Pattern and texture abound in new tile collections. The effects let designers create fields of tile that add more than just pretty colors to look at, or a hard surface to walk on. Glinting metallic tiles, textured ceramics, and patterned porcelain add depth to walls, floors, backsplashes, and any place that could use a little accent.
Meredith Tile. Create an attractive, richly textured expanse of tile with selections from the textured field collection of Meredith Art Tile. The Paramount design, shown, is available in 4-inch tiles and features a geometric design reminiscent of tin ceiling work and of Art Deco designs of the 1920s and ’30s. 330.484.1656. www.meredithtile.com.
Hakatai. The Horizon series of mixed-media mosaic blends comes in combinations of glass, glass and metal, and glass and stone. The unique, random mixes offer the versatility and color options of glass mosaic tile, with the diversity of texture presented by polished stone, stainless steel, or copper. The mesh-mounted 7/8-inch-square tiles are 1/4 inches thick, and come in a range of colors and finishes. 541.552.0855. www.hakatai.com.
Schluter Systems. The Quadec square tile profile brings sleek design, durability, and value to tile installations. The square profiles line outside edges, corners, and transitions of tiled surfaces to prevent damage from mechanical stress and daily wear and tear, and can also be used as an accent. Made from wear-resistant stainless steel and anodized aluminum, Quadec is available in five finishes. 800.472.4588. www.schluter.com.