Decorative tile is the perfect design choice for any room in the house. As a flooring material, ceramic tile is a durable and easy to maintain surface that will last years longer than carpet or vinyl. A tile backsplash in the kitchen is a high end complement to granite, marble, and quartz countertops. Decorative tile in a bathroom adds a spa like feel that stands up to moisture and humidity. Three current decorative tile trends include glass tiles, mosaic tiles, and wood look tiles.
Glass tiles are a perfect way to add some bling to a kitchen or bathroom. Designers are recommending glass tiles for backsplashes, shower walls, and accent borders. Glass tiles are available in a beautiful range of colors that can make a striking statement. The reflective quality of glass can make a room feel larger. White subway tiles have long been a classic look in kitchens. Today’s glass subway tiles in shades of grays, greens, and blues give a dramatic update to a kitchen design. Stunning iridescent glass tiles, with their shimmering reflective quality, infuse a level of sophistication to the design. Recycled glass tiles are an eco-friendly material popular in today’s “green” design trend.
Mosaic tiles can create an eye catching accent wall, border, or floor. From retro to modern colors and styles, mosaics are available in a variety of price points to fit any budget. Mosaic tiles in metallic tones add a contemporary, sophisticated design look. Tiles with stainless steel or copper accents as well as solid metal mosaic tiles are gaining popularity in high end kitchen design. Natural stone pebble mosaics make a striking statement on shower floors. Mosaic tiles are even showing up on fireplace surrounds.
One of the hottest decorating trends today uses porcelain tiles that have the look of real wood. These tiles are a perfect choice in places that may get wet including bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, mud rooms, and basements. Wood look tile is even being used on shower walls. This durable product is easy to maintain. Just mop to clean and periodically seal the grout. It is a practical flooring choice for families with children and pets. The realistic textures and authentic looking grain make it hard to tell the difference between these tiles and real wood.
The thousands of tile choices available today means there is something for every taste, style, and budget. Contact Premier Surfaces to speak with one of our design consultants, they are ready to help homeowners make the best tile choices to complement any room.