Tiles are one of the few design materials of a home that have the ability to completely transform a space. Because of all of the different options to choose from, it can feel overwhelming. So, that's why we have the best tile trends for Summer 2019 to help you start!
Bold Patterns and Colors
This trend is number one on our list because it's become and will continue to grow in popularity. In the years 2017 and 2018, "modern tiles" were all about minimalism. Not anymore. Today, from subway tiles to ceramic, it's safe to say that graphic pattern and bold color tiles can be anywhere and everywhere. This style really gives you the chance to tap into their creative side. Expect to continue seeing an array of bold prints and colors all over tiles. It's all about boldness this year!
Most people are steering towards a muted, neutral color palette for their tile. Best neutral colors to go with? Go gray, blonde or white. They're definitely the hottest neutral tones and will most likely stay popular over the next couple decades.
Forest collection available at Avalon FlooringTile manufacturers are getting better and better at creating tile that realistically mimics wood. Some versions even look reclaimed, with small "imperfections" that seem hand scraped or wire brushed. These tiles come in long planks, just like hardwood, in tons of finishes and are great for kitchen and bathroom floors where you want the warmth of wood but with extra durability against splashes and stains.
Really, has the marble look ever been out of style? Bright, clean, elegant marble floors have been one of the hottest gems on the flooring market for centuries. Unfortunately, most people can't afford straight up marble flooring in their homes. However, 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.
Like the marble look, this trend is also not really new. Natural wood and stone looks are increasingly becoming more popular due to their surge in accessibility. These looks are extremely popular in kitchens and bathrooms.
The popularity and sophistication of matte finish tiles followed us this year. They feature a soft but powerful beauty—a style that does not get too overwhelming. An advantage of matte tiles is that they don't show smudges and water marks as easily as glossy tiles. This makes them ideal for the bathroom floor, especially in busy bathrooms. The low sheen makes them easier to maintain.
Textured & Dimensional
Add variation, color depth and surface interest in any area by using textured and dimensional tiles. Textures can appear subtle or pronounced depending on the material used, finish applied and the color desired.
3D dimensional tiles can inspire just about anything, from a feeling to an object or place. But when it's all said and done, it's usually considered a piece of art. This trend comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles which can be combined into endless combinations for a one-of-a-kind feeling space.
Today, we're seeing less of the traditional square shapes and more creative shapes that offer eye-catching looks to a space. Shapes that are making their way into the popular stage are hexagons, octagons, diamonds and Moroccan.
Terrazzo tile has become one of the most versatile tile options in the industry today. It's made by mixing marble, granite, quartz or glass chips in a cement binder. It's one of the toughest and attractive tile material options.
Big tile is, well, big this year. The starting size of this large trend is 2-foot-by-4-foot tiles. Larger sized tile planks mean less grout lines and larger looking space.
Choosing the right tiles for your home can be quite a challenge. There is so much variety. You have to choose what color, finish and shape you want, not to mention the material itself. Hopefully, this information on tile trends will help you decide which tiles will look best on your floors or walls.
At Avalon Flooring, we want to make sure you're happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring—and as your partner in home design, we'll be there every step along the way. Consider us your "One-Stop Shopping" destination for all things flooring…(and window treatments)!
Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we're here to make sure you'll be proud of it for years to come.
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