Tile is an extremely versatile material that can be used in nearly any room. From a kitchen backsplash to a bathroom shower or a mudroom floor, tile can create an entirely new look. Depending on the project, it can be a quick and easy way to refresh and revitalize a home.
However, the wrong tile can also make a room or even an entire house feel and look dated. Just changing out the tile on the floor or backsplash can bring any living space into current times. But, unlike paint colors or furniture styles, trends in tile can change rather quickly. If you’re thinking about making updates in your home, here are some 2018 trends in tiling.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
Tile can be used on every inch of a bathroom. It’s waterproof, mildew resistant, and the perfect material for a room with lots of humidity. In kitchens, it’s also ideal for floors and backsplashes due to its easy clean-up.
The most noticeable trend in tile is a move toward darker and more dramatic colors. After the extreme popularity of white subway tile, the direction is now going toward the exact opposite – black! It offers a bathroom or kitchen a dramatic vibe. Be sure to use dark grout, too. Matching the grout will make the tile look sleek. If black is too overwhelming, try navy blue or dark gray.
Metallic tile on bathroom walls or kitchen backsplashes can give your room the sparkle you’ve been looking for. It’s a hot trend, and metallic tile often comes mixed with complimentary glass tile pieces as well. Add other metallic finishes and accessories to complete the room’s decor.
Large tiles are ideal to use on floors and shower walls to give them a seamless look. Large tiles also install faster and easier. Natural stone tiles provide an elegant look to any space.
More Back Splash Ideas
Looking for a dash of style and pattern? Try either a round mosaic tile or the trendy Moroccan tile. Small round tiles add incredible depth and detail to a backsplash. Mix and match patterns and colors for a unique look. Ceramic Moroccan tiles are colorful and handmade. When you install them, you’ll have color, design, and the chicest kitchen in the neighborhood.
If you’re thinking about changing your floors, tile can be the perfect solution. For high moisture or high traffic areas, a real wood floor may not work, so try using tile that looks like wood! Faux wood tile can give a rustic vibe without needing to worry about scratches or gouges. This tile works well in entryways, hallways, bathrooms, and kitchens.
Most floors use larger tiles and, therefore, they can be placed in a variety of patterns. Rectangle tiles can be installed in a chevron pattern for a hot new look. Your foyer will be dazzling.
Again, with all flooring tiles, be sure to use a dark grout. Even though dark grout will help to hide dirt and grime, tile floors still need to be cleaned on a regular basis. With so many tiles to choose from, be sure to talk to a professional to get the best tile for the job.