Love Tile? Meet the Latest Tile Flooring Trends

Posted on 08/21/2017Posted by Kevin Ward

Look Grand with Large Format

Possibly the top trend in tile, large format tiles have swept everything from budget remodels to million-dollar mansions. Any tile with an edge longer than 15 inches is considered large format, and the range is incredible. Some tiles today break the 100-inch mark. That’s over 8 feet long!

Large format tile make spaces look bigger, more modern and grander. They also appear more seamless, with low-grout varieties creating a virtually unbroken pool of color and texture from wall to wall. Large format tile was once limited to stone, but it’s now available in affordable porcelain and ceramic.

Go Thin for Minimalism

A favorite of contemporary design, thin tile is making a statement on walls, changing up tired bathrooms and even making its way into main living spaces. Thin tile ranges from small, elongated rectangles to “planks” to large format designs many feet long. Once too brittle to be practical as flooring, modern manufacturing produces porcelain and ceramic thin tile that’s durable and even commercially rated.

Thin flooring creates an unmistakably modern look. Think subway tile, bamboo planks and Scandinavian influences. It’s a crisp, geometric design that adds pattern without being complicated. Thin tile also draws the eye in the direction it’s oriented. It can make small spaces look bigger, direct the eye to feature pieces and add dimension to any space.

New Patterns for Dynamic Design

Read any design guide today and you’ll come across one word again and again, “texture.” Now, you can get it in tile. Advancements in embossing, durability, printing and colorants have put a whole new world of tile patterns and texture on the market. You can find fabric textures, mixed patterns, metallics, “brick” and even “cement” flooring at our Frisco, TX showroom.

These tiles bring aesthetic interest, depth and dimension to any design. You can take a cement look into apartments and upper story rooms without worrying about the weight. Take “brick” onto walls with easy-install, thin tiles that fit practically anywhere. Metallic tiles add flash and a touch of luxury, and fabric is an unexpected twist that mimics the visual coziness of carpet. You can even get the warmth with radiant heating.

The Most Durable “Hardwood” Ever
The hardest “hardwood” available isn’t wood at all. It’s tile. New printing, embossing and durability techniques have made wood-look tile “planks” a reality. You don’t have to worry about dents, scratches or moisture levels, and you can even install them with radiant heating. It’s also a fraction of the cost, so a whole-home wood look can be on the table for your family.

If you love the idea of hardwood alternatives but want something softer and warmer than tile, take a look at luxury vinyl plank. Low-maintenance and comfortable underfoot, LVP floors are one of our most popular choices for flooring in Frisco, TX.

High-End Stone Beauty on a Budget

Stone has long been the creme de la creme of tile flooring. Marble has been synonymous with magnificence for hundreds of years, and everything from warm travertine to soothing slate is used to add elegance to homes today. Choosing stone used to mean juggling big price tags, picky maintenance and costly installations. Modern printing techniques eliminate the hassle by mimicking the stone looks you want on ceramic and porcelain tile.

Ceramic and porcelain are the most versatile and affordable tile types. Stone looks that were once too heavy or thick to go on the walls are now accessible. You can get the look of marble without its notoriously high maintenance or steep price tag. Soft stones like sandstone can now be captured in high traffic areas without worry.

Bigger, Bolder but Cheaper Tile Flooring in Frisco, TX

On a budget? One of our favorite tile trends can also save you a bundle on a designer look. New manufacturing techniques are making ceramic tile better than ever. By firing ceramic at higher temperatures and treating it with special glazes, the tiles can be made almost as durable as porcelain for a fraction of the cost. You can also find ceramic that’s wide format, thick for durability, thin for wall applications and printed with high definition printing to mimic the look of high-end materials.

Tile flooring never goes out of style. Wonderfully cool in Texas summers but able to warm up with radiant heating options, it’s an excellent choice for any family. If you’re ready to switch to easy maintenance floors with knockout looks, come visit the tile showroom at Peek‘s Floor Co.

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