Top 4 Trends for Tile:
Now that spring is here, and many remodels are under way, I thought it would be great to look at some of the wonderful materials on the market. These will absolutely be more unique then you will find in your average remodel. I’ve pulled together a list of 4 tile and 4 plumbing ideas that will surely turn heads!
1. Matte Tiles
Matte tiles are a great alternative to high-gloss, and work great on the floor or wall. Matte tiles create a clean and modern look and are even more resistant to scratching than traditional glazed tiles. These tiles are great for bathrooms because they are more slip-resistant than those with a high-gloss or glazed finish.
2. 3-Dimensional Tiles
2 Dimensional tiles are so 2013! This year will see an increase in the use of 3D tiles to add texture and interest! These can be used on a feature wall in the shower or behind a vanity. Creating patterns with these tiles using different colors will give this look even more texture and dimension.
3. Reflective Tiles
These shiny reflective tiles make a huge statement and are becoming increasingly popular for high-end bathrooms. Since these tiles are so high-impact, it is important to balance them with other finishes, for example, wood or painted cabinetry, natural stone or other non-reflective tiles.
4. Patterned Tiles
Whether you’re after a contemporary or traditional look, patterned tiles can add high impact to your bathroom. These tiles are beautiful and versatile. They can be used to add drama to you bathroom walls, floors or even the ceiling!
Here are a couple L.A. stores that carry patterned tiles:
1. Ann Sacks Tile & Stone
2. Filmore Clark
3. Walker Zanger
Top 4 Trends for Bathroom Fixtures:
1. Futuristic Fixtures
This year we will see the both the look and function of bathroom fixtures changing and incorporating more technology. We’re starting to see fixtures with more and more features like toilets with automatic seats and seat warmers, faucets with LED lighting and more automation, and adjustable multi-spout shower heads. Not only are the look of these fixtures different, but so is their functionality!
Whether it be bathtubs, sinks, or faucets, black will be making a statement this year. These sexy fixtures look great to accent a white or grey space, but can also look great in combination with color. Black fixtures may not be the norm, but they are definitely making a statement!
3. Audio Visual Experience
Getting clean is becoming an “experience” with the addition of audio and visual elements to the bathroom. With shower heads wth built-in speakers, t.v.’s in the mirror, and tubs with built-in and/or retractable audio/visual components, bathrooms are getting with the times and giving us all the conveniences we’ve become accustomed to!
4. Color Color Color
If you want to make a bold statement in your bathroom this is definitely the way to do it! These bold fixtures are not for the faint of heart. But if your looking to do something really unique in your bathroom, this is the way to go. Use these fixtures to contrast white, bright spaces or to accent other colours in your space!