What are the 2017 Trends?

WOOD-LOOK TILE IS HERE TO STAY and we can confirm that it is the largest selling category in the tile industry right now. We are being asked more and more if we are experienced in laying these, as they are not cheap, but we have to admit – LOOK AMAZING!

It looks more authentic than ever and offers unmatched durability.  As far as design and style, wood-look goes with everything from rustic to the cleanest contemporary.

SUBWAY TILES were introduced over hundred years ago but subway tile’s popularity has proven to be timeless.

Who knew that when the New York City Subway System opened in 1904 that much of the rectangular ceramic tile featured in the design would one day become a popular tile that can be put everywhere? And believe us, we have put it everywhere!

We can thank architects George C. Heins and Christopher Grant LaFarge who were hired to work on the subway. They came up with the idea and chose the tile thanks in part to its versatility, durability and easy to clean characteristics.

SEAMLESS OUTDOOR-INDOOR LIVING trend for indoor-to-outdoor transitional living is continuing to grow and gives a sense of continuation and clean lines.

TILED KITCHEN BACKSPLASH were very popular last year and the masonry trend is just going to grow. We have seen some amazing interpretations on tile sizes and shapes in different looks like wood or concrete. Italian craft cementine makes a great option for trendy commercial and retail spaces.

METAL & TEXTILE looks and finishes are big news for 2017. Metal has been growing as a favourite with colour offerings getting better and better! Thing gun metal and pewter rather than just stainless in matte or light polishes.

Metal-look tile offers styles that you can’t get anywhere else when mixed with the industrial commercial look.

Textile-look tile includes Linens, Tweeds, Tartans, and Patterns. You’ll see these in concrete and stone mashups too.

WALL TILES are still huge! We love the feature walls, accent walls, and tile on the walls in general!

Go with Bold colours, especially blue, with rich textures and you won’t go wrong. We are seeing more and more 3D tiles for walls which have included geometric shapes that pop off the wall, natural leaf shapes that add Zen, and linear structures that are more than just visual will be the big thing on the walls this year.

Tile on the wall will get bigger, literally.

From large-format 8 x 24, 12 x 24, and even including 24 x 48 tiles to 70 inch porcelain slabs, we love using big tile on walls and floors.

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