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GIO Looks At What’s Trending in Wall Tile for Commercial Interiors

Bold wall treatments are a growing trend for commercial interiors, and for good reason. Walls offer an ample background for decorative elements that can make a statement and instantly change the vibe of a space. Good design tells a story, and walls in commercial spaces are often the perfect place to do just that. When it comes to surfacing materials to tell your story or create a decorative focal point, ceramic tiles can provide customizable, unique looks with exceptional performance characteristics – a must for demanding commercial spaces. And compared to other wall covering options’ high-maintenance and early replacement costs, the upfront expenditures for tile, setting materials, and installation are smart investments that will really pay off in the long run. 

So, what’s happening in the commercial design world with wall tile? Eye-catching, bold designs that are often geometric, patterned, textured, or dimensional are what commercial designers are choosing to bring their stories to life for existing and new spaces. Here’s a look at the trends in wall tile for commercial interiors.

Textured and Dimensional Tiles

There’s no doubt about it. Textured and dimensional tiles are hot, and there’s no shortage of shapes, patterns, and colors to choose from to create a beautiful, bold design statement. Even if bold colors and patterns are not for you, textured and dimensional tiles in neutral colors can pack a big punch. Use these tiles to create a focal point on one wall, create an accent, or use en mass, to surface the entire space.

Our Plush collection in lush neutrals has the look and feel of textile and is offered in modular sizes plus herringbone and basketweave mosaic for true design flexibility.

PLUSH floor and wall tile by GIO

Rigato by GIO has echoes of art deco styling interpreted in authentic cement, striated, and marble looks.

Rigato Wall Tile

Our 3D Pietria collection offers linear, dimensional tiles in stunning stone looks – slate, limestone, quartz, and marble.


Three-dimensional ARTÉ offers a modern take on subway tile that transforms walls into custom works of art.

ARTÉ in Cream


Patterned Tiles

Patterned, colorful tiles are showing up everywhere, taking over both floors and walls in a big way, bringing character and vintage charm to commercial spaces. Our Vintage collection offers the look of boldly patterned encaustic tiles with all the advantages of hard-wearing porcelain.

Vintage by GIO

Bold and Bright Colors

Playful uses of vibrant hues are a great way to stand out in commercial design. Our MODA collection is nothing short of wall tile eye candy! Available in a confection of colors and a versatile 5″ x 13″ size, these modern subway tiles are ideal for creating custom wall patterns and designs. A dimensional decorative package is available for each of the ten colors.

Moda wall tile by GIO

GIO Moda Dark Blue & White Decoria

Bold New Looks for “Wood Tile”

While authentic wood looks in tile have become a staple for commercial interiors, bold, new looks inspired by wood take your surfacing past the traditional look of hardwood into more updated, modern designs. Our rosewood inspired Harmony collection is a bolder, more modern take on the traditional wood-look.

Harmony Floor and Wall Tile


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!