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Today’s Bathroom Tile Trends

Tile is an affordable way to add value to your home. If you're planning a bathroom remodel in the coming year, here are some bathroom tile trends you'll want to explore.

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Neutral Colors

In 2019, all those big, bold colors are making way for more neutral tones. Check out tile in a gray or beige as they are complimentary to almost every bathroom design. And white remains popular, as it always brings a brightness to the space. Follow these 13 tile tips for a better bathroom.

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Dimensional Tiles

Tile manufactures are playing around with shapes when it comes to bathroom tile. Hexagon tiles are making a comeback in various sizes, and work well on both shower and bathroom floors. Get the right layout for the perfect tile job.

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Graphic Patterns

Patterned bathroom tiles are booming in popularity. Graphic patterns give homeowners a chance to show off their style and creativity, so look for patterns that will work for bathroom floors and walls. Tile your old bathroom floor without tearing it up.

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Large Subway Tiles

Subway tile is always popular, so give it a spin and try large-format subway tiles. Some subway tiles have dimensions as big as 8-inches by 20-inches! Learn how to grout tile the right way.

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Wood Plank Tile

Porcelain tiles made to look like wood are showing up in bathroom flooring. These tiles offer water and stain resistance and are available in a variety of finishes to make them look like everything from oak and maple to cherry. Follow these tips if you’re remodeling a small bathroom.

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Matte Finishes

For bathroom tiles, matte finishes are in as they offer style and not a harsh shiny or glossy look. Plus, matte tiles don’t show water marks or smudges as much as glossy tiles, which makes for a more tidy appearance. These 10 tips will help you save money during your bathroom remodel.

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Marble tile isn’t just for high-end homes and mansions these days. Now homeowners have access to a variety of affordable marble bathroom tile options to give any bathroom an upscale look. Check out marble tiles in neutral, soft and subtle tones in larger tiles, which work well for bathroom floors. Learn how to install a marble floor in your home’s entryway.

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While it may not be for everyone, metallic tiles will be popular in bathrooms in the coming year. Try using metallic tiles in a powder room to give it that wow-factor. Check out these 13 cool trends in tile.

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Tile Accents

Try using tile beyond the bathroom shower and floor. Use tile to finish off a bathroom vanity top, around a built-in tub or the sides of the bathroom mirror. Here are 12 things that make your home look dated (and how to fix them).

And here’s how to tile a bathroom vanity top and around a mirror.

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Black Subway Tile

If you love the look of subway tile, consider going with black instead of white. Black subway tiles offer a look that’s familiar, but with an unexpected twist. Master the art of subway tile installation with these tips and tricks.

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Long, Narrow Tiles

Another modern take on traditional subway tiles, 2019 will be a big year for long, narrow shapes. Try long, rectangular tiles on walls around a tub or in a walk-in shower. Here’s how to tile a DIY backsplash.

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Vertical Designs

Instead of going horizontal with tile, try going vertical. Vertical tiles give bathrooms an unexpected, yet modern look. Vertical layouts can also make a small bathroom appear larger. Learn how to cut tile with a grinder.

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Rachel Brougham
Writer and editor with a background in news writing, editorial and column writing and content marketing.

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