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GIO Tile Looks at Commercial Tile Trends for Walls

Ceramic tile—including the exceptionally high-performing porcelain tile category—is without a doubt, the right choice in a post-COVID world.  When it comes to commercial surfacing, tile is especially a no-brainer for floors, and it should be for walls as well. Tile has many advantages over other wall surface materials such as paint, wallpaper, wood, and brick to name a few.

Porcelain tiles are hygienic, extremely durable, easy to clean and maintain, fireproof, and resistant to fading, moisture, and odors. The material is environmentally friendly because it emits no VOCs, doesn’t require the use of caustic cleaners, and doesn’t require the destruction of other natural resources like wood or plant material.

And as for the cost compared to these other materials? When you consider the life cycle, long-term performance, durability, and easy maintenance of tile over the other materials often used for walls, tile is actually very cost-effective in the long haul. So what’s not love about tile for walls? Tile design has come a very long way from the bland commercial looks of the old days.  When you factor in the extraordinary array of colors, patterns, and designs available that rival the detail of many traditional wall covering materials, there is absolutely nothing not to love about tile for walls.

Here’s a look at some of our tile styles for achieving fashion-forward looks with the performance characteristics your commercial design projects demand.

Bold Stone Styles

Make a statement on a wall or any vertical surface with dramatic stone looks, like these selections from our Mural, Rex, and Matera collections.

GIO Mural, Aqua Onyx 24x48 Polished & Rectified
Mural in Aqua Onyx
GIO-Rex,-Black-24-x-48-Polished-and-Rectified-Bookmatch-Field-Tile
Rex in Black Polished Bookmatch
GIO Matera, Anthracite 24x48 Rectified
Matera iin Anthracite

Subway Tiles with a Twist

Subway tile is classic, but as with many classics, it’s often a new twist given to the “expected” that makes the designs endure. Here’s a look at some of our fun and exciting takes on subway tile: Pastel, Lustro, Naxos, Subway, and Brick_Mood. Discover more subway tile styles here.

GIO-Pastel,-Aqua-2.5x10-Glossy-Field-Tile
Pastel in Aqua
Lustro in Light Grey
GIO Naxos, Grey 3x16 Wall Tile bathroom room scene
Naxos in Grey
Subway by GIO Wall Tile in 4x16 Architectural Grey Bright
Subway in Architectural Grey Bright
GIO-brick_mood,-Black-2x10-Glossy-and-Matte-Field-Tile room scene
Brick_Moode in Black Glossy and Matte

 

3D & 3D ILLUSIONS

Thanks to the Art Deco revival going on, the three-dimensional geometric surface trend has resurfaced. You’ll find both actual and trompe l’oeil  3D tiles riding the wave of popularity. Our Arté and Rombo collections answer this trend to create big wow factors in both retro and modern design schemes.

Arte in Dove
Arté in Dove
GIO Rombo in Sky
Rombo in Sky

 

 Artsy Wood Looks

Wood-look tiles are now a mainstay for floors, but they are a great alternative surface for walls, too. Wood tiles have become so realistic since they first arrived on the scene that even touching them often does not reveal their porcelain secret. We’ll always love a traditional wood look tile, but we’re also taken by artful, edgy renditions that offer the back-to-nature warmth we crave with something new and unexpected. Some of our favorite wood looks for walls are Tigerwood, Paintwood, and Char. See all of our wood-look tile collections here.

Tigerwood floor and wall tile
Tigerwood in Saddle
Paintwood in Vintage
Paintwood in Vintage
Char floor and wall tile by GIO
CHAR by GIO in Auburn

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at some of our commercial-grade tile products for walls! Click here to see all our collections suitable for vertical surfaces. Samples for these lines, in addition to all our tile collections, are available free to the trade. Contact us anytime – we’re here to work with you!

 

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