10 Tile Trends for 2018

You know the saying ‘New Year, New You’, well the same goes for your home. There’s no better time than the new year to get that reno underway. Tiles are a great way to modernise and update that tired space adding instant impact.

Here are some of the trends we’re seeing for 2018.

 

Hexagonal Tiles

Geometric hexagonal tiles have been popular the last few years and 2018 will be no different – with the hex tile trend as strong as ever. You don’t need to go for the stock standard white small honeycomb shape; today there are so many sizes, colours, patterns, textures and tones to mix and match to maximum impact to that space.

Dakota Tiles: Stockholm Hexagon Tiles

Dakota Tiles: Stockholm Hexagon Tiles

Terracotta Tiles

We all know that fashion moves in cycles, and that’s certainly true for tile trends also. For many of us terracotta tiles may give you nightmares of the 70’s but this coming year we’re seeing a resurgence of this classic tile finish. Terracotta tiles inject a natural element to interiors bringing warmth to any space. The 2018 Terracotta comeback has taken on a modern twist; think geometric, chevron, herringbone patterns and mixed with pastel tones. They are extremely versatile and fit in with many decorating themes from coastal chic, to Mediterranean through to Moroccan-inspired looks. So, embrace the terracotta and fall back in love with this rustic warmth all over again.

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Glazed Tiles

2018 is bringing bathrooms, kitchens and laundrys covered in glossy glazed tiles. From cashmere tones, to calm pastels through to bright colourful tiles – they’re all looking popular.

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Patterned Tiles

Still looking popular for 2018 are patterned tiles laid out in a patchwork. The key for pulling off this striking statement is to let the tiles be the hero of the room and pair with simple, streamlined furniture and lighting choices which will create a modern look with added impact and character. 

Dakota Tiles: Cementine Mix Tiles

Dakota Tiles: Cementine Mix Tiles

Black Tiles

Black tiles matched with black grout are looking like a strong trend for 2018. The perfect combination for a sleek and modern splashback, bathroom floor, or around a fireplace. Plus, an added bonus of this colour scheme is you don’t have to worry about cleaning the grout quite as often as you would with a light colour.

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Chevron pattern

The Chevron pattern has been around for centuries and has made a massive resurgence of late due to the popularity of geometric patterns. The great thing about this style is that it suits both period and contemporary homes, and is so versatile that it looks stunning on the floor, wall, splashback or as a design feature. This can also make a narrow space appear wider, perfect for those smaller bathroom or laundry areas.

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Terrazzo

This marble mosaic flooring popularised in 1920s Art Deco architecture is making a comeback in 2018 with a new modern twist. Say hello to gorgeous terrazzo tiles. Today terrazzo tiles are more refined, come in many different colour palettes and bring a sense of luxury to any space. This tile choice is so versatile and looks great on the floor, walls, or as a feature tile.

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Penny rounds

Penny round tiles have been around for what feels like an eternity. These last few years they have re-emerged and 2018 they’ll be as strong as ever. Expect to see more variations in colour, texture and tone and also them being featured across entire walls, floors and even ceilings.

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Metallic  

Metallic tiles are all the rage in interior design today and 2018 we will see even more. Expect to see this tile trend in kitchens, bathrooms, living areas, and entrance ways – metallic tiles are striking almost anywhere. The different metallic tones and textures make them unique and you’re bound to find a favourite.

Dakota Tiles: Peraki Tiles

Dakota Tiles: Peraki Tiles

Large Format Tiles

Bigger is better certainly rings true when it comes to 2018 tile choices. Large format tiles are the perfect choice for a sleek, luxurious, aesthetically pleasing look. We have many large format tiles in-store varying from 600x1200 and even larger. These tiles create a clean and contemporary look to any space.

Dakota Tiles: Lake Heron Gravel Tile

Dakota Tiles: Lake Heron Gravel Tile

How tiles can revamp that outdoor space

With the warmer months upon us, so is the season for BBQ’s, sipping G&T’s on the patio, and relaxation by the pool. You might be ready to enjoy the longer daylight hours with family and friends but is your backyard?

Through winter we can neglect our outdoor areas but now is the time to focus on turning that outdoor space into a magazine-worthy retreat.

Outdoor patio

Gone are the days of the boring outdoor patio. Tiles are a great way to easily refresh that space, it instantly adds impact and is easy to maintain. They are also extremely hardwearing, durable enough to withstand the elements of nature as well as high traffic entertaining areas. 

Dakota Tiles

Dakota Tiles

Outdoor walls

The addition of walls or half walls can help define outdoor areas and spaces giving a more private and intimate feel. You can go for a more natural look with a brick-look tile or something more eye catching like a colourful mosaic or patterned tile.

Dakota Tiles

Dakota Tiles

Around the pool or spa area

There are many tile options for your wet area but ensure you always go for a slip-resistance tile to prevent any accidents. Natural stone look tiles are perfect for a luxurious resort look and contrast nicely with a bold mosaic internal pool tile.

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Outdoor shower

If you’re lucky enough to have a decadent outdoor shower in your backyard, this is the perfect opportunity for you to add a hint of colour, texture and pattern to turn an ordinary outdoor shower into a relaxing oasis exuding luxury.

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