Hot Trend! Tile That Looks Like Leather

 

 

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A unique trend in flooring and wall coverings that is receiving rave reviews from homeowners and business owners is installing porcelain tile that looks like fabric. This interesting, alternative to carpeting is being used in homes and businesses because of its design flexibility and easy maintenance. It offers the qualities of softness and texture and is available in a number of unique, timeless patterns and designs suitable for all room types.

 

 

The various diverse and interesting patterns found in these unique versatile flooring collections allow the owner to project individuality in taste and preference. Solid colors made to resemble fabrics add warmth and the feeling of texture to any decor. Stunning mosaics and decorative pieces with multiple colors round out many of the collections. By combining the qualities of carpeting with those of porcelain tile, rooms take on an entirely new dimension that adds uniqueness to any space.

 

 

 

A new tile collection has caught the eye of Tile Unlimited’s tile consultants and designers. Remember that favorite worn leather jacket you used to own? You can now get that look for your floors and walls. With an eclectic yet charming approach, Aged Leather emulates the look and feel of genuine aged leather with a soft luxurious texture, subtle color tones and the suggestion of cracking, just like real aged leather.

 

 

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Seamless Indoor & Outdoor Spaces

 

 

Porcelain tile is the perfect material for bridging your indoor spaces with the great outdoors. Using the same flooring for your patio as your living room or kitchen creates fluidity and claims a piece of the outdoors as your own, which truly allows you to have your own outdoor living space.

 

Porcelain stone-effect and wood-look tile flooring are great choices because they look luxurious—thanks to the beautiful finishes and color varieties—but it is also extremely practical. Porcelain tile is long-lasting and low-maintenance, and isn’t a material you’ll have to upgrade anytime soon. When designing your seamless inside-outside transition, consider these tile ideas and tile collections.

 

 

Color Variation is Key

 

While there are many different types of stone-look and wood-look flooring options to choose from, picking the right pattern is one of the most important considerations. Think of Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. Pattern and texture have a way of drawing your eye forward and eliminating elements of separation. For instance, consider going with a wood-look tile chevron pattern that points the eye outside, or a pattern that involves multiple tiles that are different sizes. Porcelain stone-look and wood-look tiles not only lends a sense of authenticity and rustic acuity to outdoor spaces, but their inherent color variations make it an easy choice for matching both indoor and outdoor decor.

 

Go Tropical

 

Add a touch of exotic, tropical style to your indoor and outdoor spaces with Tropics, a new Italian porcelain wood-look tile collection. It gets its inspiration from wood found in the tropics and features outstanding color variations. The collection is equally at home on floor, walls and even outdoors. Featuring four tropical colors (Amber, Blossom, Midnight, Ocean), two sizes (8×47, 12×24), beautiful mosaics and is offered in either a matte or shiny finish.

 

 

Dig Deeper

 

Getting its inspiration from tall, upright stone formations that were erected in ancient times, Archaeology is a porcelain slate-effect collection. When installed outdoors, it becomes an extension of your indoor space (pictured below). The collection is offered in 2 sizes (18×36, 23×23), 3 colors (Antracita, Arena, Gris) but the real star of this collection are the stunning, dimensional wall decors which you can see in the pictures below.

 

 

Made in the Shade

 

Shade Stone is an Italian porcelain stone-effect tile collection that also features gorgeous dimensional wall decors and mosaics. The large-format collection features 3 sizes (12×24, 18×36, 32×32), 5 colors (Almond, Black, Grey, Musk, White) in a matte finish. The 5 natural shades capture the age-old spirit of stone with a modern twist. As you can see in the photos below, installing it outdoors is truly an extension of your indoor space.

 

 

When you’re ready to integrate your outdoor space with your indoor rooms, head on over to Tiles Unlimited. With scores of collections that work indoors as well as outdoors, our expert designers stand ready to help you create the design of your dreams. View more tile collections suitable for outdoor use here.

Versace Marble…A Tiles Unlimited Exclusive

 

 

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VERSACE MARBLE
Marble is said by many to be a king in the interior design world. It can give a classic touch to a space like no other texture. With smooth reflections of light and strong lines, its strengths are diverse. The geometries through marble structures create a contemporary, yet warm and enveloping, atmosphere throughout a room. These characteristics enrich our Versace Marble porcelain tile collection, making it the ideal line for furnishing the home with style, fascination and, of course, a touch of sheer class.

