As 2021 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to look back at the tile tips and trends we’ve covered this past year.
More than ever, we’ve had the opportunity to explore how tile benefits every room of the house. Whether you’re looking to revamp a specific part of your home or to take on a house-wide update, these 2021 blog posts from Why Tile will show you the advantages of using ceramic tile for your 2022 home upgrades.
While we ventured out a bit more in 2021 than in 2020 (which brought us our Post-Pandemic Dream Kitchen Guide), many people still preferred to eat and entertain at home this year. As a result, kitchens continued to be a major focus for home renovations and upgrades in 2021.
Specifically, we’ve seen growing interest in using open shelving in kitchens to display attractive dishes, utensils, and decor. We explore this trend in Open Shelving Tile Backsplashes and Tile Walls: Explore Your Options, including options for:
- Natural wood finishes
- Tile backsplash designs
[Related: The Complete Guide to Kitchen Floor Tile]
When it came to the bathroom, we let our inner colors shine in 2021 with a blog on Colorful Bathroom Floor Tiles. Check out the blog for bathroom floor tiles in just about every color of the rainbow, including unique multicolor tile designs.
“Cozy” was our main mood for 2021, and we channeled that feeling with our blog that focused on family rooms. Embrace Cozy Season With These Fireplace Tile Ideas offers various ideas for upgrading your fireplace, plus 17 different fireplace tile designs to choose from.
[Related: Get Cozy With These Outdoor Tile Fireplaces]
A comfortable and relaxing outdoor space is a staple for anyone with the available area. And to make your outdoor space even more livable, an outdoor kitchen may be just what you need.
Ceramic tile lends itself to outdoor kitchens with durability against weather conditions, flame resistance, and bacteria resistance, as well as easy cleaning and numerous design options. Learn more in our guide to Using Porcelain and Ceramic Tile in Outdoor Kitchens.
[Related: Get Outside With Our Guide to Outdoor Tile]
Many people continued to work from home full- or part-time during 2021. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that remote work may be the new norm.
As such, home office additions and renovations have been top of mind this year. While there are numerous functional and technological requirements for home offices, from comfortable chairs to a strong Wi-Fi connection, choosing durable and aesthetically pleasing materials is just as important. Read Using Ceramic Tile in Your Home Office to learn more.
Your laundry room doesn’t have to be boring, but it does have to be functional. Enter ceramic tile.
In Your Guide to Laundry Room Tile, we explain why ceramic tile is ideal for laundry rooms and how to use it, including some of our favorite laundry room tile designs.
Style plays an important role when it comes to powder rooms. Our blog, Show Off Your Style With Powder Room Tile, explains how to make the most of these small spaces. (Hint: Ceramic tile plays a big part.)
As we carry out more and more of our everyday activities at home, we expect to see more spaces designed for multipurpose uses. More than anything else, that means that we’ll need to use low-maintenance and versatile materials.
Six Strategic Reasons for Using Ceramic Tile in Multipurpose Spaces explains some of the main benefits that ceramic tile lends to these spaces.
Additional Helpful 2021 Resources
Are you forming some ideas of how to upgrade your home with tile in 2022? We hope Why Tile can help you with your plans!
Regardless of which room(s) you decide to update, the following additional resources from 2021 will help you understand the benefits of tile and make the best decisions for your 2022 home upgrades: