2022 Tile Trends: Floor-to-Ceiling Marble Looks

Our celebration of National Tile Day and countdown to Coverings 2022 continues into its second week with another 2022 tile trend. And this week’s trend is sure to impress with its striking designs and equally striking size. That’s right, it’s floor-to-ceiling marble looks. Defined by a sense of movement and grandeur, these tiles are full…


2022 Tile Trends: Plaster Looks

Happy National Tile Day! Each National Tile Day, Why Tile celebrates by starting a countdown. Every week leading up to Coverings, the preeminent event of the North American tile and stone industry, we share one of the tile trends we expect to see this year. These up-and-coming tile trends will be on show at Coverings…


Ceramic Tile: A Healthy Choice for a Healthy Planet

With society’s growing concern for health, we’re scrutinizing the standards of the past and setting the bar higher when it comes to the building products and practices we use in our homes.  Forward-thinking consumers of today realize that health encompasses more than just a clean appearance — that a product shouldn’t be considered “healthy” unless…

2022 Colors of the Year

Every 2022 Color of the Year From the Top Color Experts

Every year, color experts and paint companies choose a color or color palette they feel best represents the current time. While their choices often go on to influence interior decor, design, and fashion, they’re based on much more than trending aesthetic preferences, drawing from pop culture, technology, and even world events. For example, Pantone’s 2021…

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Trend Alert: Stacked Subway Tile

Our favorite tile layout pattern is getting a makeover, and we think you’ll be pleased with the results. In case you haven’t already heard the buzz, we’re referring to subway tile’s newest twist: stacked tile. Stacked subway tile is one of the biggest contemporary tile trends right now. We think you’ll understand why after exploring…

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Tile Color Inspiration Room by Room

Table of Contents Bathroom Color Ideas Master Bedroom Color Ideas Living Room Color Ideas Kitchen Color Ideas Open-Concept Floor Plan Color Ideas Outdoor Room Color Ideas Dining Room Color Ideas Laundry Room Color Ideas Color Inspiration for Any Room of the House Searching for a tile color for your space? With so many attractive tile…

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TCNA Makes History With a Powerful Industry-Wide Material Ingredient Guide

The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) released the innovative, first-ever Material Ingredient Guide at Coverings 2021, a collaborative resource that provides the following for materials used by North American tile, mortar, and grout manufacturers: Details about material ingredients Thorough health assessments  Steps toward material ingredient transparency for manufacturers to share their products’ content and…


Ceramic Tile Shopping Guide

> Read More: What You Need to Know Before Hiring Anyone to Install New Tile Floors and Walls   Operates a legitimate business with reasonable business practices and a policy of standing behind their work Carries all required business licenses and insurance Has a traceable business location so customers can be sure post-installation questions and…


Ceramic Tile’s Benefits for Allergy Sufferers

Anyone who suffers from allergies knows the perils of allergy season, but while we tend to think of the culprits as living outside, many allergens can be found right inside your home. Your home’s flooring, specifically, can contribute to allergies, with certain flooring types harboring dust mites and other allergens, creating an environment conducive to…

Coverings 2022

Tile Trends and Rising Stars From Coverings 2021

In the weeks preceding Coverings ’21, we explored trending tile styles that we highly anticipated seeing in-person at the show: large hexagon tile, assorted aggregates (terrazzo) tile, green tile, XXL tile, and biophilic styles. Instagram style influencers did not disappoint with sneak peeks at what were indeed this year’s hottest trends on the show floor. Likewise,…


2021 Tile Trends: Biophilic Tile

Only one week remains until Coverings ‘21, meaning we have one more 2021 tile trend to explore. Biophilic tile is a trend that started growing last year and has certainly hit its stride in 2021’s post-pandemic renovation surge. Biophilic tile (and biophilic design in general) stems from biophilia, or humans’ innate need to connect with…

Stone-look XXL tile flooring

2021 Tile Trends: XXL Tile

With just a few weeks left until Coverings ‘21, we’re eager to explore yet another 2021 tile trend we expect to see there: XXL tile. We already live in an environment of super-sized portions, so let’s define exactly what XXL tile means. Also called gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs, XXL tile consists of tiles measuring up…