 

 

A PURE MATERIAL BECOMES A PRECIOUS DÉCOR
The elegant and classical spirit of Versace Home is once again charmingly reinterpreted in the new Marble line, a porcelain tile collection for floors and walls that is both timeless and of absolute quality. The luster of the surfaces and the unmistakable Versace style for slabs, mosaics, borders and décors in pure ceramic material, machined and finished  by masterful craftsmanship and innovative technologies.

 

NEW SCENARIOS TO BE DISCOVERED
Versace Marble is strongly oriented towards the world of design and is available in slabs of 23″x46″ and 23″x23″ and a color palette of six shades with bright accents of onyx, enabling new and creative uses. The exclusive high resolution print technology makes each piece of the collection different and unique, the finishes reproduce the beauty and detail of artistic decorations.

 

 

THE NEW COMFORT OF LIGHT AND SPACE
Materials, colors and the special trim pieces of Versace Marble are designed to dress the heart of the home with functional creativity: from the day area to the night area, from the living room to the study, the ability to create versatile compositions while maintaining a strong connection between the environments. The combinations of the available surfaces, lapped with a water effect and chalked non-reflective effect trace fluid paths of light and space with a new perspective on interior furnishings.

 

GEOMETRY INTERTWINED WITH COLOUR
Mosaics with mixed surfaces play with the light, artisan décors with precious ceramic materials pay attention to the details enriching Versace Marble with a bright, vibrant charm, enhanced by the prestigious Medusa rose inlays, a symbol of the Versace Home style.

 

 

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Marble-Look Porcelain Tiles

 

 

 

 

 

We love the look of marble, don’t you? Marble is perhaps the most timeless and luxurious of products to use on floors and walls. However, unlike porcelain tile, it requires regular sealing, has a higher purchase price and often costs more to install.

Porcelain tiles that look like marble continue to gain in popularity, not only for its price, but also for its stunning looks. It doesn’t just simply look like marble, many of us can’t even tell the difference anymore. In addition, porcelain is much easier to maintain and care for than marble. Their classic marble look comes from the amazing inkjet technology that creates an authentic-looking, non-repeating marble-like pattern on a porcelain tile. Let’s take a look at 4 moderately priced, high-quality marble-look tile collections. Be sure to click the links to see more photos and further details on each collection.

 

 

Ambience

A stunning interpretation of marble in 5 colors and 3 large-format sizes, Ambience reinterprets timeless marble in this very diverse collection. The Italian porcelain marble-look tile is available with either a matte or shiny finish and starts at about $7.00 per square foot, depending on size. Several different trim pieces will finish off your installation including some beautiful mosaics.

 

 

Glacier


Glacier is a stunning Spanish porcelain collection designed to look like Carrera and Calacatta marble. Its polished surface screams elegance. Choose from 4 large-format sizes with rectified edges. We’re in love with the 30”x30” size and at about $7.00-$9.00 per square foot, this collection is a steal.

 

 

Manhattan Marble


Manhattan Marble combines the beauty of mined Carrara marble from Italy with American made, high-tech porcelain. Four colors and multiple sizes with exquisite mosaics and trims are offered. Mix and match sizes for the most realistic look. This collection, with a shiny finish, will cost from $10.00-12.00 per square foot. As porcelain tiles get bigger and bigger, this collection takes advantage of the newer technology by offering a stunning 24×48 sized tile.

 

 

Marble Royale


Starting at under $5.00 per square foot, Marble Royale is a bargain. The collection is an elegant, durable and polished porcelain tile made to resemble marble, but without the maintenance or the price of marble. Its large-format sizes mean fewer grout joints and we’re partial to the 24×48 and 36×36 sizes.

Versace Marble…A Sneak Peek

 

 

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The design house of Versace has long been a pioneer in the world of fashion and it now turns its attention to interior design. The Versace Marble collection has been designed to create a warm, enveloping atmosphere for elegant rooms, giving the space a classic touch that will remain timeless for years to come. This Italian porcelain collection dresses the heart of the home with functional creativity, from the living room to the bedroom. Three large-format sizes, a sophisticated color palette of six shades of rare stones with bright accents of onyx, a wide range of mosaics with an optical effect, special pieces and precious décors, make Versace Marble a collection for new and creative uses, just waiting to be discovered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tile Trends: Urban Industrial

 

 

 

 

Structured, corroded, dented and dulled. Urban Industrial creates a revolutionary metal look that is aggressive and uncompromising. This distinctive collection recalls the anti-slip finish of stage construction materials in a reinterpreted diamond plate texture (Boss finish); while the companion wall tile features the look of erosion caused by water dripping from metal. The collection is equally at home in commercial and residential applications.

