With every new year brings new technology and processes that lead to innovative new styles of tile flooring, as well as changes in consumer preferences that demand manufacturers and installers keep up. As your best bet for tile flooring installation in the Milwaukee, Racine, and Chicago areas, My Affordable Flooring is here to give you some insight into the newest trends and styles in tile.
Perhaps the most eye-catching innovations in tile flooring are the new styles that realistically mimic countless natural and man-made materials. This trend dominated the industry in 2017 and is likely to continue for many years. These styles are remarkable because their popularity isn’t limited to kitchens and bathrooms, this is truly a whole-house flooring material. Many homeowners who have recently undergone a hardwood floor installation are eyeing the new tile equivalents and wishing they had waited, due to the amazing durability of tile combined with a convincing hardwood look.
Tile isn’t only matching the look of hardwood in 2017, it’s disguising itself as brick, marble, cement, and even fabric and metal! Brick-look tile started gaining popularity as a wall tile and is now expanding and being used as a flooring option as well. While we see this trend as very specific to certain installations and customers, it is a trend that has shown some longevity. Long-term, we believe that brick tile will be more popular as a wall tile, but it is interesting to watch this unique trend develop.
The timeless look of marble has and always will be, a sought-after flooring material, and in 2017 it has seen a boost in popularity. The problems inherent with real marble flooring have homeowners turning to this new tile option that closely resembles real marble. The look of marble is elegant, classy, and expensive, so you can expect to see this upscale trend last for decades to come.
In recent years, the look of poured cement flooring has been popular as well, as business owners and homeowners alike desire its unique aesthetic and the feel that it brings to a room. Tile is now closely replicating that feel, with a more finished and polished look that is a perfect touch for some customers.
While fabric and metal may seem odd choices for a flooring type, that hasn’t stopped homeowners in 2017 from embracing the unique look of fabric-styled tile, as well as metallic-look tile. While these looks may not stay popular for long, they are a unique and bold statement that is highly desired by those with a decorating style that speaks to the “now”.
It is exciting to see the new innovations and trends in flooring of all types. Stay tuned for our next post, as we continue to explore the newest trends in tile!
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