Top Tile Trends For Kitchens, Baths & More
Are you considering a kitchen or bathroom renovation, or longing to update your floors or walls? Today’s newest tile materials and treatments offer a fresh look. Replacing a dated backsplash with classic subway, trendy patterned cement or traditional natural stone tile will instantly transform a kitchen. Whether you favour modern design or eclectic style, you’ll find a tile trend that appeals to you in this gallery of Ciot’s latest tile design picks.
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This sleek, glazed porcelain stoneware offers a classic look with contemporary flare. The Cava Collection is inspired by the heart of Italian quarries, and elevates the design of any space. The subtlety of the veins in the marble integrates easily into a variety of looks.
Cava by Vallelunga & Co. Porcelain Stoneware. 7.5 x 30 cm, 30 x 60 cm, 60 x 60 cm, or 60 x 120 cm. From $8.50/sq.ft.
Using tile in a bedroom may not be your first instinct, but the monochromatic Karman Collection offers a serene and modern vibe. The collection is available in wood, ceramic and concrete, as well as relief patterns and mosaics.
Karman by Provenza. Procelain Stoneware. 60 x 60 cm or 20 x 120 cm. From $7.50/sq.ft.
The use of a multi-colored, vertical tile with different textures and marbles, like the Marmo Mix Collection seen here, brings a sense of movement to a space.
Marmo Mix by 14oraitaliana. Porcelain Stoneware. 9 x 90 cm. From $10.95/sq.ft.
Drawing inspiration from encaustic paintings from over ten centuries ago, the Tango Collection combines tradition with modern technique. These tiles transform any outdoor patio into a quaint European terrace. They’re perfect for adding old-world charm to a new-world space.
Tango by Aparici. Porcelain Stoneware. 59.2 x 59.2 cm. From $8.25/sq.ft.
Create your own woodland escape by pairing simplistic tiles with rustic wooden accents. The authentic, vintage design of the Pave Brick Collection helps infuse your space with the warmth and intimacy typically reserved for a country cabin. Surrounding a wood burning fireplace, these tiles help create a powerful focal point in any living room.
Pave Brick by Sichenia. Procelain Stoenware. 8 x41 cm. From $7.50/sq.ft.
Used on a kitchen backsplash, dark tiles offer a striking backdrop for warm, wooden cutting boards and matte white tableware. Or, go for a tone-on-tone look with varying shades of black together. Kite, a glazed porcelain stoneware collection shown on the right, works as a fresh yet practical alternative to hexagonal tile for floors and walls. On the left, large-scale X-Rock by Imola tile grounds a kitchen. While it looks textured, it’s actually soft and has a reflective quality.
X-Rock in Nero by Imola. Porcelain Stoneware. 24″ sq. or 24″ x 48″. From $5.95/sq.ft.
Kite in Black. Porcelain Stoneware. 4″ x 12″. $7.25/sq.ft.
This speckled look has lasted through the ages, appearing in 15th century Venice, 1920s Art Deco–style interiors and colourful ’70s homes. Today, Terrazzo is back as a must-have surface for floors, walls and countertops — it was even highlighted as a trend to watch in H&H’s January 2018 issue. Contrasting marble flecks give the cement background an artistic, spotted look, while tone-on-tone slabs offer a subtle yet elegant colour variation.
Imperial Venice in Grigio and Sale E Pepe (bathroom) and Bianco by NovaBell. Porcelain Stoneware. 24″ sq. $7.25/sq.ft.
As an artistic alternative to classic subway tile, try a tile with a raised surface, or tiles placed in a unique layout. Here, three-dimensional Scale hexagonal tiles reflect light and create shadows. Placing it asymmetrically gives it a sense of movement, as though it’s climbing up the bathroom wall. On the right, a simple white trapezoid tile lets you play with pattern.
Scale in Umbrella White. Ceramic. 5 ¾″ x 4 ¼″. From $8.95/sq.ft.
Trapez in Talco. Porcelain Stoneware. 4″ x 9″. $9.95/sq.ft.
Diesel Stage glazed porcelain stoneware brings an industrial vibe — and subtle shimmer — to a space. Here, the Boss wall finish features a fresh take on the anti-slip crosshatch design typically found in workspaces, while the Diving finish on the floors mimics leather. Bringing metallic tiles into the home extends beyond the kitchen and bath — bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms can all benefit from a moody accent wall.
Diesel Stage in Grey Boss and Grey Diving. Porcelain Stoneware. 12″ x 24″, 24″ x 24″ (shown), or 24″ x 48″. From $6.75/sq.ft.
Reminiscent of bohemian cafés, the patterned tile look remains strong, instantly injecting colour, personality and pattern into a room. The Petra vintage-inspired motifs feature a mix of designs, some of which are embossed and have varied tints for a one-of-a-kind finish.
Petra in Mix. Ceramic. 10″ sq. $13.50/sq.ft.
In this living room, glazed porcelain stoneware acts as a rug. The surface of Canvas by Sichenia has a woven look that mimics upholstery fabric textures. Pairing it with larger-scale floor tiles and a stone fireplace creates a layered look.
Canvas in Corda by Sichenia. Glazed porcelain stoneware. 24″ sq. $6.25/sq.ft.
Canvas in Avio and Corda by Sichenia. Glazed porcelain stoneware. 4″ x 12″. $6.95/sq.ft.
Showcase the unique beauty and variations of natural stone by using it on floors and walls. Black Zebrino honed marble brings a dramatic look to a shower. When paired with brass fixtures and an adjacent contrasting stone wall, it offers a luxe, high-fashion vibe. For the look of natural stone at a reduced weight, MaxFine Marmi offers polished large-scale stoneware tiles at a 6mm thickness. Using the same slabs across the walls, countertops and floors of a bathroom (shown, right) brings cohesiveness to the room.
Zebrino in Black. Marble. Custom sizing. Price available on request.
MaxFine Marmi in Statuario Bianco Venato Extra. Porcelain stoneware. 29½″ sq., from $22.50/sq.ft.; 39⅖″ sq., $19.50/sq.ft.; 59″ x 118″, from $23.25/sq.ft.
Embrace a modern geometric look with tiles that have strong, unique grid lines. Long, diagonal intersecting strokes, contrasting grout and curved elements all give an otherwise flat surface a sense of movement.
Naive Slimtech 5plus in Grey by LEA. Laminated porcelain stoneware. 39⅖″ x 118⅒″. $19.95/sq.ft.
Concerto Mosaic Collection in Sonatina pattern (top right) and Mezzo pattern (bottom right) by Ciot Studio. Custom sizes. Price available on request.
Complement a modern interior’s cool, sleek finishes with textured hard surfaces. Peau de béton thin concrete panels mimic the look of poured-in-place concrete and are most popular for walls, ceilings and fireplace surrounds. The material reveals varying shades of colour and subtle pattern to warm up a space.
Peau de béton in Ozone (left) and Onyx (right). Concrete. 8″ x 48″, $16.50/sq.ft.; 24″ x 48″, $18.95/sq.ft.
Give floors and walls a seamless finish with oversized tiles. A limited use of grout offers a uniform look that lets objects stand out when placed against it.
Maxfine Folio in Bianco and Nero. Porcelain stoneware. 29½″ sq., $16.25 sq./ft.; 59″ x 118″, $22.95/sq.ft.