Glass has become exceedingly popular in the last few years and is now the designer’s choice. If a modern look appeals to you, glass tile will do just that. Some glass is translucent, and will allow light to shine through them creating a glamorous glow. Popular lines vary in colour, shapes and texture, and often come as part of a glass/stone combo mosaic. Glass tiles require specific glues and grouts.
Stone tiles are a natural alternative that will work with any countertop. Stone tiles can come in the form of limestone, granite, travertine, slate, and even pebbles just to name a few. Found in many textures, polished, honed, and in many different sizes and configurations. Once sealed, literally making the stone waterproof, stunning stone will bring the added warmth to any kitchen.
Ceramic & Porcelain
Quite common choice, ceramic or porcelain tiles can create an interesting back drop to any kitchen design. There are many to choose from in different colours, sizes and textures giving the look of the natural stone. Bianco Carrara is a go-to colour, as it works nicely in traditional, rustic, and even modern settings.
Stainless tiles provide a very modern look. It is heat resistant, durable and easy to clean. Available in a multitude of shapes and sizes, and mesh-mounted, they help to create a contemporary look when paired with stainless steel appliances.
The weathered rough surface of Split Face brings depth and rugged refinement to any wall. Using it on a kitchen backsplash in particular, adds dimensions and rustic appeal to classic cabinetry.
Beautiful, versatile, and durable; Ocean Stones mosaic tiles capture the beauty of exotic beaches and bring a distinctive and sophisticated look to a variety of interior applications. When installed as a backsplash they become the focal point of the kitchen. Ocean Stones are real natural stones, gathered from various Indonesian islands. They are mesh-mounted for easy installation.
Offset joints, the marker of the Subway tile “look”, create visual appeal. But so does straight-stacked. More popular now than ever, this European influenced minimalist style works well with flat-panel cabinetry, creating a simply-stated space. Other tile layouts to consider include angling square tiles to create a diamond effect, or laying rectangular tiles vertically. This last option has also been a budding trend, especially with backsplashes where tile is taken up to the ceiling, with minimal upper cabinetry.
Tired of the typical 4x4 square tile? There are so many options on the market today to add sizzle to your new kitchen. Mosaics come in so many formats now, for example the basketweave mesh-mounted product. Available in natural stone or glass tile, this pattern creates interest by alternating colours and directions. Some other hot looks include Bullets, Cubics, and Magic Square.
Subway tiles, a forever classic, create a clean, seamless look. Available in a wide range of colours, as well as matte and glossy finishes, they coordinate with any kitchen design. Some even come with a perimeter bevel.
Tiles were once thought to be flat... but no, Christopher Columbus, they can be round too!! Circular tiles, always mesh-mounted, create a trendy, impactful look, that will be sure to stun in your newly renovated kitchen. Available in marble, glass, or ceramic, this style is the new designer-favourite. Products that mix sizes, as shown in the Bubbles, heighten the visual impact even more.