Seven Popular Tile Trends We’ve Seen In 2020 Lisa November 9, 2020

Seven Popular Tile Trends We’ve Seen In 2020


Thanks to isolation measures, many Aussies have used the spare time to tackle renovations within their home – so what tile trends have we seen this year? 

Although it’s slightly more work than a fresh coat of paint, tiles have been a popular flooring, feature and wall solution in both residential and commercial environments for quite literally centuries. With a tile available for just about every room or project, their longevity and relatively low maintenance has cemented their position as one of the world’s most popular construction materials, and there’s no shortage of options to choose from. 

With the market jam packed with colourful and practical options for all tastes, lifestyles and budgets, what tile trends have we seen so far in 2020?

Tile Trends 2020: Seven Popular Options We’ve Seen This Year 

With an option to suit every occasion, the good news is that when it comes to selecting the perfect tile for your home – your choices are almost limitless. So what types have seen a rise in popularity this year? 

Subway Tiles – The beauty of subway tiles is that they have continuously been reinvented, and never really go out of style. Available in a wide variety of colours and materials (tip: we love the glass options), you’re also able to stack them either horizontally, vertically and even diagonally. 

Faux Timber Tiles – Unfortunately wooden surfaces and wet rooms generally aren’t the best of friends. Humidity and moisture will warp timber, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little touch of nature to your bathroom, laundry or kitchen design.

Boho Style Tiles – Can’t decide on a colour or a pattern? Bohemian inspired tiles are a way to add an art deco feel to any room, and to truly “liven up” a space. Find a theme or a colour palette that invokes the mood or vibe you’re chasing, and embrace the irregularities. 

Sculptural Tiles – Sculptural or raised tiles are a wonderful way to add dimension and texture to any space, particularly splashbacks or walls. If you’re not eager to embrace a lot of colour just yet, it’s also a fantastic method to add a level of sophistication without trying too hard. 

Terrazzo Tiles – Otherwise known as speckled tiles, terrazzo tiles are great for combining high contrast grayscale colours into a space (black, white, grey, marble). It’s also a clever way to incorporate complementary and featured colours into a room, such as rust, pink, and sage.

Large Format Tiles – Once exclusive to public spaces or commercial entities, large format tiles are very much in fashion. Easy to clean with less grout, they have become a hit thanks to their ability to really open a space up when compared to smaller and more traditional tiling options. 

Hexagon Tiles – A great alternative to rectangular or metro tiles, hexagon shapes tiling materials look great when combined with wood, marble and metallic accents. This eye catching option adds a touch of luxe to any space, no matter how small (or big) you choose to go. 

Why You Should Always Speak To A Professional 

The thing about trends is that they can come and go – for a viable long term option, the end goal is choosing a timeless style that won’t fall out of favour. Whether you’re considering a new bathroom splashback or even a large scale property renovation, it’s always important to speak to a professional before you start tearing down a room or home in order to avoid unnecessary stress, and to save you time and money in the long run. 

In operation for over ten years, Brisbane based  Kibo Constructions believe that quality, reliable workmanship with an honest approach shouldn’t be the exception to the rule. By working closely with our clients, we ensure that the entire process is both a transparent and enjoyable experience from start to finish – undertaking a construction project shouldn’t be painful. 

If you know that there’s an upcoming project coming up for you, your brand or your business, we would love the opportunity to provide a quote – you might be pleasantly surprised at the result. As we specialise in residential, commercial and hospitality fitout options in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, please get in touch to discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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