In celebration of National Tile Day – today, February 23, 2017 — Coverings 2017 is issuing a preview of tile trends you’ll see at the show, April 4-7, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
National Tile Day was originated by Coverings to help raise awareness of the benefits and beauty tile offers consumers. This effort is a lead-up to TCNA’s major Why Tile campaign, which will be announced at Coverings, and which you’ll hear more about in the next month.
Want to learn more about these trends? Tune in to the Facebook Live event by Interior Design Magazine at 4 p.m. EST today, and TCNA at 5 p.m. EST
Black & White
One of tile’s most classic looks is the juxtaposition of black and white, and today’s manufacturers are updating the look by incorporating other trends into the product’s design.
Deep Blue Sea
Several serene tile looks with blues in nearly every saturation as well as teal color cues drawn from the ocean and marine life are popular.
Creating dimension on walls is not an easy feat, but the latest 3D tiles will turn any wall into a striking statement.
Though known as a hard surface, several tile standouts showcased how printing technology can give tile the appearance of soft textiles and wallpapers.
With continued technological advances in digital printing processes, more realistic stone looks are also on the rise.
From white oak to black walnut, pine to poplar, it is no question that consumers crave the look of wood for their floors. In addition to their appearance, though, today’s wood-look tiles impress with their tactile qualities – distress marks, knots, and scrapes that are dead ringers for the real thing.
When it comes to playing with angle, dimension, and shape, today’s tile manufacturers are measuring up.
The gritty, raw aesthetic inspired by factories and warehouses – think concrete, steel, and rusted metal – is continuing to have a heyday with lots of horsepower.
Brick by Brick
Building on the industrial aesthetic, bricks continue to be big – and this year, there was a bevy of brick-inspired tiles that update the urban loft look.
Here’s a quick look at several events going on that you may want to tune into today to mark this occasion.
Facebook Live hosted by Interior Design Magazine
4:00 pm EST (15-20 min)
Interior Design Editor Allie Weiss, and Coverings Ambassador Alena Capra do a product roundup showing current trends in tile including black and white, wood-look, stone-look, industrial, mirrored and metallic.
Pick up the livestream at https://www.facebook.com/InteriorDesignMagazine/?fref=ts
Facebook Live hosted by Tile Council just after 5:00 pm EST
Tile Council is taking an insider tour of Clemson’s new $55 million Football Operations Complex and streaming it on facebook live through their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TileCouncil/.
For more information about Coverings ’17 or to register for the show – which offers free attendance and entrance to all conference sessions – visit www.coverings.com.