Floor and Wall Tile Trends
For walls and floors that truly pop, you can’t just lay tile out and hope the pattern, look and color looks nice. But what exactly is trending in tile?
A modern classic, the herringbone pattern is one of the most popular tile patterns out there. Those v-shaped rows of rectangles (either subway tiles or larger planks) really pack a punch when it comes to style.
Also known as a running bond, this staggered brick tile pattern has been the go-to style for a reason. Working for either square and rectangle tiles, this pattern is easy to install, and it’s not going out of style any time soon.
Hexagon tiles first gained popularity in the early 20th century, typically used in kitchens accompanied by subway wall tiles. Lately, hexagon tile is seen as ultra-modern, and almost futuristic looking. Imagine super clean, sharp lines, whites, blacks and grays, and very minimalist decor. That’s this new futuristic wave of hexagon tiles.
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Large Tile Planks
This is one trend you can expect to see every year in every style for the foreseeable future. Longer, wider planks make your space look larger, more open and less busy. Available in squares and rectangles, large tile planks allow a classic and cohesive tile look to any room.
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This tile shape that has been sweeping the nation for quite some time now. While subway tile is also considered a pattern, known as the offset pattern, it is also known as a tile shape. Simply put subway tile is a small scale rectangle, that can be laid out in many different styles.
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It’s no surprise that natural wood looks are just about the hottest thing on the flooring market. But did you know the natural wood look has hit the tile market? That’s right, you can get realistic wirebrushed, handscraped and distressed wood looks on your tile floor. So you can have the awesome durability of tile floors, and the classic look of wood.
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Bright, clean, elegant marble floors have been one of the hottest gems on the flooring market for centuries. The truth is, there is a reason marble looks are immediately associated with a refined elegance, they come with quite a price tag.
Don’t worry; there’s good news! Ceramic tile manufacturers have mastered the marble look and they bring it to you in a less porous, more durable, less expensive and more accessible material. It is literally the best of all worlds.
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Stone looks are extremely popular in kitchens and bathrooms, however, they can also bring a modern chic vibe to any room. The continued demand for these natural looks in affordable tile is pushing manufacturers to go beyond, offering beautifully convincing stone looks in slate, travertine, limestone and more.
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Gray has quickly become the most popular trend, not just for flooring, but for homes in general. Gray cabinets, gray doors, you name it, every shade of gray is still hot and trendy for your floors and decor.
In addition to looking chic and trendy, gray floors set the tone of a cool, contemporary home. They give you a neutral backdrop for decorating in virtually any color. Aquas, greens, bright bold colors or even black and white – they will all go with your sleek gray flooring.
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Bright white tiles are super hot in the home. You will see luminous whites contrasting dark, espresso cabinets. Or, white tiles setting the backdrop for a bright, colorful decor. White tiles instantly make your room look bigger, especially if you use large format tiles. Put these tiles in a room with lots of natural sunlight for a truly special look.
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