The materials we opt to use in our home can greatly affect its overall look and feel – so what are some of the trending tile designs that we’ve seen this year?
As a construction material, tiles tick all of the right boxes: durability, toughness, practicality and waterproof characteristics – but, they’re also incredibly versatile. With a plethora of colours, finishes, shapes, patterns, designs and sizes to choose from – there’s a tile for just about every occasion.
Thanks to ever-evolving designs, these highly functional and decorative materials have stepped out from fading into the background of a bathroom or kitchen space, and into the spotlight both inside the home and out. Whether you’re looking for tile designs that invoke warmth, luxury or even just practicality, there are few key trending options for both builders and renovators to pay attention to this year.
Six On Trend Tile Designs To Try This Year
The thing about design trends is that some are remixes of classic, and tried and true options, while others are very much considered to be out of the box. What is deemed to be right for your home or dwelling is linked to many variables, such as the room size, it’s function, your budget and what your plans are for the future. In saying that, these are the tile designs currently on trend that we still think are worthy of your attention.
Hexagon Tiles – Hexagon shaped tiles are a tried and true classic in home design, and offer an entirely different look when compared to other traditional rectangular shapes. While patterned tile floors made up of small hexagon tiles have been popular in bathrooms since the early 1900’s, they’re also now popular for kitchen floors, splashbacks and even feature walls. With an enormous range of colours and sizes, it’s worth contemplating this look for your next project.
Stacked Stone Tiles – While everyone seems to love the look of natural stone, sometimes it’s either not practical, not quite in line with the rest of your home’s design, or simply not affordable. Thankfully, stacked stone tiles offer a happy medium as they don’t stain or require any form of sealing, and can rejuvenate a tired looking façade, retaining wall, fireplace, fountain or even as a bathroom feature wall.
Textured White – Whether we like it or not, white on white bathrooms and kitchens are never going to go out of fashion. However, that doesn’t mean that your choice of tile designs are limited. If the standard materials feel too plain or boring for your tastes, but you aren’t quite prepared to dive into experimenting with too much colour, why not try adding a textured white tile to mix up the aesthetics of your kitchen or bathroom?
Pebble Tiles – One of the biggest interior design trends that we’ve seen boom over the course of the last twelve months is bringing the outdoors in. While this is of course very much open for interpretation, when it comes to bathrooms, try adding pebble tiles to the floor of your bathroom or shower. Add a few plants, and it’s easy to feel like you’re basically bathing in a day spa or on holiday at a beach resort on a far off island.
Stone Look Tiles – Whether you’re dreaming about marble or sandstone floors, many renovators are often surprised to learn that stone look tiles can often replicate the real thing. If your budget doesn’t allow for splurging on the look and feel of natural stone, the good news is that there are plenty of high quality lookalikes that are crafted from ceramic or porcelain as a means to achieve this timeless and luxurious design.
Glossy Tiles – Gloss tiles have a reflective and smooth surface that bounces off light, making a room seem brighter and often bigger. This lighting trick makes them perfect for wall tiles in small bathrooms to create a larger looking space. For that touch of luxury use a larger glossy tile throughout the living areas for that show home feel.
Sourcing The Right Tiles To Bring Your Project To Life
While your options for flooring materials are almost limitless, selecting the right type of tile for your home certainly isn’t an easy feat. With each space, comes a different preference or priority: are you chasing style, functionality, or simply want to stay within the budget?
In operation for over 25 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more – for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice.
Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We’re able to work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.