Decorative Materials Blog

Making a Bold Tile Statement

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Tile Trends

You love to experiment with new tile trends - but that little voice in your head warns you that bold looks could quickly go out of style. Ideally, you can balance your love of statement tile with your desire for practicality and long-term style. Textured tile and stone provides such an opportunity, all while adding dimension to interior spaces. A versatile trend, texture can serve a variety of purposes and capture nearly any aesthetic you desire.

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Don’t Make Me Blush: The Pink Tiles Are Having a Moment

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Bathroom Tile, Tile Trends

Several trends made us sit up and take notice at the recent Salone de Mobile Milano. We were especially inspired by Artemest's Stranger Pinks event. It's just one example of the many contexts in which blush is having its moment in the sun. This beloved color was also a dominant force at the Cersaie tile exhibition as well as Coverings.

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Timeless and On Trend: Marble’s Well-Deserved Takeover

Posted on Aug 06, 2018 in Tile Trends

The ultimate classic design, marble has evoked elegance for millennia. Ancient Greeks adored marble, to the point that the design prompted several of the society's most revered looks.

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Thick Porcelain Tile: The Perfect Solution for Your Patio

Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in Tile Trends, Expert Advice

The good life awaits on your patio. Increasingly viewed as a livable space, a carefully designed patio allows you to embrace the natural world while remaining comfortable.

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A New Take on Rustic: Refining a Classic Tile

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 in Rustic Elegance, Tile Trends

From international exhibitions to client demands from our Aspen tile showroom, it's clear that rustic is on the rise. We see it in furniture, decor, and even on the runway. But rustic in 2018 doesn't look exactly like the log cabin stereotype you might initially picture. In keeping with the current 'less is more' mantra, today's take on rustic is slightly refined. If you're intrigued by the idea of rustic but worried about falling out of style when new trends inevitably emerge, be comforted: done right, rustic looks timeless and refined.

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Black is the New Neutral

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Tile Trends, Insider

Image via AKDO

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 luxury tiles, Insider, Tile Trends

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 Expert Advice, Tile Trends, Insider

Image via AKDO

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

Image via Arto

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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