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Top Tile Trends for 2018

Across Texas from the biggest cities to Little Elm, new homes are being decorated with the latest tile trends. This year we’ll see exciting new directions in tile including fresh shapes, colors and patterns. Let these top tile trends for 2018 inspire you when you choose tile for your kitchen, bath, entryway or fireplace surround:

New shapes – We’ll see more tiles in unusual shapes like diamonds, parallelograms, squares, hexagons and even crosses and “H” shapes of all sizes. Use all one color for a subtly patterned monotone look or mix several colors to create bold patterns.

Tiny tiles – Little “penny” tiles and tiny hexes are great for backsplashes and shower floors. A creative installer can use them to assemble intricate mosaic patterns.

Textured tile – Raised geometric shapes, woodgrain and ripple patterns, stone textures and bas-relief create visual interest even in monochrome designs.

Glazed tiles in bright colors – These will be available in a range of finishes from a handmade look with natural variations to a more uniform coating of bright, solid colors. Blues and grays ae expected to be especially popular.

Neutrals – Understated gray and beige are classic shades for creating a timeless look. These go-with-anything hues add a relaxing mood in the bathroom and fit well with the larger decorating trend toward natural finishes.

Black tiles – Especially when applied with black grout, black tiles in matte or glossy finishes impart a dramatic, elegant look perfect for a modern fireplace surround.

Matte finish – These natural-looking tiles lend themselves to a low-key style and are easy to care for. Since they don’t show streaks and smears as readily as glazed tile, they don’t need to be cleaned as often. They’re great for floors in busy households.

Jazzed-up Subway Tile – This old standby is being installed in new ways. Try contrasting grout or have the tiles installed in a parquet pattern, just like a parquet floor with its perpendicular blocks of wood arranged in repeating patterns. Subway tile is also now available in new sizes, colors and shapes to suit nearly any decor.

Terra Cotta – A true classic, but with a modern twist. Instead of the familiar reddish brown unglazed tiles, terra cotta can now be found in a range of colors from creamy pale to black with or without a glaze.

Building a new home is the perfect opportunity to have fun with this year’s latest tile trends. If you’d like to try one or more of them, Landon Homes builds Little Elm new homes in a variety of styles and floor plans.

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