Considering changing your flooring this year? Ceramic tile has moved out from the bathroom and kitchen to nearly every room in the house. Whether a do-it-yourselfer learning how to install ceramic floor tile or hiring a contractor, you can easily create a new look in your home with ceramic tiles. Be it flooring or pavers, there are many options available for you to choose from. Tackling one room at a time or an entire floor, whatever your project, it will bring your home up-to-date.
As ceramic tiles have become one of the most popular types of materials, so have ceramic tile trends. Each year, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of new designs introduced on the market for you to choose from. This year is no different. Tile trends 2018 focus on darker and dramatic hues. Monochromatic colors, chevron patterns, and hexagon shapes have been trending, and so has ceramic wood-look tiles.
Ceramic tile truly is versatile. Consisting of sand, natural products, and clays, once molded into shape, its kiln fired to produce a resilient, decorative material that can be left glazed or unglazed, and used anywhere in your home.
Monochromatic colors seem to be always in—black, white and gray for both floors and walls have been and currently are the top sellers. Add a gray-beige blend, or “greige” as it’s been dubbed, and you have your top trending colors in tile. Add to that the latest preferred accent tones of denim blue, steely gray-blue, indigo, or deep emerald hues that will bring an impressive, but understated appearance, to any room.
One of the many exciting flooring options that have emerged is the wood-look tiles. Wood-look tiles still add the warm tones that can be found in traditional oaks, cedar, or pine flooring. They are made of porcelain and are indistinguishable from the real thing, but can withstand a beating from children and pets, along with a variety of spills, mud, muck, and moisture. Perfect for hallways, kitchens and living rooms, wood-look tiles are trendy because they are a practical, stylish, good-looking hardy option that can take the daily wear and tear for years to come.
The wood-look trend is consistent with the darker, dramatic hues found in vintage looking tiles. Do not confuse vintage looking tiles with the rustic look. The former implies an impression of careful maintenance over a long period of time rather than an appearance of neglect or abandonment. Vintage ceramic tile will have burnished look—glazes with a dark luster, hints of metallic, along with other subtle finishes that show a rich layered effect.
Creativity and design in floor patterns are nothing new to flooring. A leading trend in 2018 that will certainly add a unique look to any room is chevron patterns. Flooring arranged in chevron patterns is one of the hottest looks right now. You can use your choice of any subway tile or rectangle marble tile and mix in the pattern to add flair to any arrangement.
Another creative touch is adding or using dark grout among lighter tiles. Dark grout is in and trending this year. Not only stylish, but practical, especially for busy households, darker grouts have a clean, chic look, but show fewer stains, dirt, and grime.
Looking at your patio, consider porcelain pavers as an option. The old hexagonal cement pavers have been replaced by flagstone and cobblestone looking pavers. Many feature softly weathered edges found in aged or traditional heavier cottos and French limestone.
As homeowners, we all know that older flooring can make a home look dated. Something as simple as changing kitchen or living room flooring or retiling your shower can make a big difference and add a new look to your home. Mentioned here are just a few of the floor tile trends for 2018. As with any choice, ultimately what tile you choose for a room or rooms in your home will come down to a combination of personal taste, a watchful eye on your budget, and a lot of inspiration from trends in ceramic.
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