We enjoy reading about new trends in materials to get fresh ideas and inspiration for remodeling projects we are designing for clients. Coverings is the largest international conference for the stone and tile industry. Last month, as sneak preview to the annual event that will be held this July in Orlando, a panel of experts announced the top 10 tile trends from around the world. Here’s a peek at the latest innovative tile designs that were presented. Maybe you’ll see something that speaks to you!
It’s exciting to see historic handmade materials gaining popularity again. If you haven’t heard of Zellige tiles, you’ve probably seen them before, but didn’t know what they were called. Zellige tiles are square, handmade Moroccan tiles that have been around since the 10th century. They are made of clay and water, then hand-shaped, kiln fired, and glazed with enamel for a glossy finish available in a variety of colors.
Subway tile has been having a moment…a big one actually. For years it’s been a mainstay in kitchen tile designs for backsplashes and bathroom shower surrounds. We love it for its classic appeal, ability to work in all types of design aesthetics, and variety of available colors and materials. But, sometimes our clients are seeking a different or unique tile design for their remodel. Thompson Remodeling’s design team enjoys finding the right tile to suit each client’s preferences. Here are just a few examples of tile designs from recent remodels where the homeowners decided to go beyond the subway tile movement.