the 2018 tile trends you don't want to ignore
the end of 2017 is upon us, and that means several types of lists will be flooding the internet: the best moments of the year, the worst, what went out of style, and lists forecasting what'll be "in" for the next year. so here we are, with a list forecasting what's currently hot and only going to get hotter in 2018 in the world of tile design.
it's well-known that a quick and relatively inexpensive way to increase your home's resale value is to update your bathrooms. often, this includes a tub update, a new faucet, sink, maybe a vanity, and probably some tile. to add new tile for the sake of adding new tile, 3 x 6 porcelain subway tile is a cost-effective and safe option. consider a reconfiguration of the traditional offset that'll add a punch of design but won't overwhelm new buyers.
no, not "stencil your own" budget flooring.
terra cotta has been around forever, but it's starting to be used in conjunction with more contemporary fixtures. characteristically, it is ~amazing~ in that it is incredibly durable, relatively easy to make, and cost effective.
terrazzo is maybe the last element to be revived as part of the mid-century modern era. traditionally a non-residential material, terrazzo tiles are getting hotter and hotter by the minute and I'm SO happy about it! unlike a quartz, granite, or even marble, terrazzo is unique in that you can see every single aggregate added, creating such a shiny and special look. though it's still a little pricey, it's comparable to a carrara price point and looks just as special (if not more) unique. hey, you can even mix the two.
quartz is in, and quartz is in in a big way. a gorgeous way to carry a countertop through, or just add a truly one-of-a-kind element to your home is to do a quartz (or granite or natural stone, if you're more into that) is to add a slab of your counteras your backsplash. you can seam it straight down the middle for incredible symmetry, or slice and dice however your space dictates.
we've got a year to see where these trends take us! what are your thoughts on current tile applications?
xo - mk