From the Floor Up

Evolving Modern Design in the Eyes of your Clients

Posted by Daltile Team on May 2, 2015 6:00:00 AM

 Skybridge in Gray 10 x 14 on the wall and Off White 18 x 18 on the floor

Everybody wants that spa-like feeling in their bathroom and now the sentiment is working its way into other areas of the house. The idea driving this trend is the desire for comfortable and soothing spaces that you can settle into after a long hard day.

Your clients probably don’t associate modern design with the idea of a calming space. In their minds, modern is still a harsh and unwelcoming space that is anything but inviting. But you know that the simplicity of modern design might be just what they are looking for—if you could convince them to see things a bit differently.

Try talking about the concepts of a modern space without labeling it and soon you’ll find your clients are on board with a perfectly relaxing space no matter what you decide to call it. Warm, monochromatic tones, mild textures, and soft finishes all define the modern, soothing design.

If they catch on to what you are doing, reassure that sparseness doesn’t mean that they’ll lack style or elegance. They may even become fans of the sleek, urban chic that they once looked down upon.

Daltile is right on trend with two new collections that embody the calming, modern space. Take a look at these foundational tiles that create serenity.

Skybrigde™ Glazed Ceramic: Sophisticated Concrete-Look

Brushed concrete-look tile has become sophisticated. It gracefully covers walls and floors and gives an upgrade a variety of spaces—especially modern spaces. Reveal Imaging™ technology gives Skybridge a subtle brushed effect and linear visual that introduces the idea of texture but maintains a flat surface. It’s perfect for the modern home, office, or light commercial environment.

  • Suitable for walls and floors
  • Available in 12 x 12, 12 x 24, 18 x 18 inches for the floor
  • 10 x 14 and 4 x 8 sizes for the wall and 2 x 4 inch brickjoint mosaic
  • Four colors available: Off White, Gray, Brown, Beige
  • Bullnose trims available for the wall and floor

Elevare in Sand 4 x 16

Elevare™ Glazed Ceramic: Clean and Understated

This clean and monochromatic tile creates a fashion-forward look that is perfect for a soothing modern design. The range of neutral colors is understated and dramatic at the same time so it needs little ornamentation. These tiles work well by themselves or can be combined with other tile for interesting patterns.

  • 4 x 16 and 6 x 18 tile sizes
  • Available in seven colors: Coal, Lunar, Crater, Cacao, Carbon, Element, Sand

Get the right ingredients for a modern space that’s inviting, calming, and comfortable. View all our new products and expand your palette.


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Topics: Remodel, Redesign, New Products, Bathroom Tile Ideas, Kitchen Tile Ideas, Commercial

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