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Tile flooring has always been a popular choice, but new trends are beginning to use it in exciting and innovative ways. The tile flooring trends that we’re seeing in 2021 are about more than just aesthetics; cleaner homes have become a paramount concern, and tile is leading the way. In this post, we’ll discuss the latest tile flooring trends in 2021 as they relate to style, performance, and healthy lifestyles.

Trending Tile Styles

Modern design practices offer more styles and color options than ever before. Here, we’ll discuss a few of the most popular in 2021.

Marble Aesthetics

Tile & stone flooring in a modern kitchen

The marble look is taking interior design by storm in 2021. Marble instantly invokes a sense of luxury and is now available in more color options than ever. While marble is one of the most expensive flooring options, there are beautiful, high-performance stone tile floors that offer the same look at a lower price. For example, our Paolo line offers the elegance of marble and the exceptional performance of glazed porcelain (more on that later).

Wood-Look Tile

Wood-look porcelain tile flooring in a kitchen

Wood-look tile floors are also gaining popularity. Stone floors with wood designs can achieve more style and color options than are available with natural wood planks. They can also bring the wood look into rooms and spaces where traditional hardwood floors simply won’t work. If you’ve wanted to bring the visuals of wood to your basement, kitchen, bathroom, or even outdoor patio, porcelain tile just might be your best choice.

Tile Flooring: Innovations in Performance

Tile & stone floors are trending for more than just their looks. While they have always been high-performance, modern innovations are bringing this to a new level. Porcelain tile floors have less moisture absorption than ceramic, making them great for kitchens, bathrooms, and (especially) below-grade applications.

Porcelain is also frost-resistant and suitable for outdoor use.

Healthy Floors, Healthier Home

Tuscany-style tile flooring in an upscale living room

Many homeowners are surprised to learn that floors play an important role with indoor air quality. This applies to hard surface and carpet. However, the surface of porcelain tile is considered hygienic since it helps prevent bacterial growth. It’s also easy to clean and maintain. With everyone looking for more ways to live healthy, it’s no surprise that porcelain tile is trending for its hygienic properties.

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