone and chevron are quite similar and very popular. The difference is rectangles and angles. Besides architecture and tile designs, the herringbone pattern is found in jewelry, clothing, wallpaper and several others.
Floor and wall design options
Perhaps for hundreds of years since the Middle Ages, floors were restricted in terms of patterns. The usual flooring was made up of cement and of a few fixed shades. The only alternatives were marble or other forms of natural stone that only the privileged class could afford. Wood also served for excellent flooring, especially in areas where it was found in ample quantity like in forested areas. Wooden floors continue to be loved, but natural wood is costly and prone to decay amidst water.
In love with designer options, it is only natural that a variety of patterns are artistically sketched on the tiles through technology. A variety of surfaces may be printed through inkjet technology like copies of cement, cloth, greenery, oceans, wood, and stone on porcelains. Such surface textures appear very real indeed and it is hard to tell the difference!
Among squares and rectangles, triangles and basketweave patterns and so many others, the herringbone design or the skeleton of the fish is very popular. Complex abstract designs are also in vogue like the natural appearances found on marble surfaces. Imitations of ethnic symbols like the different Asian and African cultures and their dresses and headgear, lamp, temple and building designs are marketed too.