By Melissa Saliba | In-House Designer
Last week I was lucky enough to skip out on our dreary PNW weather and visit the International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, Nevada. TISE is the largest event in North America where vendors from around the country show off their latest and greatest tile, stone, slab, hardwood, vinyl, carpet and more. Being able to view the product firsthand before it is distributed helps me as a designer to stay ahead of the trend and be prepared for what my clients’ are going to be expecting. For this week’s blog post, I am focusing on trending tile since that was my favorite part of the show.
The biggest trend I see for tile is texture and pattern. The patterns are mimicking the look and feel of fabric. Adding this to a feature wall is like an alternative to wallpaper. The chicest one I saw at TISE is from Bedrosians and is called Tailor Art. It comes in a field tile that is a solid color but has the look of fabric. The mosaics are what make this line so unique, and they are available in a herringbone pattern and also a deco tile that looks like tweed fabric.
The other trend I loved seeing at The International Surface Event (TISE) were the use of textures. Incredibly, there are tiles looking like brushed concrete, brick and natural stone and they are making them 3D! My favorite textured porcelain tile was from Emser – it looks like concrete but has lines carved into it and creates a chevron like pattern. This tile would be a great bathroom floor or a feature wall. Here are two additional 3D tiles I loved at TISE:I am feeling inspired after visiting the show and I am excited to try out these new tiles in some of our upcoming projects here at the Burnsteads!