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Stone & Tile Trend Predictions for 2022

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December 13, 2021      

STONE TRENDS:
Marble: Classic + Bold

One of the most popular trends of 2021 was the love for Natural Stone. It’s official: stone slabs are here to stay as a natural and timeless material that has been used for centuries. In particular, marble is elegant and timeless, exuding luxury and sophistication making it a great option to use in bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas of the home where design longevity is required. A duo that never goes out of style, Calacatta & Carrara marble. These have all the characteristics of what many people consider classic marble – milky white backgrounds, thick grey veining, and the luxe appeal.

Calacatta Gold

Credit: Toor Stone Countertops, Austin, TX Unique Calacatta Gold

 

Bold, heavily veined marbles are making their way into the design world as well. Kilimanjaro marble is a very visually striking stone with rich veins that seem to almost illustrate a river moving through. Complimenting both dark and light neutrals, this stone will outlast any trend. This marble works great in both residential and commercial projects where distinctive design and wow factor are desired. You can never have too much marble!

 

Kilmanjaro marble

Credit: Style House Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA Kilmanjaro marble

 

While marble is a terrific natural stone, there are plenty of marble alternatives you can find. One popular option is engineered stone. Quartz is typically suitable for countertops, walls, and floors. It’s available in large formats, is durable and stain resistant and therefore easy to maintain. Architectural Surfaces offers two Quartz lines- MetroQuartz and PentalQuartz.

 

Unique Calacatta Black

Credit: OKCdwelling Design Studio MetroQuartz Unique Calacatta Black

 

From a range of colors to various types of veining, both of our quartz lines offer fantastic alternatives to marble and other natural stones. MetroQuartz Unique Calacatta Black offers the bold, heavy-veined marble look. PentalQuartz Prima emulates Calacatta Marble with strong yet thick veining.

 

PentalQuartz Prima

PentalQuartz Prima

 

TILE TRENDS:
Color

There’s a reason you’re seeing more colorful tile out there. It’s livable, joyful, and not as hard as you think to pull off in your space. We predict greens and dark blues will continue to trend into 2022. Both colors pair well with neutrals and ground more vibrant colors. Green and Blue shades evoke a sense of calm, making this a natural choice for people to be drawn to for their spaces.

Kromatika Green

Kromatika Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lines we stock with green options: Camp, Genesi 26, Kromatika, Reality, Switch, and Prism.
Lines we stock with blue options: Boston, Camp, Manhattan, Kromatika, Reality, Switch, and Prism.

Prism Blue

Prism Blue

 

Large Format Tiles + Terrazzo

Large format tiles are a must for 2022 – especially in terrazzo pattern. This comes as no surprise, given that it continues to be a popular choice for homeowners since its launch in 1945. Add edge to your design with our Parade or Stelvio collections.

Stelvio Grigio

Stelvio Grigio

 

Texture

This isn’t a new trend, but with ever more sophisticated printing technology, it’s getting easier to mass produce impressive surfaces with textured and three-dimensional finishes. This makes it easier to create an interesting space at home or in an office that are still durable and low maintenance.

Textured options: Bits and Castlestone and More (Muretto), Nux and Glitch

Glitch

Glitch

 

Whether you’re looking for a way to freshen up your home or are thinking about investing in a new business space, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve. Stay tuned as we continue to share more insights into Natural Stone, Quartz, and Tile.

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