6 Old Bathroom Tile Trends that You Still Fancy

To get that modern yet timeless look, we examined previous tile trends. These are the styles we recommend.

Selecting bathroom tiles is harder than it looks. There are thousands of options for homeowners out there. Plus, product manufacturers release new tile trends and items every year. As the catalogue gets thicker, the more difficult it is to choose.
The thing is, you are not required to follow certain tile fads and fashion. What you need is a concrete plant to have an extraordinary bathroom design. The goal is to build a contemporary space that stays in style for years. You don’t want to undergo the dust, stress, and chaos of a major remodel again and again, right?
To get that modern yet timeless look, we examined previous tile trends. These are the styles we recommend:


Plain or Patterned Concrete Tiles

We love concrete tiles because of their durability and understated sophistication. It has a wide range of styles which makes it a great choice for bathrooms. There are neutral and edgy pieces for a composed look, like this bathroom below:

Bathroom Tile Trends that You Still Want For Your Bath
Include natural elements such as timber and stone for a warm, Earthy flair. | Source: Houzz AU

Then, there are colourful and patterned tiles for those who like trendy bathrooms. Lay these pieces on the bathroom floor or walls to create a focal point. When working with these tiles, it is important not to interrupt the design. All the other colours and patterns used in the bathroom must complement with the tile.
Bathroom tile trends
Concrete floor tiles with an elegant, flowing pattern. | Source: Pinterest


Every year, tile manufacturers come up with new and interesting textures and patterns. Explore the world of concrete tiles and you might find the look that you’re aiming for.


Any Tile Laid in Herringbone or Chevron Pattern

Although chevron and herringbone may look very similar; and to some people, may even look the same, but the two patterns are different when you look closer.
In Chevron, the tiles form the letter “V” on repeat. The tiles are cut at an angle and fitted together to create a sharp point. It forms a clean zigzag pattern, as seen in the image below:

Bathroom tile trends
Concrete tiles laid in a Chevron pattern. | Source: Pinterest

Herringbone forms when you lay rectangular tiles in a staggered zigzag pattern, as shown in the image. The tiles do not have angled edges and sharp points, unlike in the chevron pattern.
Bathroom Tile Trends that You Still Want For Your Bath
White herringbone porcelain tiles on bathroom walls and shower. | Source: Houzz AU

Advanced tile technology lets us use a wide range of tiles in wet areas. This means we’re not limited to subway tiles if we want these French tile patterns in our bathroom. Try this arrangement using other tile designs — concrete, stone, and timber lookalikes. You will end up with a pleasing wall or floor design.

Modern 3D Tiles

These 3D wall tiles are the solution when you’re done with the basic two-dimensional bathroom design. Consider using them when you want your bathroom walls to come to life. These come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and styles, and can be arranged in endless combinations that will wow your senses. It’s a new, unique, and luxurious way to add texture to the bathroom. Were sure that you’ll find them irresistible.  


Bathroom Tile Trends that You Still Want For Your Bath
Source: Houzz AU



Exposed brick is a lovely feature anywhere in the house except in wet areas like the bathroom. It’s hard to keep it clean and free from moulds! Good thing there are substitutes such as tumbled travertine or rough porcelain tiles. Have them in terracotta or in burnt orange and it will emulate the rawness and roughness of bricks. This is great especially if you’re a fan of rustic bathrooms. 


Bathroom Tile Trends that You Still Want For Your Bath
Source: Houzz AU


When looking at tiles for a bathroom upgrade, you have two options: to choose a classic look but seen everywhere, or choose a trendy and unique design but may go out of style in a few years. Go with the one which suits your personality and budget best. If you’re happy with the outcome, then the path you choose is the right one for you.

Check out another useful feature, 2018 Kitchen Tile Trends that You’ll Love to Follow

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Charlene Gonzales

Charlene Gonzales

Charlene is a Superdraft blogger dedicated to bringing you the best information for your home, from renovation tips to design and decorating advice.

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