Tile Trends of 2023

Welcome to the exciting world of tile trends in 2023, where innovation and timeless beauty collide to create stunning interior spaces. Tiles have always been a versatile and popular choice for homeowners and designers alike, and this year promises to bring forth a captivating array of styles, materials, and patterns that will redefine the way we perceive and incorporate tiles into our living spaces. In this article, we will explore the latest trends that are shaping the tile industry, offering fresh inspiration for your next home improvement project.


Checkerboard patterns have come back in a big way from 2022 and right into 2023. We don’t see this tile pattern fading away anytime soon. The pattern itself is timeless and classic and historically were present in 15th century European paintings, and as far back in Bronze Age pottery from as early as 1500 BC. The pattern traditionally consists of alternating squares of two different colors, typically black and white. Some homeowners may not be as bold to select a pattern like this, but we are seeing more and more of an edge with this timeless style.


A mixture of shapes and sizes in this pattern can be applied for an updated modern take on the style. However, the smaller 18” x 18” also suit large and small floor spaces alike.


Porcelains and natural stones have been seen in this pattern and the colour palettes are endless. The idea is to create a contrasting twist to a space, one which is versatile and classic.


A good thing to remember when you are selecting tiles for a checkerboard layout is to always make sure that the tile you are using is the exact same size and the same thickness. Generally, choosing from the same brand line is always wise for this.


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Have a Kit-Kat

They were always there but now they are officially “HERE”! The Kit Kat mosaic has been a classic tile pattern for some time. Designers are choosing this pattern for the perfect accent backsplashes, and they have become a staple on many Pinterest boards. Although Kit Kat tiles are not made from chocolate, their long, slender shape closely resembles the candy that inspired their name, making them a feast for the eyes. These “finger tiles” are now one of the top tile trends. The sleek and slender design and neat appearance of these Japanese-inspired tiles make them a great fit for modern interiors.


The pattern features solid colors or shades, creating a visually stunning and unique design that can be tailored to fit any style. The Kit Kat tiles add a modern touch to any space, while still being versatile enough to fit in with more traditional design schemes. Homeowners and designers alike are drawn to this trend for its eye-catching design and endless possibilities for customization.


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Big Terrazzo Energy

First, we had that “small” terrazzo energy and it was great… but now we are thirsty for more. Although any terrazzo energy is good energy, we are here for that “BIG” Terrazzo energy. We are talking about the big “CHUNKY” stone pebbles effortlessly placed in a natural repeating pattern across those durable porcelain and variable coloured surfaces.


Although terrazzo tiles have been a timeless classic for centuries, the modern interior design world is always looking for ways to elevate traditional styles. The Terrazzo trend takes inspiration from the traditional Italian technique of creating unique and visually striking mosaics from scraps of marble and other stone materials. Today, pre-cast tiles are available that mimic the look of traditional Terrazzo, making installation much easier. In recent years, a new trend has emerged that takes Terrazzo to a whole new level – Big Terrazzo Aggregates. Unlike the intricate mosaic patterns typical of Terrazzo, this trend uses larger pieces of stone or stone effect to create a bold and dramatic effect that adds texture and depth to any space. With endless customization options in terms of color and shape, Big Terrazzo Aggregates can be used for flooring, wall cladding, and even as statement furniture accents. This trend has been especially popular in commercial spaces like hotels and restaurants, where the memorable and unique experience created by the big aggregates can leave a lasting impression on visitors.


However, it’s also gaining popularity in residential spaces as more people seek to make a bold statement with their interior design.


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Zellige All Day!

You know what I’m talking about, that moment of whimsical romanticism when you see the reflections of textured, glossy hand made Zellige tiles. In recent years, Zellige tiles – a traditional Moroccan tile – have surged in popularity. Crafted by hand from natural clay and coated with a unique glaze, these tiles boast a striking appearance and texture. The variation in color and shape of each tile creates a bespoke, artisanal feel that appeals to both designers and homeowners. The glaze finish adds a subtle crackle effect, imbuing the tiles with depth and personality. Ideal for adding a touch of historic refinement to any room, Zellige tiles are a versatile choice for kitchen backsplashes, shower walls, or fireplace surrounds. They come in a wide range of colors, from earthy neutrals to vivid jewel tones, enabling them to suit any design scheme. As more people seek to bring a sense of authenticity and character to their interiors, the Zellige tile trend is likely to continue to grow in popularity.


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The Bare Necessities

In 2023, the concrete or “natural” looking tile and minimalism trend take center stage, captivating design enthusiasts with their sleek and understated elegance. Concrete look tiles, with their contemporary aesthetic and industrial charm, have emerged as a popular choice for those seeking a modern, urban vibe in their spaces. Mimicking the raw and organic texture of concrete, these tiles offer a versatile canvas for minimalist design principles to shine.


Beyond their aesthetic appeal, concrete look tiles offer durability and low maintenance, making them an ideal choice for busy, modern lifestyles. Their ability to withstand high traffic areas and resistance to stains and water damage ensure that they remain a practical and long-lasting flooring solution. They are most popular for their large porcelain scale and sizing. The concrete effect tile and minimalism trend of 2023 embodies the essence of contemporary design, celebrating simplicity, clean lines, and the beauty of raw materials.

Reeded to Me

Once upon a time I can remember when reeded tiles and slat walls were rare and inaccessible. Reeded tiles, also referred to as ribbed or fluted tiles, are increasingly becoming a go-to option in the world of interior design. The tiles are characterized by their linear ridges or grooves that run along the surface, creating a distinct texture and visual appeal. These ridges can be oriented vertically or horizontally, depending on the desired look. Reeded tiles offer versatility and can work seamlessly in various spaces, ranging from bathrooms and kitchens to entryways and feature walls. They are available in an assortment of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone, and come mostly in rectangular or square application The ribbed texture of reeded tiles adds depth and dimension to any room, making them a popular choice for those looking to enhance the visual appeal of their interiors. Whether used as a subtle accent or a statement piece, reeded tiles are a trend to keep an eye on in 2023.


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Mosaic Moon

Half-moon or crescent-moon marble mosaic tiles are a stunning trend in the world of interior design. These tiles feature a semi-circular shape that creates a unique and visually striking pattern when installed. Made of natural marble, each tile has its own unique veining and coloration, making them one-of-a-kind pieces.


The half-moon shape can be arranged in a variety of ways, creating endless possibilities for customization. Whether used as a backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom, or as a statement wall in a living room or entryway, half-moon marble mosaic tiles add a touch of luxury and elegance to any space. They pair well with both traditional and modern design styles, making them a versatile choice for any home. With their timeless beauty and durability, half-moon marble mosaic tiles can be added to the favourites list of versatile and luxurious marble mosaics.


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The tile trends of 2023 have unveiled a captivating array of styles, materials, and design possibilities that redefine the way we perceive and incorporate tiles in our living spaces. From the timeless elegance of marble moons to the contemporary allure of concrete look tiles, this year’s trends showcase a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation. Among the industry leaders, SS Tile stands out as a trusted source of inspiration and quality. With their commitment to excellent service and an extensive selection of tiles, SS Tile is poised to cater to the diverse tastes and preferences of homeowners and designers alike. Embrace the tile trends of 2023 and let SS Tile & Eansor Luxury Interiors Inc. guide you on a journey of creating stunning and personalized spaces that reflect your unique style and elevate your living experience. We can’t wait to help you design your dream home this year.


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