Walk into a tile store and expect to see a lot of stone-and-wood looks. Instead, decorative tiles, fun and colorful geometrics, and big, bold patterns are trending.

Large-format tiles

Have you noticed that they keep getting bigger and bigger? These have fewer grout lines and visual breaks, translating to a room that looks larger, brighter, and airier.

This brings us to porcelain

Sometimes porcelain is as large as 25-square. It comes in countless designs and can be made to look like anything, including fabric, leather, stone, and wood.

It's also a highly durable floor tile, ideal for busy spaces. Because of its low water absorption rate can also be used outside on the deck, patio, and pool floors.

The beauty of wood, the function of tile

Wood-look tile is expected to remain sought after for at least 20 years. Modern technology has enabled manufacturers to create intricate patterns and raised grains.

These also come with a variety of textures. Some of the most popular are wire-brushed, hand-scraped, and distressed.

Encaustic-style floor tile

Genuine encaustics are hand-made, with the patterns being designed with significant clay color variations. But, as you might think, these are pretty pricey.

Manufacturers have developed amazingly realistic simulations. These tiles come at a much more affordable price point; you will see them in our tile shop.

Marble looks will never go out of style

Marble is classic and elegant. Just saying the word conjures thoughts of luxury! It's trending now and probably always will.

Your area tile flooring experts

Earl Smith Flooring is a family-owned-and-operated, 70-plus year company. We work on both residential and commercial projects.

If you live or work in Smyrna, Marietta, Norcross, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Vinings, or Dallas, ATL, visit our showroom in the Atlanta Metropolitan region. Ask about our free quotes.