Tile of Spain, the association of over 125 Spanish tile manufacturers, is forecasting macro trends for 2018 which include: monochromatic colors, planks for wood & beyond, well-loved vintage looks, non rectified edges, encaustic mashups, gauged porcelain (large format thin tile) and thick pavers in porcelain.
When looking at the coming year’s innovations as a whole, there is a reverence for clean, honest materials. Collections are being designed with broad expanses of installations in mind. Tile is not just an accent, it’s literally everywhere indoors and out. The intentional hyper-distressed look of neglect is beginning to give way to a more refined and stately vintage look with a well-loved and maintained feel.