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Commercial Tile Trends 2017

Posted by Daltile Team on Mar 24, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Tile is a favorite for commercial buildings from healthcare to office spaces. It's durable, low-maintenance, and delivers on style. Take a look at what's hot in commercial tile this year.

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Colors: Bold & Bright

In the last two years, popular colors have been muted and soft. No more! 2017 will be full of vibrant and darker colors. Brights are projected to be used liberally as forward accents. Playful uses of color are a great way to stand out in commercial design.

Dark colors too will make more of an appearance in 2017. Black is always in, but this year’s black will be deep and rich with matte finishes. Look for plenty of blue and terracotta colors too.


Color options are easy to come by at Daltile. Customize your commercial space with Natural Hues, a classic ceramic tile in the vibrant colors that set your project apart.


Design: CX & Contemporary

Designs in 2017 focus around a contemporary vibe with an emphasis on being interactive for customers. Form takes a creative edge that draws people in and invites them to become a part of the design, even if just visually.

Contemporary styling is favored in 2017 because it’s quickest to install and brings a clean, sleek feel to the space. You’ll see a lot of geometric shapes, minimalism, reflective exteriors, and urban industrial vibes with a hint of modern midcentury furnishings.


Use concrete-looks like Cotto Contempo for a rustic urban industrial look or go with Industrial Park for a sleek classic cement look. A porcelain tile in a cement look adds the benefits and assurances that the flooring will hold up like a tile floor but have the right commercial look.


Patterns: Flow & Shape

2017 promises to offer designs focused on creating entry experiences and functional traffic flow. The right floor tile set in the right patterns aids in inviting customers in and directing them to where they need to go.

Plank tiles and larger tiles that come in several modular sizes and shapes are both good choices to create patterns like chevron, herringbone, or Versailles.


Try Imagica, a plank tile in a cement look that’s easy to create patterns that are inviting and interesting. For a more contemporary wood-look plank tile in colors that suit your sleek design try Yacht Club or Woodbridge.

Woodbridge in Spruce on the floor

Marble: Looks & Convenience

Vast spaces covered in marble make a beautiful commercial space, but it can become cost prohibitive and requires special care. Porcelain tile in marble looks is a great option instead of natural stone. The look of marble and the convenience of porcelain are the perfect combo for commercial spaces.


Take a look at Marble Attaché by Daltile. The beautiful natural looking marble comes in classic white or several trending marble colors. Stone Attaché is a good choice for other types of stone-look surfaces with the benefits of porcelain tile.


Metallics: Hints & Accents

Metallics continue to make a strong showing in commercial design in 2017. Whether a design goes all out metallic over a whole wall or the floor tile has a hint of metallic sheen, it’s a good opportunity to add some glamor to the design.


Metal Fusion is a strong metallic tile in larger sizes for the floor. For tile with a more subtle approach, try an accent like Embold or Render Metals.


Retro: Midcentury & Beyond

Retro style that stands out but still has that clean look, like midcentury modern or art deco, embraces many of the trends that are already hot in commercial design in 2017. Bright colors, geometric shapes, minimalism, and retro furniture all invite a homage to design of the past.


Tile’s heyday was at the height of the midcentury so it’s the perfect way to go. Think white subway tile, and classic, polished ceramic in colors and shapes that define a space. Check out Rittenhouse Square or Modern Dimensions.


Surfaces: Finishes & Textures

A hot trend of 2017 is mixing of finishes and textures. Monochromatic color schemes in polished or matte surfaces are amped up with some raised texture in a fabric look or reclaimed type feel. Put finishes like brushed or leathered on a border with a flat tile in the main portion of the room to add interest and palpable design.


Daltile’s Exhibition comes in a flat cement visual and a fabric visual so mixing it up is easy. Take a look at Multitude for the walls for a whole line up of interesting surfaces.

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