Hottest Tile Trends 2018

If you’re looking for the best tile trends 2018- we’ve got you covered! We’ve rounded up the best tile trends 2018 that are flying off the showroom shelves and into our customer’s homes.

Penny Round Tiles

This versatile and classic style has been making a steady comeback the past few years. Penny Round Tiles have been around for at least a century and it was common to see them used in bathrooms or kitchens in the early 1900’s. Unfortunately, back then they were limited in color offerings, textures, and finishes. Today’s version is vibrant and unique; with offerings, in just about any look you could hope for: Matte, Glossy, Stone Look, Multi-Color and more. There will be no problem finding one that fits your space perfectly. And, if you are looking to achieve a more contemporary look, but still love the look of the penny round tiles, try experimenting with contrasting or matching grout.


Penny Round Tile
Hudson Penny Round Tile in Denim Blue
Penny Round Tile in Brownstone
Hudson Penny Round Tile in Brownstone
Penny Round Tile in Mint Green
Hudson Penny Round Tile in Mint Green


Hexagon Tiles

In the early 20thcentury, hexagon tiles gained popularity in kitchens and were often accompanied by our friend the subway tile.  Today’s version offers clean and sharp lines with classic colors of whites, grays, and blacks and suits a minimalist décor style effortlessly. We’ve seen a large wave of hexagons being used as kitchen backsplashes and the look does not disappoint – another use to consider is using them on walls as a feature and if you opt for the larger size hexagon tiles you are sure making a dramatic impact in your overall design. Hexagon tiles are timeless but also a great tile trend 2018!

8" Hex Porcelain Tile
Bardiglio 8″ Hex Porcelain Tile in Deco

Patterned Tile

Last year patterned tile made our top trends list and this tile trend is still going strong in 2018! Patterned Tile brings life to any space with its dimension and character and each year the options become more intriguing. Their historical origins are up for debate – Mexico, Spain, France, Brazil, Turkey, and Nicaragua all claim their influence but one thing we are certain is that this trend is making quite the resurgence in the US. And while it’s not a “new” trend we can’t ignore the fact that they are timeless and can be effortlessly reinvented in your kitchen, bathroom, hallways or even living rooms. With titles available in a variety of art deco styles, micro-florals, and even geometric designs, you can’t help but be inspired.

Harmonia Vintage Patterned Tile in Black
Bondi Patterned Tile
Bondi 23 1/3 x 23 1/3 Patterned Tile in Mirror
Harmonia Kings Star Patterned Tile in Night

Metal-Look Tile

The once industrial look of metal is making its way into the heart of many homes these days with Metallic or Metal looking tile. Over the past few years, we have been seeing a rise in popularity in this look and we are here to say that in 2018 metallic tones aren’t going anywhere. They are perfect for more modern and contemporary designs as a flooring option but if you want a fun conversation starter in your home, consider a backsplash in the kitchen or bathroom or create a feature wall in your bedroom or dining area.

Alloy Esagono Hex Mosaic Porcelain Tile in Ivory/Taupe

Brick Look Tile

Another repeat from last year that made it to the tile trends 2018 list is Brick Look Tiles. A brick wall is a long-time favorite in the home décor world and brick look tile is the perfect modern twist on a classic design element. The look is not only stylish and timeless but is also affordable. So, whether you want to create an “exposed” brick wall, a rustic backsplash or even want to take it to the floor to emulate a real sense of country living – Brick Look Tiles are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures, so finding one to fit your design perfectly won’t be difficult.

Chicago Brick Tile in the color State Street
Chicago Brick Tile in State Street
Chicago Brick Tile in the color Southside
Chicago Brick Tile in Southside

Dimensional Tile

A three-dimensional tile will create a wow factor in any space it is used in. This trending tile style includes wavy ridges, beveled subway, and even herringbone tiles and comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and styles. When these different elements are combined you have an extremely versatile tile that will create one-of-a-kind spaces from design styles that are bold and modern to even subtle and classic.

Glacier Matte Ceramic Wall Tile in White Wind

Reclaimed / Distressed Wood Look Tile

Last year we mentioned that while we wouldn’t call wood look tile a “new” trend it was gaining momentum and that still holds true in 2018. As the technology advances, tile manufacturers are producing tile with a level of detail that matches not only wood but also distressed or reclaimed wood giving homeowners endless possibilities for achieving the coveted wood look in their home.  With a variety of plank sizes, colors and finishes, wood look tile allow you to have a timeless design without the hassle of maintenance.

Kris Kros 2 1/2x16 Wood Plank Tile in Gold
Kris Kros 2 1/2×16 Wood Plank Tile in Gold
Driftwood II 8x48 Wood Plank Tile in Fog
Driftwood II 8×48 Wood Plank Tile in Fog


Dining area with white shell chairs on old terracotta floor in renovated country house

Home Improvement Dreams Come True with the Hottest Tile Trends 2018

There are many different tile trends of 2018, but no matter which you decided to choose for your next renovation – Avalon Flooring is here to make your home improvement dreams a reality!

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.

If you have any questions, please email us.