National Tile Day
Though known as a hard surface, several tile standouts showcase how printing technology can give tile the appearance of soft textiles and wallpapers. Canvas from Ariana has a uniquely textured surface and a highly realistic fiber relief effect.
Deep Blue Sea
Inspired by the ocean and marine life, several serene tile looks are featured within nearly every saturation as well as with teal color cues. From Atlas Concorde, Dwell is a glossy blue tile with an opalescent finish.
In addition to their appearance, today’s wood-look tiles have tactile qualities – distress marks, knots and scrapes that are echoes of the real thing. Baldocer’s Cayenne is a white wood look that satisfies the demand for a cooler color.
With continued technological advances in digital printing processes, more realistic stone looks are also on the rise. Elapse from Ceramiche Caesar has marked surfaces that yield an age-old effect.
Black & White
Today’s manufacturers are updating this classic look with designs like Magical 3 from Equipe. This collection of black-and-white tiles plays with light to create highlights and low lights.
The Fap Frame from Fap Ceramiche is a sleek style with a 3D pattern. The collection has forms and shapes that fit perfectly together to make a relief pattern.
Brick by Brick
Ironrock’s Royal Thin Brick is an unglazed tile with a true wire-cut texture. It goes through a tumbling process when manufactured to yield a distressed, worn appearance.