Posts Tagged ‘tile trends’

  • Hardwood Tile Trend

    Date: 2011.06.17 | Category: Bathrooms, Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    A trend right now in bathroom tile is the look of hardwood flooring. We spoke a few posts back about mixing tile flooring with hardwood, but actual hardwood is not a great choice in a wet, bathroom setting. Faux hardwood porcelain tile, however, is something worth looking into! Porcelain tile made to look like hardwood looks beautiful in many different applications.

    Not only does the tile give that nice hardwood effect, it also plays up another current trend which is linear tile. Read a previous post about linear tile here. It is also much easier to care for than real hardwood!

    This porcelain tile fits right into the current trend. (From the Garretson Tile Showroom)


    Porcelain tile made to look like hardwood gives a nice, linear effect (from the Garretson Tile Showroom)


  • Linear Tile Inspiration

    Date: 2011.04.15 | Category: Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    We’ve talked previously about the linear tile trend and how you can use it to create a unique, modern look for your home. Here are more tile examples from the Garretson showroom to use as inspiration if you are considering this style:

    This is another way to get the “look” of linear tile – use a linear patterned tile.

    Please stop by our showroom in Gettysburg, PA to view any of these in person and talk to a designer about what would work best in your home.

  • Talking Tile Trends

    Date: 2011.03.21 | Category: Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    As if there weren’t already enough options of tiles to choose from, there are two new types of tile that are becoming increasingly popular.

    You can find glass tile in a limitless amount of colors and sizes making it ideal for people who really want to customize a specific look for their home.  Another benefit of glass tile is that it is easy to mix with various other styles and looks, so don’t feel intimidated to mix and match it with different appliances, cupboards or counter tops!

    photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

    Another new trend is stainless steel tile! This modern look is not only meant for appliances anymore. As seen in the picture, it goes great in kitchens and brings a classy style to the decor.

    If you’re interested in seeing what other kinds of tile are out there, visit our website or stop in at our store to check out your options!

  • Linear Tile

    Date: 2010.12.17 | Category: Bathrooms, Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration, Kitchens, Tips and Advice | Response: 0

    A big trend in tile right now is the use of linear tile. Linear tile gives a really nice effect especially when used for kitchen backsplashes and bathrooms, but the effect can be used virtually anywhere. The different varieties and finishes that are available allows you to create a unique, contemporary look for your home. In addition to their contemporary look, these tiles can be effectively used to visually elongate a space vertically or horizontally depending on what you would like to achieve.

    Vertical tile in the bathroom in a stunning white. (image courtesy of

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    Really unique and beautiful pattern (image courtesy of

    Theses tiles from Daltile have detailed linear graining and high shade variation. This works nicely on the floor and on walls. (image courtesy of

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