Floor tile colors – Blue Boss, Blue Diving, Grey Boss, Grey Diving, Red Boss, Red Diving
Floor tile sizes – 12″ x 12″, 12″ x 24″, 24″ x 24″, 8″ x 48″ (Boss finish only)

Wall tile colors – Drip Blue, Drip Red, Drip White
Wall tile sizes – 4″ x 12″

Trim – Mosaics

The Italian porcelain collection has a matte and textured (Boss colors) finish.

 

 

 

 

Hot Trend – Wood-Look Tile in the Bathroom

Looking to make your bathroom unique? Maybe something rustic, yet contemporary? Consider wood-look tile for your bathroom and yes, even your shower.

Real wood presents some major difficulties in the bathroom let alone the shower. In fact, wood in the shower is pretty much unheard of—until now. We’re talking about wood-look porcelain tile in the shower. It gives you a realistic wood-grain look with the natural variations found in hardwood along with the durability and ease of maintenance you simply can’t get with anything but tile.

 

Distinctive Wood collection

 

Tiles Unlimited has more than two-dozen wood-look tile collections that are applicable for use in a bathroom. You can create an unexpected look that you’ll enjoy using every day. Some popular options include our Distinctive Wood collection, available in 8 colors and 3 sizes (mix and match different widths for the most realistic look) with outstanding color variation.  More traditional offerings include our Touch Wood (9 colors) and Wooden Forest (3 colors with some stunning mosaics).  For those wanting the look of wooden planks, our Unusual Wood collection is offered in 6 colors and 5 sizes with planks as long as 67”.

 

Touch Wood collection

 

Tile sizes offer some flexibility in design as well. A traditional plank looks stunning either placed horizontally or vertically. Add an accent tile to dress it up. Large format tiles have become a staple on the floor, but have made their way to the wall so why not put them to work in the shower? As an alternative to the large plank, try a smaller, linear wood-look tile. Playing with the size can transform your shower into a unique, luxury retreat.

Your shower has a job to do. Take some time to consider functionality along with design. You must consider your shower wall and shower floor as two separate things. Any wood-look tile that can withstand a moist environment will perform well on the shower wall, but the floor is a different story.

 

Unusual Wood collection

 

Because of the requirements of the shower floor, mosaics of four inches or smaller should be used with standard drain while linear drains afford you the option of using larger tile. You have to make sure you have the right slope to the drain and larger tiles make that difficult to achieve. The extra grout lines you get when installing a shower floor also give you more slip-resistance—which you need plenty of on the shower floor. Designing a shower that’s anything but ordinary with unexpected materials like wood-look tile for the shower requires a bit of expertise, both in purchasing and installation. Always check manufacturer recommendations to ensure you select an appropriate tile for your shower floor or ask our expert Tile Consultants.

 

Wooden Forest collection

 

While you’re looking at tile for your bathroom, make sure you check out our new line of bathroom fixtures including vanities, freestanding bathtubs, medicine cabinets, mirrors and bath accessories.

Create a Stunning Feature Wall

One of our favorite design elements is the “feature wall” and it is becoming one of the hottest trends of 2017. If you’re looking to make a design statement in your home, consider creating a feature wall with tile. No matter which room contains a feature wall, it adds a great deal of depth to the rooms while creating an interesting focal point.

If you are asking what is a feature wall, let us explain. A feature wall is generally one wall or a section of a wall in a room that is different from the other walls, whether the difference be color, texture, size or all of the above.

 

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How to Create a Feature Wall

What we love about the feature wall is that it gives you the opportunity to be totally creative and design “outside the box”. If you aren’t into bold designs, you can always choose to be more conservative and just select a paint color a couple of tones darker than your other walls.

