Coverings Celebrates National Tile Day with a Look at 2019 Tile Trends


Saturday, February 23 marks the third annual National Tile Day – a day to honor the beauty, durability and versatility of tile. Throughout the day, Coverings will showcase inspiring images of tile products and applications on its social media channels – including previews of products that will be unveiled at Coverings 2019.

Building on the tile industry’s “Why Tile?” initiative, National Tile Day champions the merits of tile that make it one of the most practical building materials —durability and sustainability; resiliency; versatility in use; ease of upkeep and maintenance; energy efficiency and health benefits, including no volatile organic compounds. These factors allow designers to utilize tile in its many forms to create unique and stunning installations that last a lifetime.

To celebrate National Tile Day, Coverings has partnered with its ambassador – CMKBD Alena Capra – to highlight the top trends and products for the nationwide celebration of tile. Here’s a look at the patterns, colors, sizes and textures that continue to shape the industry:

Ceramics of Italy, Unica Ceramica
Ceramics of Italy, Unica Ceramica

Tile of Spain, UnicerTile of Spain, Unicer

Florals & Leaves
With its pop of personality, florals and leaves are a perfect alternative to wallpaper – especially in commercial spaces seeking durability.

Tile of Spain, Onix

Ceramic of Italy, Sicis

Mirror Tile
One of the fastest rising trends, mirrored tile amplifies light and adds personality, with antique or frosted finishes and beveled edges.

TCNA, Vitromex TCNA, Vitromex

TCNA, Del Conca USA, Inc.TCNA, Del Conca USA, Inc.

Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs
Gauged tile applications have become more widely used, appearing as cladding on buildings, walls, floors and installed as countertops or other surfacing.

OceansideTCNA, Oceanside Glass and Tile

Equipe CeramicasTile of Spain, Equipe Ceramicas

Bold Color
While blue remains America’s favorite color, brighter hues are on the rise, as are sophisticated blacks and dark greys as “new neutrals” – particularly in marble-inspired looks.

Ceramics of Italy, Del Conca
Ceramics of Italy, Del Conca

Tile of Spain, Natucer

Pattern Play
As wallpaper and patterns regain popularity, the trend has translated to tile – with striking shapes, complex geometric patterns, pop art, graphics and patterned wood options.

TCNA, Vitromex

Casalgrande Padana
Ceramics of Italy, Casalgrande Padana

Large-Format Tile
As production technology continues to evolve, tiles have become larger and larger – with current styles in up to 60” x 120”.

Show us your unique tile installations and join the celebration! Coverings invites you to share your favorite products and tile trends with the hashtags #NationalTileDay, #Coverings2019 and #WhyTile.