While flooring trends come and go, tile will always be a reliable choice for bathrooms, kitchens, and more. Tile flooring is classy, durable, and dependable. It is easy to maintain and comes in such a wide variety of shapes and styles that it works well in virtually any Southport home. Plus, new tile designs are coming out all the time. Here are some of our favorites here at Floor Coverings International Shallotte:

Large-Format Tile

Ceramic tile floor in Southport

Tile comes in many different sizes, and while the standard 12×12-inch squares are still a smart choice, you also have the option of modern, large-format tiles. Large tiles come in sizes ranging from 12×24 and all the way up to 36×36. They look sleek and modern (and they are easier to clean because they require less grout). However, because these tiles are big and heavy, it is best to have them professionally installed.

Wood-Look Tile

Wood look tile in Southport

Another popular tile trend is wood-look ceramic tile. These tiles are rectangular and mimic hardwood plank flooring. What is great about this type of tile flooring is that it provides the warm look of wood without the risk of damage. This is especially beneficial in coastal areas such as Southport where water damage can be a concern with hardwoods.

Marble-Look Tile

Marble tile in Southport

Marble-look tile has gained much momentum lately, particularly with high-end designs. Marble provides a timeless and elegant look to a home. However, it can be pricey and challenging to keep clean since it is soft and porous. Fortunately, tile manufacturers have created ceramic and porcelain tile products that mimic the look of marble. These options still capture marble’s beautiful, classic look, but are easier to maintain and more cost-effective.

Visit the Floor Coverings International Shallotte showroom to learn more about the latest tile trends. Our experts will help you explore your options and choose the perfect tile floor for your Southport home.

Photo Credits: Sevi Gadea, David Papazian