International Surface Event Reveals This Year’s Tile Trends
Just a week ago, Las Vegas hosted the International Surface Event which is a platform for manufacturers of counters, flooring and wall to showcase their products. They brought forward their latest innovations for their products in the market including modern floor tiles, stone and wood. According to Julie Sheer who is a writer for the website Houzz, the event showed the trends that will prevail in the industries listed above for 2019.
For instance, there is an increase in geometric design patterns. There are also more products like refined porcelain tile made of faux hardwood material. The show also featured a lot of luxury flooring options such as vinyl tiles. Sheer decided to share her observations regarding the tile and wall manufacturing industry trends this year.
When it comes to domination, patterned tile will still take home the crown. For the past few years, there is an increase patterned tiles with designs that are arabesque, encaustic and most especially geometric. It turns out during the event that it might keep going for a few more years with an addition of new patterns to the trend. One of the products available during the Surface is Emser Tile’s arabesque mosaic called Divine Chronos.
When it comes to colours, natural ones are still going to earn the hearts of many. The most domination colour will still be gray as it is the most common colour used on flooring made of faux wood material and tile flooring. The subtle difference this year will be the use of warmer shades and blue is making a comeback. Emser Tile’s Crista Tekstra said that dark colour schemes will be complemented with lighter ones for a bolder look.
The best thing about modern floor tiles is the available of faux materials that can be used. This gives consumers the chance to use their dream tile patterns and styles without spending a lot of money since there are already tiles made with faux wood and other materials. Aside from being affordable, faux wood tiles are easier to maintain compared to real hardwood material.