Have you ever visited a place and then been inspired to bring some aspect of the place home with you? Many people do, and this trend is reflected in the many new varieties of tile available today. Due to the increased interest in tile, manufacturers are keeping pace with the latest consumer demands by making advances in tile styles, designs and composition.
Current trends include vintage/retro designs, wood grain tiles that emulate salvaged materials and geometric designs intended for making a statement. Warm tones and neutral color schemes are huge right now as well as Art Nouveau design elements.
Your tile choices can say a lot about who you are, including motifs that evoke classic or contemporary art design, pop culture, nature, or almost any other design element you can think of. Also, there are many applications that are increasing in popularity such as tiling an entire wall in the kitchen in a geometric pattern. This emulates wallpaper, also a popular trend.
By taking into consideration you home’s current style, budget, trends and personal taste, a professional designer is your best bet to help you weed through the multitude of choices and select the perfect tile application.