What’s Trending: Unexpected Combinations

Bold combinations are the next big trend in tile. Styles that make a statement on their own, when combined with unexpected elements, can make a serious impact. For beginners, try combining two styles: one for floor and one for wall. For the advanced, pick as many as you like, and incorporate two styles into the floor. This is a purposeful design decision that can visually break up the room and give a high end, designer look.

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Pair a patterned tile like Antique Blue with a wood-look porcelain like Ascot Olivo is a simple and safe way to incorporate this trend into your home. The warm aged wood appearance of the Ascot Series is a nice offset to the hydraulic charm of the patterned Antique collection.

For an extremely elegant combination, start with a marble look like Marmol Carrara Blanco for the floor. This tile is a great way to get the look of marble with the durability of a porcelain tile. Add a mosaic in a similar or compliment  color shade, like Flow Brick Tobacco. The Flow mosaics are glass and are available in a mini brick pattern or a hexagon shape.

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For the more advanced and daring, combine two styles for the floor and one to two or more for the wall. Bluestone Topo, a ceramic tile that mimics cement in a weathered vintage finish, pairs nicely with Deco Bluestone, the complimenting decorative tile in the same series.  Add Forest Chelsea Camel, a wood look tile in a hexagon pattern. These tiles, although all unique with their own personality, are able to combine into one cohesive look.