Bathroom Tile Trends for 2018
As we get settled into the new year, many homeowners are beginning to plan their home renovations. If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom, it’s a good idea to incorporate classic features that will never go out of style — and you may want to consider some of these trending tile options to make your new space feel modern and fresh.
Glossy, white subway tiles will likely never go out of fashion, but matte finishes on bathroom tiles are big in 2018. Matte finishes are becoming more and more popular, not just for their pretty appearance, but because they don’t show water marks or smudges as easily as glossier tiles. Matte finishes don’t reflect light as well as glossy ones, so it’s important that you consider how much light your bathroom is getting.
Nude & Neutral Colours
Brightly coloured tiles are staying behind in 2017, while nude colours and neutrals are taking the main stage for the coming year. Grey, beige and cream are great colours for bathrooms because they will add calm to your space, and will give your bathroom a spa-like feeling. In combination with white for a bit of brightness, these neutral tones are perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere.
Bigger Subway Tiles
If you still love the look of subway tiles, you don’t need to say goodbye to them in 2018! Subway tiles are still holding on strong — but if you want a bit of a trendier update on this classic style, try for something a little bigger. Subway tiles are also becoming more common in different colours, and even more interesting shapes like domed or bevelled. Really kick it up a notch with a contrasting grout colour for a super modern look.
Geometric shapes have been big in the interior design world for the past couple of years, and they’re making their way into bathrooms for 2018. Think hexagonal-shaped tiles in all kinds of sizes and colours. They’re a popular choice for shower floor tiles because they add depth and dimension. If you need to make your small bathroom feel bigger, consider hexagonal tiles to create the illusion of space.
Despite being known as a luxurious flooring choice, marble is making its way into more and more homes, and is becoming a popular choice for bathroom floors. Thanks to improvements in technology, homeowners now have access to a wider range of colours and patterns to choose from. If marble floors are out-of-reach due to their cost, homeowners have more options for materials that mimic the appearance of marble, like porcelain. Marble doesn’t take kindly to bathroom cleaning products, calcium and soap buildup, so man-made tiles like natural stone can save a lot of stress when it comes to maintenance.
Wood Plank Tiles
Installing ever-popular wood floors in your bathroom isn’t advisable due to the potential damage that can be caused by moisture. Now, you can achieve this look with wood plank tiles. Wood plank tiles create the look of a wood grain but are constructed from porcelain and natural stone. These tiles can be laid in traditional patterns or more ornate patterns like herringbone. There are many finishes available and plenty of options to create the look you want.
Strassburger Tile Perfection is pleased to offer tile and grout cleaning and restoration to keep your new bathroom looking its best!