2020 Tile Trends
Like any other interior design element, tiles are sensitive towards fashion and trends. Unique, durable and stylish, they provide a practical alternative to natural stone and are particularly efficient in commercial environments that require an attractive but functional solution for high-traffic areas.
Over the last decade or so, tiles have been more in demand with designers and specifiers than ever before, with a huge range of options to replicate the on-trend wood looks and even expanding into new textures to offer the most convincing style and feel. Increasingly influenced by design trends, tiles are fast becoming the ultimate way to make the statement in your office, hotel, restaurant or bar.
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In particular, terrazzo has experienced a major comeback in the last year, with its popularity only set to increase into 2020 and beyond. Having made its way from grand Italian homes into large communal spaces, modern homes and luxury commercial settings worldwide, we have grown our terrazzo-effect offering to meet demand for this new trend. Durable and practical, terrazzo tiles are resistant to water and stain damage when sealed properly, and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
The trend for embracing botanical-inspired design looks set to rapidly increase next year, in particular within the hospitality and retail sectors. Nature has been a source of inspiration for designers for a number of years and has now developed into all areas of interior design, including surfaces.
Diluted by a desaturated colour palette, the Amazonia collection is the perfect marriage between rustic handmade influences and biophilic design. Versatile and unique, the designer collection combines botanical patterns with a pared-back palette to enliven spaces of all sizes. Offering endless opportunities to combine and mix the distinctive tiles, designers are able to choose from the subtle geometric patterns of Ethnic or the delicate leaf prints of the Tropic designs to create a standout space. For a complete and cohesive scheme, combine with the nature-inspired hues of the Zelij collection.
Natural & Eco-Conscious
With sustainability being a key approach and consideration for today’s specifier, designer and architect, we are working with carefully selected manufacturers to offer products that achieve the highest level of sustainability possible to meet demand for this trend in 2020. Delivering excellent performance, whilst using significantly fewer resources, our portfolio is made up of numerous ranges of porcelain tiles that contain 40% or more recycled content, enabling them to achieve a BREEAM A+ rating. Our EPD product category brings together all our ranges that are from manufacturers who have an accredited Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). This is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products.
From the industrial-inspired Oxyd range to the terrazzo-effect Farnese collection, there are a number of tiles that enable designers to deliver visually striking interiors without having to compromise on aesthetics or green credentials.
In summary, we expect 2020 to bring more distinctive patterns, shapes, colours and designs within the tile industry that will provide more choice than ever before for commercial spaces.
If you would like to discuss an upcoming project, please do not hesitate to contact a CTD Architectural Specification Manager.
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