The floor should never be discounted when designing a room. There are numerous different tile flooring trends that you can use to bring style and function into any space during home interior design projects. A fresh new floor can radically shake up a room's appearance and let you carry on through the year with flair. 2016 has seen a rise of several new decor and styling trends and now is the perfect time to check them out at Centura Tile and see which ones tickle your fancy.
Some of the Best Tile Flooring Trends You Should Try
Wood-look tiles are an advancement that allows affordable and durable porcelain tiles to appear exactly like natural wood to the naked eye. This means you can achieve the look of a handmade wood floor without the extra pains of installation or the burdens of wood maintenance. A hardwood floor may not be the best idea in water-heavy places like kitchens and bathrooms, but a wood-look tile is perfectly suited for such uses. As an added eco-benefit, wood-look tiles help cut down on demand for lumber products and contribute to reducing deforestation. Wood-look tiles comes in numerous styles and brands such as the Soft Nordic, Country, Cottage, Wood, Old Wood, Tabula, and Urban Wood.
Much as the wood look convincingly depicts wooden surfaces, brick look tile is a form of porcelain that accurately replicates the appearance of fired bricks. Much like wood-look tiles, brick-look shares the ability of being easily customized, installed, and maintained compared to the source material. Although brick-look was initially primarily used for wall tile, it has expanded into becoming a viable flooring option thanks to a rise in popularity over the course of 2016. Brick look tiles excel at creating European looks and come in varieties like Bricklane or Tribeca.
Geometric tile designs are often more visually striking due to how uncommon they are compared to other tile types. Much like brick-look tile, geometric designs used to be thought of as more for walls and backsplashes but have recently moved into flooring. Through clever use of geometric tiles, you can create floor spaces that play with your guests' sense of space or treat them to rich, vibrant patterns. By mixing and matching different patterns (such as Hexatile or Octagon, etc.), colours, and more, there is no limit to the sort of vibrant and eye-catching designs you can come up with.
Digital Printed Porcelain
Few tiling options can give you the same type of appearance as digital printed porcelain. This is because printed porcelain tiles are made, as the name suggests, by printing an image directly onto the surface of a porcelain tile. Not only is printed porcelain available in a selection of pre-created patterns and colours that are virtually indistinguishable from actual marble, stone and wood, but some manufacturers even let you provide your own image for an extra-personalized set of tile. For all other uses, consider styles like Taj Mahal, Open, and Urban Avenue.
Centura Tile has been a leader in home interior design and floor tiling since 1933 and are popular not only in Toronto's tiling scene but across the country as well. Our experienced staff can help you pick out the best of the year's most popular tiles to form the perfect floors. To learn more about our different tiles or to ask other tiling queries, feel free to contact us or visit a Centura Tile dealer near you.