Virginia Tile - What's New With Tile - Tips & Trends



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Virginia Tile encourages architects, designers, contractors, and homeowners to visit one of eight showrooms in Michigan, greater Chicago, and Cleveland. Thanks to our professional consultants, selecting tile for your home or business is sure to be enjoyable, not intimidating. Bring in pictures, know your color direction and the style you like, and consider your budget and when you will need the material.

Virginia Tile represents the finest manufacturers in the world and offers a huge range of quality products. We provide the best-looking styles at competitive prices. Our redistribution center houses a massive inventory, and branch warehouses ensure reliable availability and unlimited choices.

Today's Ceramic Tile:

Today's ceramic tile, porcelain, and stone marketplace is seeing a greater demand for larger-format tiles in square, rectangular, and elongated plank sizes. Industry standard 6x6 and 12x12 sizes are being replaced by much larger 24x24, 18x36, and 6x36 planks. Additionally, those rustic, tumbled, and distressed edge tiles are being passed up for more clean-lined refined installations with minimal grout joints, for worry-free maintenance.

Advancements in Technology:

With advancements in technology and the capability of printing high-definition graphics onto the surface of a porcelain tile, manufacturers have been able to flawlessly reproduce the look and feel of travertine, slate, and concrete. Faux wood porcelain planks are a newer option; whether they feature a stylized pattern or realistic wood grain, they are in demand.

More Demand for Bold Accents:

There is also more demand for bold accents rather than an entire backsplash of one field tile, and designs are more layered and detailed. With greater options available, consumers can push the envelope of style by mixing mediums such as wood, metal, glass, stone, and ceramic. Mosaics are more intricate, with lots of patterns to choose from: basketweave, penny rounds, pebbles, hexagons, and lattice patterns. Glass mosaics are constantly being reinvented; there's always a new design on the horizon.

Virginia Tile

Farmington Hills
24404 Indoplex Circle
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
248-476-7850

Sterling Heights
7689 Nineteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
586-254-4960

The Michigan Design Center
1700 Stutz Drive, Suite 100
Troy, MI 48084
248-649-4422

Grand Rapids
3440 Broadmoor, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-942-6200

www.virginiatile.com

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