Back to Nature: Ceramic Tile in Earth Tones

Inspired by the colors found in the outdoors, earth tones are soothing shades that bring the calm and peacefulness of nature to your home.  Ceramic tile presents a great opportunity to incorporate earth tones into your interior decor. Before you jump to conclusions, we’re not just talking about a range of browns and beiges, but…

Ceramic Tile for Universal Design & Minimalist Trends

Interior decor trends are rarely both fashionable and functional — until now.  Minimalism and universal design are currently two of the hottest trends in home decor. While the two aren’t exactly the same, these styles have plenty of elements in common that enhance both styles. Ceramic tile’s clean lines, ease of maintenance, and design versatility…

How to Add Hygge to Your Home

The Danish design trend hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) involves creating a comfortable home in which to spend quality time and connect with your loved ones. Hygge is more of a concept or way of life than any one thing, which is why there isn’t an adequate English translation for the word. A hygge approach promotes well-being…

Staggered hexagon tile

The Tile Trends We Saw at Coverings ’20

Instagram lifestyle influencers helped us explore tile trends leading up to Coverings ’20. We explored some impressive trending tile styles: giant gemstones, nonrectangular shapes, mixed geometrics, countertops, wood looks, industrial chic, modern marble, and speckled surfaces. In the wake of COVID-19 precautions, our experience with 2020’s tile design trends at Coverings was reimagined in an expanded digital…

2020 Tile Trends: Speckled Surfaces

We’re extending our celebration of National Tile Day another week with a spectacular 2020 tile trend: speckled tile surfaces. Given postmodernism’s recent comeback in the world of design, it’s not surprising to see speckled surfaces as one of this year’s biggest tile trends. Look out for technicolor dots and specks, playful chips and fragments both…

2020 Tile Trends: Modernized Marble

We still have more 2020 tile trends to share with you in honor of National Tile Day! This week brings a contemporary interpretation of a classic favorite: marble-look tile. Marble looks and other traditionally inspired ceramic materials are adapting to the contemporary styles of 2020. Normally seen as floor tiles, marble looks are a luxurious…

2020 Tile Trends: Industrial Chic Tile

Our celebration of National Tile Day isn’t over yet! We’re extending the celebration with another look at a top 2020 tile trend.  In contrast with the warm feel of the refined natural wood looks we highlighted last week, this week brings us an emphasis on urban design and its unique aesthetic traits. Metal- and concrete-look…

2020 Tile Trends: Refined Natural Wood Looks

Our extended celebration of National Tile Day continues with another 2020 tile trend, but this week’s trend isn’t a style newcomer. The natural wood look has been a staple in the tile industry for years, and was even one of the 2019 tile trends we highlighted last year. This year, we’re taking a different approach…

2020 Tile Trends: Counter Culture

For our focus on the tile trends of 2020, we highlighted geometric tiles with mixed colors last week and now we’re graduating from intricate designs to gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs. The increasing availability and variety of these large-format tiles has seen them become a popular countertop material. Wow-factor aside, gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs are an…

2020 Tile Trends: Mixed Geometric Tile

Another week, and another 2020 tile trend to celebrate National Tile Day!  Last week highlighted nonrectangular tiles, and this week we’re looking at shapes again — but with a twist. Homeowners, designers, and architects can play with creativity in 2020 by sprinkling same-shaped tiles of another color into a layout.  The possibilities are nearly endless…

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue

Pantone has announced its color of the year for 2020, and we couldn’t be happier with the choice: classic blue.  “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Pantone This timeless blue…

Tile Trends We Love: Blue Backsplash Tile

Ceramic tile has been around for thousands of years, and we still haven’t exhausted all the tile style possibilities. Most recently, we’ve seen blue backsplash tile trending on Pinterest and Instagram, and we are amazed by the number of diverse and creative options in this style. Looking to add a Beautiful Blue Backsplash to your…

The Tile Trends We Saw at Coverings ’19

Why Tile followed influencers’ predictions for tile trends leading up to Coverings ’19. In previous blogs, we explored these trending styles: wood-look tile, geometric tiles and pattern play, dark marble-look tile, gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs, floral and leaf tile, mirror tile, and textured tile. So, how well did our anticipation match the beauty and excitement experienced at the show? Wood Looks…

2019 Tile Trends: Textured Tile

Since National Tile Day, we’ve been flaunting our #WhyTileStyle with a weekly spotlight of 2019’s most anticipated tile trends. Each trend has helped us count down the weeks to Coverings ‘19, the preeminent event for the North American ceramic tile and natural stone industry (yes, we’re that excited!). The weeks have flown by as we’ve…

2019 Tile Trends: Mirror Tile

We’ve been celebrating National Tile Day with a weekly highlight of one of the most anticipated tile trends for 2019. So far, this journey has brought us wood looks, geometric tiles and pattern play, dark marble looks, gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs, and florals and leaves. With less than two weeks remaining before Coverings ‘19 —…

Bathroom tile wall with a floral pattern

2019 Tile Trends: Florals and Leaves

Our celebration of National Tile Day continues with a weekly highlight of one of 2019’s most anticipated tile trends. We’re getting even more excited as Coverings ‘19 — the event of the year for the North American ceramic tile and natural stone industry — draws nearer. If you’ve been celebrating with us since our first…

Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs on a dining room floor

Tile Trend Ideas: Gauged Porcelain Tile

First, let’s ask: what is gauged porcelain tile? Gauged porcelain tile is a specially manufactured porcelain tile with extra-large panels/slabs (up to 10 x 15 foot slabs with 6 -12 mm thickness). Because of gauged porcelain’s strength—in a large size and thin depth—these panels/slabs are versatile options for commercial or residential projects from countertops to…

Living room with black marble-look tile flooring

2019 Tile Trends: Dark Marble Looks

To keep our National Tile Day celebration going, we’ve been revealing one of 2019’s most anticipated tile trends each week. Our first two entries brought us wood-look tile and geometric tiles and pattern play. This week’s trend is lustrous dark marble-look tile. This striking look has been turning heads all over the world and the…

Bathroom backsplash made of gray patterned ceramic tile

2019 Tile Trends: Geometric Tiles & Pattern Play

We are extending National Tile Day with a weekly celebration of 2019’s most anticipated tile trends. Last week we highlighted the first of these outstanding styles, wood-look tile. This week we’re switching gears to the playful trend of geometric tiles and pattern play. Get ready to be blown away because these designs include some incredibly…

Kitchen with a wood-look tile wall and flooring

2019 Tile Trends: Wood-Look Ceramic Tile

It’s National Tile Day, and we’re celebrating in true #WhyTileStyle by highlighting some of 2019’s most anticipated tile trends. The always classic wood look — wood-look ceramic tile has the allure of hardwood, plus all the superior advantages of ceramic tile. We’re seeing swoon-worthy scenes of wood-look tile captivating social media, especially Instagram, as the…