Tile has been a favorite of designers and homeowners alike. Used in the bathroom on floors and walls, tile has always imparted a sense of luxury and cleanliness. Ceramic, porcelain and marble in patterns such as; basket weave, greek key, octagon and penny round mosaics were all the rage. Single color subway and 4 x 4 square tile with or without a contrasting border, was the wall tile of choice.
As time went on different sizes of tile became available and new technology and design initiatives helped to create porcelain and ceramic that mimic natural stone such as marble, slate, and travertine at a fraction of the cost of the real materials. The farmhouse trend in building and decor has raised the desire for tiles that mimic wood and patterned concrete.
Today we see 3-Dimensional tile patterns creating interest on walls, and large format tiles covering surfaces and minimizing grout lines.
The use of tile in the kitchen has also evolved over time. Marble and white subway tile still hold the top spots in the kitchen for back-splash material. However, there are new variations and patterns that have come to the fore.
Elongated or beveled subway tiles, herringbone or octagon marble allow clients to have a more personalized kitchen while still using timeless materials. Today there are also plenty of other materials, colors and patterns to allow your kitchen’s personality to really shine.