Lately, it seems, the modern trend has been to use the most unusual tile one can find, to add dramatic accents to home decor, and we’ve certainly found some very unusual ideas when we started looking. For walls or floors, there are tiles that popped with color, tiles that amazed us with their subtlety, and even 3d tiles. Whether it’s the demand – people are not afraid to use bold designs to express themselves – or the industry is enjoying a surge of innovation lately, we don’t know. It could be both. For certain, we see a lot of new materials used in tile manufacturing along with the new technologies utilized to apply patterns. This has lead to unique and unexpected designs. Read on for ideas and sources …
Peronda‘s ceramic Metal Skin tiles create almost an illusion on the floor.
How is this for an unusual idea – tiles made from recycled skateboards (above and below) make great walls and floors.
The very unique Vanguard tile (above) by Aparici makes for a stunning wall.
Celebrity patchwork tile patterns by Aparici.
Very unusual wall tile ideas for a bathroom, isn’t it? Source.
Peronda‘s Memphis tile installation for a collage look.
Florentin is a floral style 3D wall tile by Kaza Concrete. Kaza has an entire line of incredible 3D wall tiles.
Edgy, also by Kaza. We love the earth tones.
Button tile by Kaza has a very upscale feel.
The Quadilic 3d tile, also by Kaza Concrete, has a geometric spin.
British designer Dominic Crinson gives us these Bodywork Silhouette wall tiles.
The unusual Gilt tile 4 collection for floor and walls, again from Crinson. Such color!
These unexpectedly bright floor tiles, Moco, are also from Crinson – one of our favorites.
Type 32-Slimtech from Lea Ceramiche.
Lola from 41zero42.
Chief tile series from Crinson – it looks great in the bathroom!
Peronda‘s Kale wall tile is elegant.
Sunset tile from Elira.
These unusual mosaic-look tiles make a splash in any room. Source
3D Petals from Kaza Concrete perk up any wall.
New York Times newspaper look tiles, from Peronda.
The practical wall tile from DTile.
This patterned outdoor tile is from Aldo Larcher‘s Panot Gaudi series.
If you liked our unusual tile selection, you may also like these beautiful tile flooring ideas and these, also unusual, arabesque tile ideas. Whichever it is you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your modern home.