The Brick Lay pattern, or Running Bond Pattern,
is aptly named because it is most
commonly USED in brickwork.
A brick lay is typically used with rectangular
tiles and the end of each tile is lined up
with the center of the tiles which are
both directly above and below it.
This creates a staggered "brick" pattern.
The most common Tile application of the
brick lay pattern is used with subway tiles.
The subway tile was popularized with the
advent of the subway system as an affordable
product that could be manufactured and set
as quickly as the tunnels were being built.
the brick lay pattern is the most
forgiving pattern to use on a surface
that has minor imperfections.
The classic white 3” x 6” subway tile
set in a brick lay pattern has been a staple
in the American home since the 1940’s and
continues to be a popular trend in tile today.