Residential Tile Trends from Coverings 2023

April 24, 2023

KBB attended Coverings 2023 last week as part of the VIP Press & Design Influencers Tour. As in years before, it was a wonderful cocktail of amazing residential tile trends and innovation.

Our event began with Alena Capra, CMKBD, owner of Alena Capra Designs, giving us a rundown of “Why Tile” and covering all of the material’s attributes:

  • Healthy and hygienic: no harsh chemicals, plastic free
  • Easy to clean, low maintenance
  • Water resistant
  • Durable: scratch, stain, fade resistant
  • Sustainable with a low carbon footprint
  • Fire and smoke resistant
  • Offers design versatility with different sizes, shapes and textures

Next we took a look at this year’s residential tile trends, and the photos you see below are from our tours of the Tile of Spain, Ceramics of Italy and Tile Council of North America brands.

residential tile trends from Landmark Tile

  1. Bricks – timeless offerings like subway tile in interesting colors; above photo Landmark Tile

residential tile trends marca corona

  1. Cemented – soft plaster looks for indoors and out; above photo Marca Coronaresidential tile trends stonepeak
  2. Cobbled – terrazzo-type look and can also mimic natural stone, and many colors are available; above photo StonePeak Ceramics

Pamesa ceramica


  1. Wood-look tile – has evolved over the years with species, widths and colors and can be used in wet areas; above photo Pamesa Ceramica

residential tile trends lafaenz

  1. Emeralds & pinks – color explosion seen in botanical and stone looks and shades; above photo Lafaenz

emil group

  1. Elegance/lux looks – marble in high shine, classic veining, hints of gold; above photo Emil Group

portobello america

  1. Indoor/outdoor living – warm and cool tones; above photo Portobello America

Ceramica sant'Agostino

  1. Sensory seduction – more tactile and linear looks in bold and neutral; geometric shapes; above photo Ceramica Sant’Agostino

Porcelanite residential tile trends

  1. The 70s – glam, bold, whimsy, reflective; above photo Porcelanite DOS

Florida Tile

  1. Undulated – subtle movement in the glaze; above photo Florida Tile

By Chelsie Butler, KBB Executive Editor

Click here to read more about Coverings 2023.