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Metallic Trends in Tile

Metallic trends shine at the world's largest tile tradeshow.

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-Here at Cersaie, the world's largest tile exhibition, one of my favorite jobs is trend-spotting. One of this year's hottest trends is metallic. They totally melt luxury and style. -This is on the fashion runways. Sparkle is making a comeback in home fashion, and a strong showing in the new tile designs from metallics to iridescent to mirrors, shiny is the most brilliant craze in wall and floor coverings. In metallic, the craze for silver is still holding strong. But this year, gold is the trendsetting standard. Both precious mills are show-stoppers as medallions and floral patterns on all hues of solid-colored ground. Tiles of all shapes and sizes, from large format to thin accent stripes, post all the bling a bathroom can handle. For a more subtle look, check these tiles rubbed with a pure gold glaze. More subtle still, these tiles added shiny metallic threads into their fabric and wood grain textures for a little extra sparkle. For Generation, glass mosaic have offered a sparkling look with stylish shimmer on any surface. Today's mosaic are no exception and with their intricate patterns, they are an art form. But mosaic installations are becoming more affordable for the consumer with computer technology that allows any custom design at half the price but with all the sparkle and shine of a hand-cut pattern. Tile isn't the only thing sparkling at this Cersaie show. Even grout goes glam with a variety of color and metallic options making it a more decorative, versatile piece of the tile installation. -So add a little bling to your bathroom with this year's metallic tile trend.