2018 Tile Trends


Installing tile in your kitchen or bathroomis a big investment, but one that pays off in terms of value, comfort and aesthetics. Taking on a renovation is a big deal. After all, kitchen and bathroom renovations are some of the most expensive you can take on. So it’s understandable that you don’t want to choose a tile floor that will go out of style in the next couple of years. Progressive styles can range from terracotta tile to parquet patterns, but the list is endless. Your best bet is to hire a professional skilled in tile installation and repair so you can enjoy your flooring for many years to come, without the hassle and stress of doing it yourself.

So, how do you know what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to tile flooring? Here are some trends to look forward to this year as you look to remodel select rooms.

Porcelain Planks

These are porcelain tiles that are designed to resemblenatural wood grains, becoming more popular as an attractive and durable floor trend. Best part is, you can incorporate the look of real wood into spaces that traditionally wouldn’t allow for real wood due to their abundance of moisture, such as in the bathroom, says The Family Handyman. Porcelain planks that resemble wood are great for many other reasons:

  • They don’t get scratched in heavy traffic areas (think kitchens) like real wood will.
  • It’s less expensive than authentic hardwood.
  • Porcelain is easier to match for colors and stains, as well as white washes and grays.

Large-Format Tile

With a trend that used to be all about small squares, today’s trend is moving toward a bigger array of sizes, shapes, materials and patterns. Large-format tiles in particular, available in 12″ x 24″ and 36″ x 36″ rather than the standard 12″ x 12″ tiles are becoming more popular. Not only do they look cool, they offer a larger surface area with fewer grout areas to clean. However, large-format tiles are heavy and require a perfectly-level substrate and a professional installer to get the project just right, says HGTV.

Marble-Look Tile

Now you can achieve the classic, timeless, elegant look of marble in a tile option. Mimicking the gorgeous look of a natural stone that’s been around for centuries at a fraction of the cost is a win-win for homeowners. Whereas natural marble is soft and porous, susceptible to dings and scratches, faux-marble tile is more durable, which makes it perfect for flooring.


Metallic tiles are sleek, cool and really trendy right now. They make nice complements to bathroom floors as well as accent walls, following the theme of utilizing new technologies to create looks that were previously impossible to achieve.

Aqua Tile

2018 is all about not blending in with the crowd. One way to do that is to tile your bathroom floor in a bright, vibrant, aqua.

Contact Designer Wood Flooring in San Antonio

For more insight into what’s trending in 2018, contact your trusted professional at Designer Wood Flooring. We would be happy to talk with you about possible styles on tile flooring as well as quote you a free estimate at no obligation. Please contact us at 830-228-4866 (San Antonio, TX) or 409-201-1967 (Southeast Texas), or email us at designerwoodflooring@yahoo.com to learn more.


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