One of the best things about tile is its sheer variety. Hence, you can find an option to suit any taste. Thus, including the taste that doesn’t like tile much at all. Therefore, in that case, go for those ceramic planks that look like wood, complete with graining. And in the past few years, tile companies have been seriously upping their game. Hence, expanding beyond the rectangles we know and love to unexpected shapes, colors, and finishes. If the patterned-cement-tile trend has taught us anything, it’s that tile can do wondrous things for a room. Here are some equally stylish tiles, which are well on their way to becoming the next big thing.
If you’ve had enough of the white marble with gray veining that seems to show up everywhere. Therefore, we’ve got some good news: Dark, earthy colors will be trending this year. And they’re going to show up in tile in the form of black and dark brown marble. These unexpected shades offer lots of luxury and drama. But save you the maintenance issues associated with white and light-colored marbles.
If you love the look of patterned encaustic tiles, you might want to take things one step farther with hand-painted tiles. Ultra-luxe, they have an imperfect charm that gives a space a real one-of-a-kind look. Because they’re pricey, consider using them as a border or in a small space, like a powder room.
Tile 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 kitchens and bathroom floors where you want the warmth of wood but extra durability against splashes and stains.
Hexagon and other angular tiles were big last year, but 2019 seems to be the year of the fishscale. These curved tiles are a happy medium between round penny tiles and standard rectangles; on a wall, they create a scalloped pattern that’s softer and more playful than straight-lined geometric shapes.