Floor Tile Design Ideas


No matter the design style you have in mind, tile flooring is a smart way to add flair to your home’s décor. The variety of materials and designs available in tile flooring means that it’s easier than ever to make your space stylish and unique. More durable and long lasting than carpet and wood, tile flooring is a sensible approach that achieves a timeless, high-end look in any room.

unique floor tile idea

This encaustic cement floor tile makes a bold statement in this bathroom décor.

2018 Floor Tile Design Trends

Tile flooring has the ability to seamlessly fit with a multitude of styles, making it perfectly suited for any trend. Bigger is becoming better when it comes to size. Longer, wider planks continue to steal the spotlight as do larger hexagonal and non-traditional shapes. A recent development that we love is wood-look tile, which flawlessly replicates the texture of real wood in an extremely durable material. Look into wood-look tile with a distressed finish, which helps your floors appear warm and inviting. Selecting an ultra-sturdy tile over finicky hardwood offers timeless elegance with a fraction of the maintenance. Natural stone is another popular look that will never go out of style. Marble, travertine and slate can add luxurious sophistication to your kitchen and bathroom. Marble floors have been around for centuries, and ceramic tile has mastered the bright, clean marble look with a material that’s less porous, more durable and more cost-effective. Stop in to your nearest The Tile Shop to check out the latest selections in fashionable tile flooring.

black hex floor tile idea

Installing a larger hexagonal shape on your floors can make the room seem bigger.

white bathroom floor tile

We love how the different floor patterns introduce interesting shapes to this bathroom.

wood look floor tile idea

Wood-look ceramic tile can replicate the look and feel of the real thing.

basket weave pattern with border tile

Add a tile border in a different pattern to create striking contrast in your floors.

Popular Décor Styles

From modern to rustic, tile flooring is well suited to fit your personal interior design style. Traditionally, stone flooring has been a durable, time-tested design element. Keep in mind that a material you choose can lend itself to multiple design styles. For example, large-format grey slate can give you a contemporary Nordic vibe, whereas slate with hints of orange and beige can lean warm and rustic. Given the variety of textures and colors available in porcelain and ceramic tile, it is an exceptional choice for modern homes. When aiming for a rustic feel for your home, focus on elements that add a cozy vibe. Installing natural stone or wood-look tile flooring is effective in adding warm tones to your space. If you’re aiming for farmhouse style, faux-wood flooring is always appropriate, but there are plenty of other tile options, like black and white patterns, that can work well with a comfortable, lived-in look.

contemporary floor tile

The darker tones of this natural stone floor add a contemporary element to this enclosed space.

rustic stone look floor tile

Make your entryway feel rustic with the look of natural stone floors.

modern pattern floor tile

From modern to rustic and white to patterned, The Tile Shop has options for any room in your home.

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Tile Sizes & Shapes

From traditional to truly unique, floor tile is available in all shapes and sizes these days. The tried-and-true 12” x 12” tiles are still popular, but tiles are tending to be larger and larger. Sizes like 16” x 16”, 12” x 24” and even 24” x 48” are becoming more prevalent. Large-format tiles have fewer grout lines to clean and help a room look bigger, more open and less busy. Tile thickness is moving in the opposite direction as consumers are leaning towards thinner options. We’re also seeing plenty of fun geometric shapes become more popular, like large hexagon designs. A new wave of millennial homeowners has led to a rise in herringbone, chevron and mixed-width patterns.

cool subway tile floor design

Add stark contrast to your white kitchen by installing dark tile floors.

unique black and white tile floor

In smaller kitchens, look to add larger tiles for a widening effect.

12x24 black floor tile

Large-format tiles make this modern bathroom less busy.

12x12 patterned tile

The subtle pattern design on these bathroom tiles creates an interesting focal point.

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Design Tip: Choosing Materials

The material you decide to install for your flooring can drastically affect the feel of your room. Natural stone like marble and travertine are classic looks that are beautiful, tough and easy to maintain. Large slate tiles can offer phenomenal style and durability. The endless options in ceramic tile flooring can fit any budget and style, from modern to traditional, allowing you to create your own custom pattern without much hassle. Advances made in printing technology mean you’re able to achieve realistic wood, stone or concrete looks with strong porcelain tiles that will endure over time. Tile is ideal for high-traffic areas in your home, providing both timeless style and effortless maintenance. Our expert store associates are an excellent resource if you want to learn more about the variety of materials available today.

polished marble floor

Polished marble tile flooring is a beautiful choice for your modern bathroom.

unique ceramic tile floor

Add a pop of pattern to your smaller rooms with attractive ceramic tile.

wood look floor tile

Wood-look tile in your bathroom offers an authentic look and a finish that will stand up to moisture.

Design Tip: Choosing Colors

An easy way to set the mood in your home is by selecting the right flooring color. In recent years, grey has become a very popular color for tile floors because they help create a cool, comfortable vibe. Grey also provides a neutral backdrop that allows you to decorate in any color and make a bold statement with your appliances, accent walls and furniture. Check out modern ceramic tiles, which are available in a variety of grey tones and textures. Bright white tiles are also trendy these days as they can provide stunning contrast to dark cabinets and appliances. White tile also makes your room look bigger (especially if you use large-format tiles). Install larger, lighter tiles in a room with lots of natural sunlight for a special look. Marble tile will continue to be popular especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Want to add warmth? Explore rich tones in wood-look tile like espresso and honey. Get creative with 2-color treatments that draw the eye and use unique border designs to add a pop of contrasting or complementary color.

large format grey tile

Grey floor tile is great at establishing a comfortable vibe in your bathroom.

floor tile design with border

This flooring features border designs that accentuate the area around the bathtub.

2 color floor tile idea

This black and white tile installation shows how you can effectively incorporate a 2-color treatment.

mosaic floor tile idea

Think of your flooring as a blank canvas where you can add some unique personality and style.

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