Decorative Materials Blog

Black is the New Neutral

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Insider, Tile Trends

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Step into a typical 2000s home, and you'll find yourself surrounded by neutrals. These trusty colors dominate modern tile, wallpaper, cabinetry, backsplash and flooring.

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Black and White Tile Done Right

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 in Insider, Tile Trends, luxury tiles

On the hunt for a timeless, sophisticated look that stands out from typical neutrals? Black and white should do the trick. These contrasting colors combine classic appeal with a modern edge. Available in several materials, patterns and glazes, they're versatile enough to let you live out your grandest vision. 

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Is the Subway Tile Trend Dead?

Posted on Mar 12, 2018 in Insider, Tile Trends, Expert Advice

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From bathrooms to kitchen backsplashes and even commercial settings, subway is the ultimate in ubiquitous tile. Named for the New York City train stations in which they were originally found in the early 1900s, these tiles quickly captured the public's imagination with their revolutionary layout. Since then, they have remained a top choice among a variety of homeowners and designers.

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Embrace Timeless Chic with Moroccan-Inspired Terracotta Tiles

Posted on Mar 01, 2018 in Tile Trends, kitchen tiles

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You're ready to update your home with eye catching tile, but you demand a style that will stand the test of time, both in terms of style and durability. One option is to consider is Terracotta. Increasingly popular at tile industry events such as CERSAIE, terracotta is far more versatile than the average individual suspects. A recent infusion of Moroccan style has brought terracotta from Southwestern staple to modern statement piece.

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Eye Catching Tile Design for 2018

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Tile Trends, luxury tiles

Tile design trends change significantly from one year to the next, but select patterns deliver long-term satisfaction. When hunting for a new look, it's important to consider not only what will feel fresh at the moment, but also what will continue to make a statement in years to come. 

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CERSAIE 2017: Trends to Look for in 2018

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Tile Trends, Expert Advice

Every year, CERSAIE sets the tone for the hottest trends in the tile industry. The annual event is the tile equivalent of New York Fashion Week; it highlights new concepts bound to take over next season.

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Luxury Tile Inspired by New York Fashion Week

Posted on Oct 04, 2017 in Insider, Tile Trends

Every year, fashion aficionados from all around the world flock to New York City to prove that they remain at the cutting edge of modern fashion. Some recycle styles from seasons past, but others draw on fascinating artistic concepts to create truly original pieces. Their efforts ultimately inspire artists in a variety of other industries. Elements of New York Fashion Week even end up in the bold tiles everyday homeowners install, including traditional kitchen tiles and contemporary bathroom tiles.

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Whimsical Mosaics by Cean Irminger

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 in Tile Trends

"Whimsical" really is the best word to describe the Kiddo Collection of custom mosaic tile designs by Cean Irminger for New Ravenna. There are no boring swaths of uniform mosaic tiles to be found here. Instead, Irminger has created intricate tile patterns that are stunningly unique. These mosaics are perfect for bathrooms, but they could also be used as feature walls in creative agencies, publishing companies, hospitality or any business that embraces a child-like imagination.

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Trending Now: Artistic Collaborations to Look For

Posted on Jul 06, 2017 in Tile Trends, luxury tiles

In addition to making spaces comfortable and functional, thoughtful attention to Interior Design elements can capture the attention and imagination of potential home buyers. From paint colors to fixed finishes, including unique colors and materials keep spaces fresh and inviting.

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Tile Updates: Current Tile Trends

Posted on Jun 02, 2017 in Tile Trends, Design

Tile makes a statement while retaining the durability, versatility and other numerous benefits that have made it such a popular flooring material through the years. Recent technological advancements promote even greater versatility, with tile taking on bold new textures and replicating everything from hardwood to linen. But while a wide range of looks may be available, certain trends are worth following if you're hoping for an updated and sophisticated design. 

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