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Bringing Black Tile Back in Style


Dec 5th, 2021

by Tile Wholesalers of Rochester

Black Tile Trend

Image by Crossville, Inc.

One of our favorite new trends is seeing all the ways that people are using black tile in their homes. Historically, black tile first gained popularity in the Victorian times and Arts and Crafts period where it was always paired with white tile to usually create a checkerboard floor pattern. While this is still a popular look today, we’re also seeing modernized approaches that allow black tile to be the center of attention. Below are some examples of our favorite black tiles styled to perfection.

If you want the ultimate sleek visual for your bathroom, look no further than this stunning black tiled wall. Sonoma Tilemakers’ Dakota tile in the color abyss with a matte finish brings a fresh appeal to the classic black tile bathroom wall, especially given it’s vertical instead of the usual horizontal subway tile appearance we’re used to.

Black marble is huge right now, like the look shown in the photo above. The French Parquet Marble collection by Marble Systems takes inspiration from 18th-century floors. These stones give a unique revival of an old-world look and instantly class up any space.

For a less monochromatic bathroom look, try something like using a white countertop for contrast. We love the use of this Lunada Bay Tile from their Shinju Crest collection in the shade Olympia. The designer Lori Caldwell did a beautiful job picking a tile that masterfully reflects the light from the sconces.

For a sleek spin on the classic subway tile we all know and love, try this matte tile by Sonoma Tilemakers. Part of their Chiseled Edge collection in Pitch Black -- we love how the texture of the tile plays off the matte of the chalkboards. The 3 x 9 size is available in a vast variety of colors and three different finishes.

Honoring the traditional Pietra di Lavagna slate from Liguria, Italy, Crossville recently launched their Ardesia a Spacco collection featuring porcelain panel tiles unlike any others. Made to mimic the look of slate, this collection comes in the Nero shade shown in the image above, along with a Bianco shade. It’s the perfect addition to a stately, minimalistic space.