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6 Exciting Tile Trends for 2017

Choosing the right tile for your kitchen or bathroom is not an easy task. You want tile that makes an impression yet stands the test of time. Should you go trendy or timeless? Our four tile collections (Subway Ceramics, Subway Mosaics, Japanese Tile and Batchelder Tile) are timeless in aesthetic and accurate in reproduction. And, at the same time, our tile lives up to current trends. Popular tiled trends for 2017 include: big tile, black grout, wall tile, colored tile, terracotta, and vintage-style pattern floors—and we’ve got them covered! Quality and craftsmanship never goes out of style. Our blog today highlights six exciting tile trends for 2017 you can realize with our tile collections.

Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile

Before you buy tile it's important to decide what material you want to use. Porcelain tile and ceramic tile are the most common types of tile, and each one is has its own benefits. To help you choose between the two, we've put together these useful tips.

6 Amazing Penny Tile Designs

Penny-round tile has been a staple of American architecture since the early 1900s. Similar to subway tile, penny-round tile is affordable and classy, and the two styles are often paired together to create that vintage bathroom look. The Interiors Addict listed "nostalgia" as one of the top six tile trends for 2017 and retro, which includes subway tile and penny rounds from the 1930s, is part of this nostalgia trend.

It's All About Textured Tile

Tile texture is often overlooked when planning the redesign of a space, but it is just as important as color, shape, and pattern. In addition to adding a visual element to your installation, texture can also play a practical function. The Japanese Tile collection has a range of textured tile, from concave hex tile to earthy textures like sand and stone. To help you decide what textured tile is best for your space, we’ve put together these tips.

Architectural Gems of Oak Park

Although Heritage Tile works with businesses, designers, architects, and homeowners all over the world, our headquarters is proudly situated in Oak Park, Illinois. Oak Park is often described as a “living museum” because it features the world’s largest concentration of historic buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and other architects hailing from the Prairie School—a late 19th and early 20th century architectural style with Chicago roots. In celebration of Oak Park’s incredible architectural heritage, we’ve rounded up the eight must-visit historic buildings in the village.

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