We’re a little more than halfway through the year and it might be time to revisit some of those New Year’s plans you made. For some, those goals might have included an interior renovation or two, as part of a desire to keep your home feeling fresh and exciting. There have been exciting developments in wall and floor tile trends this year that can add stunning, functional, and comfortable changes to your interior.
Wood-look tiles have been around for some time now but their momentum and popularity has finally approached a fever pitch. Wood-look is a type of vinyl or porcelain tile that delivers the appearance and texture of treated wood without any of the associated vulnerabilities, maintenance needs, and costs. The planks flawlessly replicate the varying shades, hues, and whorls that naturally come with wood flooring, but are easier to install and resistant to water. You can even use the wood-look tile in your bathroom for a head-turning style.
Terracotta is a type of ceramic tile that captures a unique earthenware look while contributing a level of natural warmth to any space. Terracotta tiles are inherently brighter and feature warmer colours, which are part of the predicted tile trends for 2017, so it’s no surprise that they’d make the list. Their natural matte or textured finish is icing on the cake and helps provide a touch of classical character to a room or outdoor space.
Geometric-based designs have maintained popularity for some time and hexagon tiles have carried this trend forward into 2017. Even if you aren’t strictly aiming for a honeycomb-style look, hexagon tiles can deliver a trendy chic that manages to be both simple and playful simultaneously. They form a stylish framework that can be customized as your creative side wishes, from mixing in graphics to colour contrasting combos. You’ll be sure to find the arrangement that best suits your personal expression.
The idea of a metallic tile might seem odd at first blush but the design aesthetic is quite sound. One of the growing tile trends for 2017 is letting new innovations create looks that were previously impossible. In this case, that look extends to metallic sheens and colours appearing in floor and wall tiles or as accents to existing patterns. Give them a look and you might be pleasantly surprised, especially if you’re after a smooth, clean, eye-catching appearance.
Brick look tile is another type of porcelain that brings all the benefits of its material but with the appearance of lain bricks. The speckled, shaded arrangement offers a stunning urban image regardless of whether it is used on the walls or floor. The effect has a strong European vibe and is worth a look by anyone with an interest in foreign flair.