Tiles have truly become indispensable in the modern day home. This is primarily due to their aesthetic appeal, their long life and their ease of installation. The variety of tiles available in the market is virtually infinite which further complicates any decision relating to what type, color, and style of tile to use. Below is a list of some of the trends in tile manufacture, application and installation.
Despite what the name suggests, this does not mean using fragments of tiles instead of whole tiles. What this trend refers to is the use of tiles with ingrained patterns of a varied nature of fragments. The outcome using such tiles is to have a wall with an ever shifting pattern of fragments.
3D tile are yet another outcome in the shift of tile manufacturing techniques. The main difference between these tiles and the more traditional tiles is that the tiles have a raised upon which various patterns in relief are visible.
This is not to say that the trend implies to a shift from tiles to bricks. What the trend refers to is the use of tiles whose surface have repeating patterns of tiles
This trend refers to the use of tiles with distinct minute patterns. The outcome of after installing thesetiles isan implied brick wallcovering the area covered by the tiles.
The art deco trend refers to the use of tiles upon which small parts of a much larger abstract image have been printed. Upon the completion of the work of installing the tiles, a complete image is abtained.
This trend is not new as such but one thathad been popular at an ealier period. The trend involves the use of alternating black and white tiles. The outcome is a chik decor that gives a distinct feel at any part where the tiles have been used.
The trend involves the use of tiles with a colouration resembles the lustre of various metalsuch as stainless steel, aluminium, platinum and bronze. The outcome is the implied metallic sheen ofa metallic surface.
The tiles used have perpendicular linesdrawn in various colours. Once installed the effect is of countless lines intersecting at right angles.
As the name suggests, the trend refers to the using tiles in various shades of grey. A single shade is not used alone but rather a range of these. The impression achieved is one in which the tiled surface appears to fade away as you perceive the gradual shift through the shades o
This final trend refers the use of tiles in various aquatic blues alongside tinges of green. The desired outcome is the impression of being below the surface in shallow tropical waters.