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GIO Looks at 5 Top Tile Trends

Striking a balance between unique and timeless in commercial design can be a lofty goal. While a commercial space should ideally be able to stand the test of time, remaining as attractive and inviting as it did from day one, it is important to be relevant. A good design should be impactful, capturing the spirit of the times and speaking to today’s demands and lifestyle. But it also has to be timeless enough to avoid seeming outdated too soon. This is especially important for the parts of commercial spaces (such as floors and walls) that are not practical to update often. With this in mind, we have carefully curated a selection of tile and stone products that cover a range of on-trend styles that are sure to endure the test of time. Here’s a look at the latest tile trends that we believe will keep your spaces looking great for years to come.

 

Masonry Look Tiles

Brick was a big favorite last year, and it remains strong, but the masonry look is beginning to embrace some interesting interpretations like brick sizes and shapes in different looks like concrete, wood, and even metallics.

Handmade by GIO Wall Tile
Handmade by GIO Wall Tile, shown here in 3 x12 Metallic Silver

Wood Look Tiles

There is no doubt that that wood-like tile is here to stay; in fact it’s one of the largest selling categories in the tile industry right now. Wood tiles look more authentic than ever, and they just keep getting better. And they also offer unmatched durability, a win-win for commercial applications.

GIO Fountaine floor and wall tile
Fountaine by GIO, shown here in Noce, 3 x 18

 

Metal Tiles

Metal tiles for walls have been a favorite for a few years now, but the color offerings are growing with finishes now available in matte or light polishes. Look to polished or brushed silver for a sleek contemporary look, or turn to warm bronze or copper tiles for timeless beauty with a more traditional style.

Alumina wall tile
Alumina by GIO is available in a range of shapes in silver and warm bronze.

 

Big & Thin

Large-format, thin porcelain tiles continue to get bigger every year, bringing new design possibilities. These large slabs can be used to for floors, walls and countertops and are available in a range of looks from marble to wood.

GIO_Thin 5.5
GIO_Thin 5.5, shown here in Calacatta is available in lengths up to 118.”

3D Wall Tiles

Thanks to evolving technologies tile manufacturing, companies are able to create ceramic tiles with dimensional shapes, folds, waves, raised geometry, and asymmetrical profiles. Fitting these tiles together yields a three dimensional wall with a seamless sculpted surface, creating an artful, yet practical, focal point.

ARTE in Bordeaux
ARTÉ by GIO 3D subway tile, shown here in Bordeaux.

GIO is your gateway to beautifully designed, strategically selected collections of floor and wall tile sure to fit your demanding specification requirements and unique style. We look forward to working with you!

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