You already know tile is perfect for the bathroom, but did you know how many different bathroom tile ideas there are? With thousands of choices for durable, easy-to-clean tiles and endless designs and arrangements, you can always create a completely unique bathroom tile design.
Unlike other materials such as vinyl, laminate flooring or even carpet which have to be replaced periodically, properly installed tile will last a lifetime. It is just one of the reasons why tiles play an important role in interior design, setting the look and feel of the house.
Tiles are used to create the desired ambiance but can also be difficult to choose. Here’s what is hot this year and can be useful if you’re a homeowner planning to remodel or a building professional planning a new project.
Color and Pattern
We see a lot of new materials used in tile manufacturing along with the new technologies utilized to apply patterns, from bold hues to funky patterns and these are the hottest product if you want a refresh in any room.
Cement style is not just for basements or garages anymore. It is now making a trend into the heart of the home. Modern-day designers are offering an industrial looking, yet with a touch of contemporary style. 2019 trends introduce the industrial look, with clean, contemporary lines and repurposed decor, and concrete is the perfect backdrop. Concrete and cement flooring is in because it can be stained any color, stamped, and polished to create a tiled look. But what’s in for today is the other way around. Instead of creating cement that looks like tile, a better option is now available, a porcelain tile that looks like cement.
Stone Cold Beauty
Most popular and widely available in European manufacturers are the low-maintenance porcelain tile that looks like natural stone. You can enjoy the beauty of natural stone without having to invest in a real one. These kinds can be used in shower surrounds or even on countertops. Some used it on larger slabs. In addition to marble, this 2019 you will also notice more rustic and weathered stones for interior or exterior home remodeling projects.
Wood is another natural material that is well-rendered in tile. We’ve seen it in glossy and matte, textured and smooth. It is not a new trend, but one that continues to attract. Given its ability to look great indoors and out, including on both sides of a sliding glass wall, or in a full bathroom, it’s not surprising that wood-look tile is still a popular choice.
Subway Tile Renewal
Here’s another oldie but goodie that still has a strong appeal. You’ll see subway tile now in larger sizes or installed in non-horizontal patterns like herringbone or vertical. You’ll also see dimensional tile, darker grout colors, and mixed finishes for updated looks.
Picking out tiles for your bathroom project is not so simple anymore. There is so much variety in design, shape, color, and texture that it can be overwhelming. Thinking of giving your bathroom an upgrade? We can provide good advice on making the correct selection.
Feel free to talk to our team of experts to schedule a free estimate for a bathroom makeover. Contact us now!