There is no better time than now to reinvent, remodel, update, or start from scratch in your living space. Tile flooring is becoming increasingly popular, and we are here to help you stay up to date on the latest trends. Ceramic and porcelain tile flooring are known for their beauty and function. These highly practical flooring and wall covering materials have a wide range of color and design options. Their versatility offers you the ability to create unique patterns that will give your home the beauty you desire. These are great options if you are looking for something extremely durable.
Ceramic and porcelain can withstand quite a bit of punishment. They are also highly moisture-resistant, so they are safe for damp areas such as basements, or bathrooms. Like hardwood floors, they can give your home’s market value a good boost because of the upscale look ceramic and porcelain add. Buyers appreciate the beauty, durability and easy maintenance of tile. You will also enjoy how easy they are to clean and maintain. Determine the amount of traffic that the area where you install your flooring will have before you start the decision-making process. Also, determine what type of conditions it will be exposed to (i.e. moisture). In this article, we will review some popular tile trends for this summer to help navigate through your options. As always, contact a Flooring Professional near you to get started right away!
Hexagon Tile Flooring
Hexagon tiles are becoming more popular, not in just tiles, but interior design as a whole in 2019. Tiles with geometric patterns, when properly installed, can make your floor or wall look like art. Though, finding the right patterns and colors to go with your project idea and style is key. This can be the difference between having your space look busy or looking fantastic. The grout lines in hexagonal, or geometric tiles, add a different sense of balance to your living space. Its linear structure succeeds in making a uniform design for the tiles. They are extremely versatile, as the design looks great on either the floor or the wall, and the unique shape is simple enough to blend into any décor. You can decide to go with a classic, solid color or mix and match colors and patterns. The possibilities are endless!
Patterns & Colors for Tile Flooring
This flooring trend has been going strong for a couple of years now, and it doesn’t stop this year. Some experts are saying that pattern tiles are the number one trend this summer! Patterned tile brings life to any space with character and dimension, and the options available continue to become more intriguing. Whether on your floor or wall, it is the perfect accent in any room. Either in soft, subtle hues or contrasting colors, the intricate patterns that are available are sure to capture your heart and imagination. Homeowners are beginning to scale back on art pieces and ornaments, instead opting for intricately detailed floor and wall tiles with repeated patterns. Popular color trends this year are neutral/espresso tones, greens, and – of course – blues, though it seems like green will be in the lead this summer. Choose a single shade of green tiles for your bathroom walls and floors, or pair various green tones with the more natural elements in the bathroom, like stone sinks and big wood window frames, to create mindful balance and positive energy.
Matte Tile Floors
This summer, you can expect many homeowners to go with a matte finish. Unlike their shiny counterparts, they push you to focus on their true color and texture. They will never overwhelm in any room, whether used on a wall or floor application, and their soft tones will help make any room a bit cozier. There is a huge variety of stone-effect, wood-effect, slate-effect, and cement-effect, which allows for easy decorating. They are also extremely low maintenance. They work to conceal stains, smudges, and dried water droplets and do not require frequent cleaning. Look for matte to be taking the summer by storm.
Marble or Marble-Inspired Tile Floors
Marble is timeless and elegant and will continue to dominate living spaces this summer. No longer just an extremely expensive item, thanks to innovations in the industry marble has become cheaper to make and more long-lasting. Since it is a natural product, each piece comes with its own unique coloring and style as a result of color shading and differences in veining. The marvels of technology allow manufacturers to design porcelain tile to resemble the natural patterns of marble in almost every aspect. If you are restricted by your budget but still want to enjoy the style, marble-inspired or marble-looking tile is a material to seriously consider this summer.
Tile Floor Textures
Add color depth, variation, and surface interest in any area of your home by incorporating a textured tile this summer. Textures can appear pronounced or subtle, depending on the material used, finish applied, and color desired. Textured tile is a great example of why tile patterns do not have to be repetitive. One of the most popular forms of textured tile to look out for this summer is wood-look tile. It is available in a variety of colors, tile sizes, and “wood grains”, so they can easily match any décor. With wood-look tile, you get the stain and water resistance of traditional tile with the classic beauty of hardwood. This extremely versatile material can be used indoors or outdoors. Manufacturers are able to achieve the distinguished qualities and unique textures of real wood, each plank with its own style and character. Most manufacturers offer products that are available in various textures, such as wire-brushed (which shows the appearance of subtle, intentional wire scratches), rustic/hand scraped (which features long, ingrained scrapes with high variation between planks), and distressed (appears as though it has been through wear and tear).
Choosing the right floor or wall tile can be quite challenging. With so much variety, you will have to decide what color, finish, shape, texture, and even the material you want. Thankfully, you can always refer back to the list to see the hottest trends, and contact a Flooring Professional near you for more information!