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

3D-Pietra

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!

GIO Looks at What’s In for Wall Tile

Glass & Stone
Glass and Stone Collection by GIO

If you haven’t considered tile as a wall covering for your commercial design projects, you should definitely give it a thought because the advantages of tile over paint or wallpaper are many. Tiles are durable, hygienic, easy to clean, stain-proof, fireproof, fade, odor, and moisture resistant, as well as often environmentally friendly and cost-effective considering life cycle of the material and its long term performance. Wall tiles allow you to put texture or patterns on the wall that rival the detail and softness of wallpaper and paint, minus the mess. What’s not to love? Here’s a look at the latest trends in wall tile.

Color Shift

While grey tones continue to be on-trend, clay, taupe, and other neutrals are making a comeback. Soft blacks are also beginning to rival grey’s popularity. Though neutral-toned tiles are very fashionable right now, rich or bright colors are often used to create eye-catching wall designs that will make memorable impressions in commercial interiors.

Moda Ceramic Floor and wall Tile by GIO
MODA by GIO

The New Mosaics

Multi-hued glass mosaics have moved beyond the classic 1-inch x 1-inch square. Linear “pencil” tiles in stacked or random patterns, and often mixed with natural stone and/or metals, offer depth and dimension to vertical surfaces. Ceramic and stone mosaic shapes are varied, ranging from ovals and triangles to hexagons and marquise. Metal tile designs have taken a huge leap and are now available in a wide array of shapes, including 3D and a variety of finishes.

Stainless-glass-stone mosaic wall tile by GIO
Stainless, Glass & Stone Collection by GIO
Alumina wall tile
ALUMINA by GIO

Texture

Digital printing technology has enabled manufacturers to add texture to tiles to create intricate visual effects. Fabric-look tiles that mimic the look and feel of textiles offer a softer look while retaining the hard-wearing characteristics of porcelain. 3D tiles in porcelain or stone create a continuous, sculptural texture, lending a thoroughly modern look to any space.

Linen floor and wall tile
LINEN by GIO
3D Pietra
3D PIETRA by GIO

Artisanal Looks

Handcrafted objects have become more and more in demand over the past 10 years as we continue to desire looks that communicate authenticity. And while handmade tiles are certainly beautiful, it’s not always practical to source and install artisan tiles, especially for large commercial spaces. Savvy tile manufacturers have figured how to re-create that “antique chic” look without the handmade price tag.   

Barista Wall Tile
BARISTA by GIO

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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