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Shape Spotlight: Picket

By Kali |

Inspired by the classic hexagon silhouette, Picket slims and elongates this timeless shape for a fresh look. Picket is one of our larger specialty shapes and can be installed in three different patterns, which we're showing on today's blog! 

Our Picket tile.

Braided Pattern: 
Our Picket in the braided pattern has quickly become an employee and client favorite. The organic look creates a soothing effect for both a floor or wall application. 

Our Picket tiles in a braided pattern.

Braided Pattern: 
Our Picket in the braided pattern has quickly become an employee and client favorite. The organic look creates a soothing effect for both a floor or wall application. 

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Tile Shown: Pickets in Sea Glass. Design: M. Walter Design; Image: Chase Daniel 

The install above has a darker grout which highlights the pattern, if you want a softer look, choose a grout color slightly lighter than your chosen tile color: 

Pickets in Salton Sea

Tile Shown: Pickets in Salton Sea // Design: Dawn Cook Design // Image: Suzuran Photography // Installation: Woodworks Design

This shape and pattern is popular in commercial spaces too: 

Picket tiles in Morning Thaw.

Tile Shown: Pickets in Morning Thaw // Design: Janice Camp // Image: Andres Garcia Lachner

A blend is a beautiful way to highlight this organic pattern: 

Pop-up turned restaurant, FOB Kitchen showcases its Filipino roots with the bar's blue Braided Picket Tile blend, evocative of the Philippines' famous turquoise-tinged beaches.

Tile Shown: Pickets in Naples Blue, Bora Bora, + Adriatic Sea // Design + Photos: FOB Kitchen

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Tile Shown: Pickets in Basalt + custom colors // Design: T-D Architecture // Image: Patricia Chang

Straight Set Horizontal:
We think that our Picket can be treated as an alternative to subway tile. Install it in a horizontal straight set for a look that feels classic, but with a twist. From residential to commercial spaces, the shape can find itself right at home in this pattern. 

Pickets in our refreshing aqua blue, Glacier Bay.

Tile Shown: Pickets in Glacier Bay

San Francisco's Dandelion Chocolate chose our Pickets in White Wash for their Ferry Building location: 

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Tile Shown: Pickets in White Wash

Pickets look just as good in neutral colors as they do in more bold hues. Mister Jiu's, a new San Francisco restaurant opted for straight set Pickets in Adriatic Sea for their men's bathroom. This installation proves that you can use a large shape like this in a smaller space for a beautiful result. 

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Tile Shown: Pickets in Adriatic Sea; Design: Boor Bridges; Image: Patricia Chang 

Vertical Straight Set: 
If you are working with more vertical space or want to create the illusion of more height, go for this shape in a vertical orientation. 

Picket tiles in Ultra Cream with Black Patine

Tile Shown: Pickets in Ultra Cream with Black Patine

Looking for a tile that could hold its own, designer Francesca Albertazzi, opted for Pickets to complement her forest green kitchen cabinets: 

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Tile Shown: Pickets in Frost // Design: Francesca Albertazzi // Images: Janis Nicolay

Thinking about doing a focal point in your kitchen? Pickets pair easily with surrounding field tile. 

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Tile Shown: Pickets in Sand dune

The install below showcases Pickets in a vertical pattern that really adds more height to the space. 

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Tile Shown: Pickets in Pyrite; Design: Destination Eichler 

Adorned in our Picket tiles, this serene, spa bathroom makes for the sweetest escape: 

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Tile Shown:Pickets in Celadon // Design: Arcsine // Image: Paul Dyer

Thinking pickets might be perfect for your project? Order samples online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented design consultants will get back to you shortly. 

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