The defining trend in ceramic tile and stone today is not the wood-look. It’s not high definition porcelain. It’s certainly not a particular color palette. And it’s not mixed format mosaics. All of those trends are important, but there is a much broader trend that is shaping the design of ceramic, stone, glass, and metal tiles today. It’s so simple that it’s easy to overlook.
Stone quarries and wood-look porcelain manufacturers are producing tiles in plank sizes, ranging from 6×18 inch broad planks to 4×36 narrow planks. Our most popular glass mosaics are offset sfalsatto pattern mixed color mosaics. Nearly all of our porcelains now come in a 12×24 field size. Wall tiles, once famous for the ubiquitous 8×10 sizing, are now stretched out to 6×19 sizes which are laid horizontally rather than vertically. Art Tile studios are moving away from the 4×4 and 6×6 sizing and introducing 2x8s and 2x12s.
We welcome trend toward elongated rectangles, as tile manufacturers have clung to the square for too long. Rectangles allow for new patterns that squares simply won’t accommodate. In our showroom we feature the herringbone pattern, the pinwheel pattern, the running bond pattern, and the straight set pattern. As you can see in the photos, the new elongated rectangles add elegance and distinction to your project.