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 decor. 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. 

Dark grey herringbone bathroom floor tile.

The moody and dramatic hues of the Victoria Grey collection are highlighted in this herringbone arrangement.

2019 Floor Tile Design Trends

Tile flooring has the ability to seamlessly fit within a multitude of styles, making it perfectly suited for any trend. Bigger is becoming better when it comes to size. Large-format tiles are more popular than ever, and the minimal grout lines they present give a smooth, cohesive appearance to your floor. We continue to love wood-look tile, which flawlessly replicates the texture and grain of real wood in an extremely durable material. Unique shapes and styles, such as hexagons and mosaics, are the newest trend in wood-look tiles. Natural stone remains a popular look that will never go out of style. Marble, travertine and slate add luxurious sophistication to your kitchen, bathroom and any flooring surface in your home. If natural stone is not for you, manufacturers of ceramic  and porcelain tiles have mastered the bright, clean marble look with materials that are less porous, more durable and more cost-effective. Stop in to your nearest Tile Shop to check out the latest selections in fashionable tile flooring.

Light-grey hex mosaic floor tile.

It’s hard to go wrong with a soft-grey hexagonal mosaic.

Black, white and gold art deco floor tile.

Your ultra-glamorous retreat from the world starts with a stunning art deco bathroom floor.

Brown wood-look kitchen floor tile.

Advances in technology have given wood-look tile an almost identical authenticity and warmth as the real thing.

Blue and wood-look hex floor tile.

Create a design that packs a punch. These hex tiles contain multiple faces that make the design possibilities endless.

Popular Decor 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.

textured and wood look wall tiles and grey  tiles.

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

Entrance tiles.

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

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.

black floor tiles.

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

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

bathroom black rectangle tiles.

Large-format tiles make this modern bathroom less busy.

patterned bathroom floor tiles.

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 tile flooring is a beautiful choice for your modern bathroom.

star patterned white floor bathroom tiles.

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

black floor bricks.

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.

hexagon ceramic wall tiles.

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

bathroom tiles.

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

black and white hexagon tiles.

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

beautiful patterned bathroom floor tiles.

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

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