A great thing about the new year is that it gives us the perfect opportunity to refresh our current space. One thing you can do to mark the new year is to plan now to finally update your flooring, bathroom or backsplash with the freshest look in today's tile. Technology has revolutionized the tile flooring industry in recent years. This has enabled consumers to have their cake and eat it too. You can get the look you want in a material that is durable, easy to care for, and affordable. Let’s take a sneak peek at what is trending now in the wonderful world of tile. 


Size matters even more 

While 12 x 24 tiles continue their popularity, they are getting larger. You will see offerings as big as 24 x 48 inches, in a diversity of looks. Tiles can be had in stone that looks like the real thing such as: marble, limestone and travertine, among others. 

Making a concrete statement 

Concrete continues its ascension. This versatile choice can be combined with other style elements to create a rustic, industrial or ultra-modern statement. For instance, cement look tiles are available in mosaic patterns for the ultimate expression of your fashion sense. Concrete look tiles can also be utilized as wall or countertop surfaces. 

Would you use wood look tile? 

Anyone who has ever watched HGTV is aware of the popularity of hardwood floors. The problem is that real hardwood is not a practical choice for everyone. Around here, we are mostly beach people, dealing with moisture and sand. Recent innovations in ceramic tile flooring have made it possible for everyone to have the wood look they want with the durability and easy maintenance of tile. Wood looks continue to be a strong choice in 2019 with longer tiles - up to 48” starting to become available. These also offer different width options for even more style flexibility. The porcelain tile market has certainly benefitted from technological advances to produce the most natural wood-look tiles yet. Perfect choice for Coastal Carolina! 


Take the Subway home 

Subway tile has been riding a wave of popularity for quite some time and hasn’t gone away yet. The difference is that subway tile is no longer limited to square white or gray tiles. For 2019, expect to see more choices of color and size to satisfy the most adventurous subway fan. 

For the real decorators among you 

Another trend in recent years has been the emergence of patterned and encaustic decorative tiles. Traditionally they have been made of concrete materials, but that is changing. These ornate beautiful and heretofore expensive looks are starting to become available in durable porcelain tiles at a much more affordable price. Check out the Daltile Quartetto here as an example. 

So much tile, so little time 

We could go on about other trends such as fish scale, vertical, or honeycomb tiles. There are so many ways to put your personal stamp on your home with modern or traditional tiles. Now this may seem like an overwhelming array of materials, styles and options - but not to worry. Your friends here at Young Interiors Flooring in Longs, SC have the expertise in design and installation to take the pressure off. For help getting started go to our site here to learn more. It really is a great time to consider flooring with all the advances that have been made in recent years. We’ve stayed on top of it all, so you don’t have to. If you don’t find all the answers you need on the website please give us a call or stop in. 

Additional sources: 
https://www.flooringinc.com/blog/flooring-trends/ 
https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/g23694206/bathroom-trends-2019/