This is the first in a series of featured 2023 Trends. Be sure to check out all of our 2023 Tile Trends.
Every designer knows that color, scale, and proportion are essential to a beautiful home. But if there’s one ingredient that pulls everything together, it’s texture.
Picture the most welcoming space you’ve ever been in; chances are it was brimming with texture. In a living room, a nubby sofa and linen draperies contrast with the smooth surfaces of wood or glass fixtures and furnishings. Add a sturdy stone fireplace and a woven rug on a gleaming wood floor and watch diverse elements come together in a way that enhances depth, dimension, and visual interest.
Texture is always on-trend, and tile is a perfect vehicle for bringing it into your home.
At TileBar, we take texture seriously. We offer an array of tactile products that cover all the bases—from bold graphics to intricate patterns. Go for a shiny surface or a matte instead. Opt for the timeless appeal of vintage craquelure, a fresh take on classic terrazzo, or a trompe l’oeil tile that perfectly mimics the surface of a genuine wood plank.
Textured tile has a place in every room in the house. The kitchen and bath are obvious spots, where warm, matte surfaces can keep a modern kitchen feeling homey, and make a bath feel like a true sanctuary. But there’s no need to confine beauty and variety to just those spaces. Consider a living room accent wall, in one of our wood-look porcelains or replace a tired brick fireplace surround with a stunning glass-embedded terrazzo. Smooth, glossy subway tile is a perennial favorite, but today it’s sharing the spotlight with all kinds of texture—real, simulated, abstract, and imagined.
The Kenridge collection captures the architectural essence of wood, especially in striking Ribbon Gray. Creating the illusion of rib-slat paneling, the matte porcelain tile leans toward contemporary, while its weathered gray hue and subtle graining lets it bridge styles from Scandinavian to rustic to modern. Kenridge comes in an oversized 24-by-48-inch format for easy installation, and its minimal grout lines make it a breeze to keep clean. It’s also available in maple, black, and white.
Enso Ribbed Oak has a distinctive geometric style, looking for all the world like natural oak. This matte porcelain tile can stand alone as the hero element in a spa-like bath, or it can serve as a beautiful companion to other tiles. The Enso collection features a large, 24-by-48-inch format, in hues of cool ash and weathered gray. It’s versatile enough to live in a rustic mountain home or an Art Deco-inspired urban condo.
Mod 3-D is a dramatic and playful collection that bridges styles from traditional to transitional to frankly modern. The matte ceramic Mod Smoke Gray is boldly ribbed, with a sophisticated, minimalist look. Whether installed vertically or horizontally, the linear design has a seductive rhythm and flow. Mod 3-D is available in an array of pastel colorways, including silvery lunar gray, demure blush pink, classic white, soothing aquamarine green, and spunky denim blue. Mix and match to your heart’s content.
Discover a perfect color companion to Mod 3D in Mancala Smoke Gray from our Mancala Terrazzo collection. It reimagines traditional terrazzo in a spirited new way, embedding glass pieces into a dark gray clay base. A matte finish gives the tile a soft, sophisticated look. Installed horizontally, the elongated 3-by-16-inch brick format makes a striking backsplash for kitchen or bath. Or use it vertically for a shower enclosure or accent wall. Either way, Mancala brings some eye candy into any contemporary or transitional space. Mancala’s palette—lunar gray, blush pink, white, aquamarine green, and denim blue—matches Mod 3D’s colorways to a T.
Sarina is a classic white ceramic tile with machine-made black crackle lines and a glossy finish. It may be reminiscent of antique craquelure, but Sarina is right at home in the 21st century. Formats include 3-by-6-inch subway tiles, 4-by-4-inch squares, and several trims and finishing pieces. While Sarina complements styles from traditional to modern, it’s an especially reliable companion to the popular and enduring farmhouse style. Handmade by ceramic artisans in Spain, these timeless tiles lend themselves to countless creative applications throughout the home.
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