12 Jan, 2021
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Hottest Tile Trends for 2021

Here is a selection of popular types of tiles which are being used to amp up the look of different areas of your home 

Tiles are highly durable, affordable and are available in a plethora of designs, finishes and materials. Since there are plenty of choices available in the market, shortlisting the most appropriate tile for your home can become a little confusing. Check out the trending tile materials and designs so that you can choose the best tiles for your home.  

Germ-Free Tiles/Anti-Viral Tiles

Since the ongoing pandemic has forced us to focus on our health and well-being we can achieve a good level of hygiene with germ free tiles. These tiles are available in a variety of designs and sizes which make them suitable for residential, healthcare and commercial spaces. The best part about germ-free tiles is that it comprises of an antimicrobial layer which kills 99 percent of the germs and inhibits the growth of germs, bacteria, fungus and other microbes between mopping cycles.

Anti-Viral tiles as the name suggest is going to not just keep the germs away but also viral. If you are considering to renovate or buy a new space, enquire for anti-viral tiles.

Large Floor Tiles

Large floor tiles are becoming very popular because these tiles result in less joint lines which gives the space a visually bigger and more spacious look. Additionally, large white tiles are trending because they look bright and airy. 

Wood Look Tiles

Ceramic, porcelain and vitrified tiles are available in designs which replicate the natural grain patterns of wood and are available in colours like oak, maple, cherry and walnut. Wooden tiles infuse a lot of warmth into the decor and are highly suitable for the flooring of the home, the balcony flooring and for tiling the bathroom. These tiles are also available as wooden planks which can be arranged in herringbone pattern, basket weave and chevron patterns.

Marble Patterned Tiles

Give a luxurious look to your home with marble floor tiles which simulate the natural grain patterns of marble.  These tiles are affordable and unlike natural marble it does not require periodic polishing and maintenance. 

 Pattern Tiles

Patterned tiles infuse a bold look and add a lot of personality to the home. These tiles can be used for the kitchen backsplash, balcony flooring, bathroom flooring and as highlighter tiles for the bathroom walls.  Patterned tiles are available in geometric patterns and traditional motifs in subtle shades or bright colours. If you want to infuse a vintage look into your home then go for encaustic cement ties in bold patterns. 

3D Wall Tiles

Give a unique and decorative three-dimensional quality to the walls of your home with 3D wall tiles. These are accent tiles that create a 3D effect and create an interesting patterned look.

 Pantone Colours 

The Pantone institute has selected ‘Ultimate Gray’ and ‘Illuminating’ as the trending colours for the year 2021. You can combine both these colours of tiles and introduce them in areas like the kitchen and bathroom.

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Mannika Mitra

Mannika Mitra is an Arts Graduate from the Delhi University & a Post-Graduate Diploma holder in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has worked as a digital producer with new agency; ANI, NDTV & Hindustan Times before joining Orientbell Tiles as a part of their digital and content marketing team. Her interest in interior design and knowledge of tiles comes from her family of architects and Tile Shop owners. In her quest to write useful blogs that help users pick the right tiles and renovation inspiration, she frequently does research with architects, tile dealers among others. Apart from writing content for the website she loves to travel, know about various cultures and binge watch on OTT platforms.


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