Tile Trends for 2017

Tile Trends for 2017

With 2016 coming to an end soon, interior designers have begun looking toward trends for 2017. Like any home improvement product, tile also has trends from year-to-year and some of those that have come to light for 2017 may be surprising. These are some of the tile trends for 2017 that designers are seeing.

Warmer Colors

Over the past few years, cooler colors have prevailed, but it appears that warmer colors will be one of the tile trends for 2017. Many believe that terracotta will be prevalent in the upcoming year, although the look will be much different than when terracotta was the trend in the 1980s. In 2017, they will be popular in natural matte finish used in feature walls, in bathrooms or cladding fireplaces.

Inspired by Jewels

Metallics, raw-cut quartz and opal will add sparkle and interest to tile in 2017. This will replace the light, pastel colors that have been popular in recent years. Instead, an earthy, raw look will become popular, allowing stone to stand out in the rooms where it is used.

Darker Metals

Although copper, brass and rose gold will continue to dominate in 2017, black steel and burnished metals will grow in popularity in the upcoming year. Steel and darkened metals add contrast in décor that adds a dynamic look that is harder to achieve with silver or gold finishes. In addition to darker metals, technology now allows tiles to be created that look like natural stone or wood, and these will become trends in 2017. Brick and marble looks are also growing popular.

Unique Tiles

Many designers predict that subway tile will begin to lose its popularity somewhat in the upcoming year. Instead, patterns, stone and other types of tile seem to be growing in use. New options that are being labeled “finger” or “kit-kat” are also getting some buzz for the new year. In addition, format and plank tiles have provided additional decorating options as some are thin enough they can be used almost anywhere, even in elevators where weight is a factor.

Larger Tiles

Small tiles seem to be waning for home improvement with more people asking for large tiles for their decorating needs. Many of the large tiles requested are patterned, which is also a change from recent years. Larger tiles in rectangular shapes are becoming increasingly popular as well.

Patterned tile as well as tile in unique colors are also trending for 2017. If you are interested in learning more about these tile trends for 2017, contact one of our customer service representatives who can help you get the look you want. You can reach them by phone or online to learn more about trends in tile.

Kitchen Tiles: How Do You Choose?

Kitchen Tiles How Do You Choose

The decision to install tiles in the kitchen is a great place to begin planning a beautiful enhancement in a room that is visited often. Don’t feel as though the floor is the only place you can use tiles.

There are so many versatile styles that can be applied in many different ways. Our guide is going to help you figure out what you would like to accomplish, as well as the specific type of tile that should be used.

Location of the Tile

Narrowing the types of tiles is easier once you figure out exactly where you want to feature this material. Flooring as certain limitations because the surface has to be durable and safe to walk on, but a purely decorative backsplash behind the stove would leave more options.

Think about which areas you feel could benefit the most from added style and design your project for this location.

Decide on your Favorite Material

Kitchen tiles are made of materials like ceramic, vinyl, cork, porcelain and other styles that are easy to install in symmetrical rows. If the desired application is in flooring, the stronger options include cork, vinyl, and bamboo. Ceramic, porcelain, and quarry tiles are suitable for floors as well as use as a countertop.

Since walls and backsplashes do not need to be as durable, decorative glass tiles are often saved for this specific type of installation.

Decide on your Favorite Material

Consider the Budget

Custom ceramic tiles are going to fall into the higher price range, so try not to get sold on any ideas before comparing with your budget. Inexpensive linoleum or vinyl might be sufficient for the job while staying well within your comfort zone. While you are browsing different materials, get some help estimating the total cost of different materials that catch your eye to make the decision easier.

Think About Typical Kitchen Use

Ensuring that your investment will last for a long time really relies on installing a tile that fits the lifestyle of your family. Ceramic is an exceptional choice if you do a lot of cooking because it isn’t damaged by high heat. However, it could easily be damaged if heavy cookware bumps into the uneven surface. Consider the positive and negative attributes of the materials to figure out which option provides the most important advantages.

Think About Typical Kitchen Use

Be Cautious With Flooring

All flooring tiles should be labeled as such as so that you know it’s a suitable walking surface. Quarry tile has a refined look, but limestone or clay would be the best choice if you like a more natural style. As long as you stick with a material that is durable, easy to clean, and resistant to stains then you should make a great choice.

Get Creative with the Backsplash

There’s no reason to feel limited with backsplash options as long as they are created from a material that is easy to clean. Decorative glass or an unusual metal could be applied without worry because the kitchen tile will be left alone once installed. It’s up to your personal taste to decide how bold or subtle you want to be with the kitchen backsplash.

8 Secret Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Kitchen Backsplash

8 Secret Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Kitchen Backsplash

The backsplash is a staple of the modern kitchen design because it is equally functional and decorative. It makes sense to protect the wall from cooking and cleaning stains while featuring a stylish accent that is visually appealing. Material options are not limited to traditional ceramic tiles with the increasing popularity of less common designs. Step up the personal touches in the kitchen by featuring a stunning backsplash design that reflects personal style and creativity.

Laser-cut tile
Frequently created with quartz or marble, intricate tiles that are cut into elaborate designs fit together perfectly for an exquisite design.

Diagonal tile
The sleek design created by placing diamond-shaped tiles creates a clean finish for homeowners that prefer a basic style. It is worth noting that the construction is more complex when fitting the top and bottom pieces correctly, and the installer will likely charge a higher fee.

Bold pattern tile

Bold pattern tile
Covering a large wall with wallpaper is such an outdated design solution, but tile featuring a large pattern is an elegant alternative. Overscale patterns are easy to match and repeat to suit any size wall in need of a backsplash.

Subway tile
The classic design of the tile often used in subway stations will never go out of style. Materials are easy to set to cover a small area behind a sink or extending all the way to the ceiling.

Kitchen Backsplash

Herringbone tile
Laying out individual pieces of texturally stimulating herringbone pattern tiles seems extremely tedious, but it is possible to skip the hassle by ordering materials already set on a piece of backing material.

Industrial Chic
Rustic meets contemporary in a marriage of sheer sophistication with this style. Envision textured surfaces arranged with clean lines that demand the admiration of anyone that enters the room.

Specialty-shaped tile

Specialty-shaped tile
It’s easy to work with simple squares, but there is no limit when working with a skilled manufacturer that is willing to work with specific shape and color preferences.

Custom mosaic tile
Manufacturers offer a selection of mosaic designs, but imagine the possibilities of a custom piece created and installed by an actual artist.

This is only a sample of the unique material options that could be used to create a custom backsplash design. Many homeowners view this feature as a final touch, but we believe that an inspired vision can make it the focal point of the entire room. It only takes a moment to fill out the contact form so that we can begin collaborating on a truly unique design.