Here's what is trending in tile flooring

Here's what is trending in tile flooring

When you shop for floors, style and durability are a priority. But you may also have specific needs, such as if someone in your house has allergies.

Tile is the ideal answer. When you walk into the tile store, you'll find an almost unlimited number of colors, designs, shapes, and sizes; it's easy to clean, natural, and eco-friendly.

And here's what you can expect to see these days

Wood look tile

This has an amazingly realistic look and feel of hardwood; I recently saw beautiful gray planks in the bathroom in someone's home. (The walls consisted of marble look tiles with gray veining.)

Inkjet Technology makes it possible. Planks come with knots, raised grains, textures, and color variations. Porcelain or ceramic tiles are cut into planks of all sizes.


A popular kitchen and bath floor tile is the encaustic style. Real encaustics are handcrafted; the artisans use four or five different clay colors to create the design rather than a glaze.

They have an artisan look with intricate, decorative patterns. But, as you can imagine, they are pretty pricey.

Thanks to technology, that style is accessible to everyone! In addition, complex patterns, such as geometrics and florals, are available in vibrant colors.

There are vintage and Victorian designs—all at a more affordable price.

High variation

This look is trending for both wood and stone looks. High variation consists of multiple shades that range from very light to dark.
Homeowners tell our tile shop staff how much they love this look. It gives a natural, rustic and bold look, they say.

With wood, the variation usually occurs between planks. With stone-look tiles, it often refers to the color saturation in each piece.

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