Tile is one of the easiest ways to refresh the bathroom, kitchen, or even main living space in your Boise, Meridian, Nampa area home. Though tile trends change from year to year, variations on the classics will stand the test of time. Updating your tile can make your entire home look like new, and it doesn’t have to be that expensive. Learn more from our team at Floor Coverings International Plano.
Matte and Textured Floor Tiles
Previous decades were all about the gloss, but now matte tiles are making a comeback. Matte tiles have a couple of practical advantages: they are less slippery and they are easier to keep clean. As far as their appearance goes, matte tends to have a subtler look, absorbing light rather than reflecting it. This makes it perfect for more sophisticated or modern designs.
Subway Tile Variants
Subway tiles were incredibly popular throughout the past few years, but now designers and decorators are experimenting with variations on the traditional form. Traditional subway tiles are simply regularly spaced, white ceramic “bricks” in a glossy finish. Subway tile variants may alternate sizes, come in different materials, or experiment with different colors of grout.
Metal and Wood Floor Tiles
With advances in technology, manufacturers can make tile that are very realistic alternates to wood and metal materials. These tiles can perfectly mimic wooden planks or metal panels, and they have become a very trendy flooring option. This is especially true in areas where wood is difficult to maintain, such as in areas of high humidity or high traffic.
Unique shapes, such as triangular tiles and hexagonal tiles, are becoming popular for kitchens and bathrooms. These shapes create very bold patterns throughout a space, which can be paired with more contemporary and modern décor. Rather than having to place these tiles individually, they often come pre-installed on a backboard. This also makes them very easy to install.
Lighter and Brighter Floor Colors
Finally, for a more general trend, tile has been moving to lighter, brighter, and more modern colors in the past few years. Dark marble-look tiles and slate were popular a decade ago, but are no longer on trend. Though dark tiles can still look fantastic in larger areas or in a sophisticated and dramatic room, more people are moving towards whites, creams, and even grays.
Of course, trends aren’t the most important thing about a tile floor. You also want to find a tile that matches your own personal style and budget. Our team at Floor Coverings International Treasure Valley can help. We will come to you with our mobile showroom so you can compare samples in the comfort of your own home.