 

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However, since our true passion is tile and stone, we get much more excited about seeing and creating a feature wall with tile and stone. Depending on the tile you choose, you can create a subtle feature wall that is more about texture and a suggestion of pattern, or is bolder if your tile pattern exhibits a lot of shade variation. The wood-look porcelain plank tile look continues to be stronger than ever as a floor tile and as an exciting wall tile for feature walls.

 

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Brick-look tile is also a very popular choice for a feature wall, offering an industrial look with outstanding color variations and texture. As with many of the wood-look tile collections, it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between real brick and porcelain brick-look tile.

Ready to Create Your Own Feature Wall?

We hope we have inspired you. A feature wall is an easy and effective way to add visual interest to almost any room in your home. With so many product options, creating a feature wall with tile can be great fun. We hope you’ll consider including one. One last tip, any tile can be used on walls even though not all tiles can be used on floors. This means, when creating your special feature wall your options are virtually limitless.

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The design experts at Tiles Unlimited, dual winner in the 2017 Best of the Boro Competition (Best Tile Store & Best Kitchen & Bath Store) stand ready to help you design the feature wall, or any space, of your dreams. Now is the perfect time to visit us as our Semi-Annual Tile Clearance Sale is now in progress. With savings up to 80% off, you won’t find a better time to shop for tile.

Ancient Techniques…Modern Style

Encaustic tile may be a new term to you, but it’s an antique style making a big comeback. These ornate tiles are at once old-fashioned and modern, so here’s how to incorporate this design trend for 2017.

 

Encaustic tiles were all the rage in the Victorian era and even farther back, in the medieval times. Until recently, these ornate tiles had fallen out of favor as unadorned or glazed tiles took their place. The designs are more complicated and the finished tiles heavier from the layers, making the tiles unique but costly.

Contemporary encaustic tiles can have bold graphics in an array of colors or throwbacks to Medieval or Victorian time periods. The ability to create such intricate patterns is a hallmark of this style. Encaustic tiles are endlessly versatile and can fit into any design scheme, making them a new favorite of designers.

Encaustic tile is gorgeous in an entryway where your visitors can admire it. It is also comfortable in bathrooms and kitchens, natural homes for tile. Encaustic tile is even beautiful and useful in a living room. The design element replaces a rug, acts as a focal point, and dogs and kids can do no harm to the tough tiles. Since the design is inlayed, it will not wear away with use, making it perfect for high traffic areas.

 

Why stop at the floor? Encaustic tile is beautiful on walls or backsplashes, too, in bathrooms or kitchens. A geometric backsplash and accent wall take a streamlined kitchen from simple to high-design. Click here to see design ideas for encaustic tiles. With over ½ million square feet of tile in stock, you’ll find the perfect tile for your project at Tiles Unlimited.

Hot Trend – A Perfect Blend of Urban Style and Timeless Appeal

Brick-look tile is hot for walls and backsplashes. Enter Generation Brick and Amsterdam, two new porcelain tile collections made to look like real brick. Unlike traditional bricks, they are durable and easy to clean, making them a practical surface for flooring.

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Both collections are a perfect blend of contemporary style and timeless appeal, with an impressively accurate reproduction of the look and feel of brick. Old world cobblestone streets, industrial chic restaurants and lavish brick buildings are the inspiration for these new brick-look porcelain tile collections. Brick-look tiles were popular in 2016 and are expected to be one of the hottest trends for 2017. We hesitate to use the word trend as their design is timeless.

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We think that the reason brick-look tiles are so popular is because there are so many different possibilities for installation patterns and locations. That is certainly the case with both Generation Brick and Amsterdam. Some of the most popular brick-look tile installations are used for backsplashes, accent walls, fireplace surrounds, covering post and beams and floors.

Generation Brick comes in an array of colors (cream, dark, red, rust, umber) with gorgeous color variation and two sizes (2”x10” & 7”x13”) with a rough surface that feels like real bricks. The collection also includes matching large format floor tiles (13”x13” & 24”x24”).

Amsterdam also offers a variety of color choices (beige, brown, charcoal, fog, multicolor, sunset) and two sizes (2”x10” & 5”x10”). The collection includes stunning mosaics in matching colors as well as matching 12”x24” floor tiles.

Tiles Unlimited offers several porcelain brick-look porcelain tile collections in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Stop in and chat with our expert tile designers, recipient of 107 five-star customer reviews in 2016.