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Tile Trends to Look Out for in 2019

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Karl Batson
Head of Operations
Last Updated: 14 March 2024
Total read time: 3 min
Flooring Tile Trends

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to look at the trends that dominated the world of tiles. Tile’s versatile uses make it a popular material in home building and renovation projects.

2019 was a year of abundance. This year, we observed two opposing trends: modernity and traditionalism. The modern designs were geared towards dramatic, large, statement pieces while the traditional styles focused on classic, simplistically elegant ones.

As you undertake your renovation projects, here are the 2019 trends to incorporate:

Subway Tiles

This popular trend is a modern reinvention of a classic design that dates back to the early 1900s. The stylish placement of rectangular tiles—usually in muted colours like white, black, or greys—made its way into home designs in 2019. Why not incorporate this traditional style into your home’s flooring as well?

Whether it’s in kitchens or washrooms, subway tiles are an enduring style that’s just as effortlessly chic and functional today as it always has been.

Neutral Colours

This year was the year of neutrals. A classic colour palette, neutrals are known for their versatility and simplicity. If you wish to move away from loud patterns and bold colours, this neutral colour palette is perfect for you.

When you adorn your kitchen or washroom floors with this contemporary tile style, you can enjoy the freedom of adding pops of colour.

Neutrals such as lilac, rose, peach, lavender, and mint have reigned supreme this year. Muted pastels are the go-to neutrals for tile buyers.

Kitchen Tiles

Bold Colours

If you’re a fan of classic styles, you might be inspired by the vibrant colours of the ‘70s. Rich colours are a staple of this design, making your home’s interior come alive.

Add a touch of personality to your home’s flooring by incorporating these bold caramels, mustard, olive greens, and emeralds.

Don’t want to take the plunge into ‘70’s nostalgia? Bold pops of colour are also a very 2019 trend. Adding a bright-coloured floor to an otherwise muted room anchors your room and gives it a retro feeling.

Matte Flooring

Keeping with the muted shades and minimalistic designs, this year saw the rise of matte surfaces. Instead of reflective, glossy floors, matte tiles have been wildly popular.

Give your home a sophisticated, rustic effect with matte tiles in shades of grey. Luvanto LVT, for example, is one brand that brings these innovative new designs to you in the most beautiful, high-quality tiles.

If you’re interested in buying carpet tiles, Karndean luxury vinyl tiles, or laminate flooring for your home, studio, or office, browse our wide collection. Flooring King’s has a selection of materials, designs, and colours of tiles to help you keep up with this year’s trends.

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Karl Batson - Head of Operations

I have 5 years experience in the flooring industry and plenty more experience in managing operations of businesses. I have a great desire and passion for ensuring all operations from top to bottom run as they should. The flooring industry brings many challenges within my job role that I thrive on and with our vast range of brands and products every day is an exciting day.

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