When designing a room, flooring is one of the most important components to the overall look of your space. Because of their combined style and functionality, tile flooring is a popular choice among both homeowners and homebuilders. Tiles are durable, easy to clean and come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. There are so many tile designs to choose from – you’ll be able to easily find a great match for your living space.
Below are the latest tile flooring trends:
Small Mosaic Tiles
Small mosaic tiles are perfect for small rooms because they are easier to install in this type of rooms than large ones. Specifically, small mosaic tiles are a hot trend in bathrooms that are moisture-prone, since smaller tiles mean more grout lines and traction.
Wood-Look Porcelain Tile
Wood-look porcelain tiles provide the beautiful style of hardwood flooring, but also comes with the durability and moisture resistance of porcelain. This tile flooring is one of the hottest trends today, thanks to the advancements in recent manufacturing processes. Wood-look porcelain tiles can be manufactured in what are called planks, or tiles that are rectangular in shape.
Oversized Travertine Tile
Oversized travertine tile are used more commonly in ranch-style homes in the hot Southwest. Travertine tiles have a cooler feel under the foot, which helps beat the heat in these warm regions. These tiles also work great for climates that experience some seasonal chill, because it maintains and distributes radiant heat better than wood.
Stone-Like Porcelain Tile
Natural stone looks beautiful, but it is also prone to stains and chips, unlike porcelain. This is why stone-like porcelain tiles are a hot trend right now with homeowners. You get the charm of a cobblestone look with the chip and moisture protection of porcelain.
Natural Stone Tiles
Natural stone is a great choice for the outdoor areas of the home, especially walkways, outdoor bars and kitchens and around the pool. Because natural stone comes from nature, it can withstand the elements. Slate is a popular type of natural stone because it is less slippery.
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