Tile Trends for 2018

Updating a kitchen or bathroom is a big job, and choosing tile is a large part of it. No one wants to redo a tile job in a hurry, so it’s worth taking some time to choose your tile wisely.  The key is choosing something that will remain timeless while still being current. Have a look at some tile trends for 2018 to help narrow down your choices.


Texture to Update the Look

Subway tiles in Milennial Pink, Apartment Therapy

Subway tiles have been on trend for a few years now, and while they are still a popular choice, consider a variation on colour or texture to extend their appeal. Longer slimmer versions of subway tiles evoke a more timeless look, and provide an update that won’t quickly go out of style.


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Choosing a textured finish is another way to update the subway look. Any tile with texture has a tendency to have a hand-made look, and will add immediate interest to the room. Texture on a ceramic tile can take a plain ceramic tile to another level. These square white tiles are anything but boring, and the high gloss adds another level of sophistication to this kitchen.



Colour Makes a Statement


Neutral kitchens and bathrooms will always be popular, but neutral doesn’t have to be boring. The tile options available today make it an exciting time to try something fun & different. You can go with bold or darker tones to make a smaller space – like a powder room – stand out. Or choose a pale pastel colour to evoke a softer feeling. Try tiling all the way to the ceiling. This has the effect of making a room feel larger because the wall isn’t broken up into sections. This is a good choice especially in a smaller space.



The Shape of Things to Come

Penny round tiles, Savvy Home

Here’s where things start to get really fun. Tiles today come in so many more variations than just plain old rectangular. Penny round tiles offer a softer option and provide a lovely vintage feel. Choose a pastel colour that reflects the mood you want to evoke.

Walker Zanger 6th Avenue Round Mosaic Pale Sky Gloss Tile


What about Diamonds, Leaves or Crosses? If you can think it, you can probably get it in a tile today. There are so many new shapes emerging in tile designs that you are limited only by your imagination. Shaped tiles create an incredibly unique look in any room, and take tiling to a whole new level of sophistication.


Pretty Patterns

Adding a pattern to your walls is a really great way to make the most out of your renovation. Pattern (along with colour) can really help to create a mood in a room, so figure out how you want the room to feel. You can create your own pattern using different coloured tiles of the same shape. Or you can choose something bold & geometric to make your walls stand out.

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Tile Trends for 2018

Different tile materials serve different purposes, so not all tile will work in every room. Whether it’s kitchen or bathroom, your tile expert will help you choose the right tile for your reno depending on your needs.


There are so many tile offerings on the market today. Read up on more great tile trends for 2018.



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