Tile of Spain consultant and ceramic tile expert Ryan Fasan presented his "What's Trending in Tile" roundup at the Coverings 2013 show in Atlanta earlier this month. His trends range from high-tech products that incorporate nanotechnology to tile with depth and movement.
Here's an overview of Fasan's emerging tile trends for 2013 (via Tile of Spain's Pinterest page):
1. Tile goes high-tech
The integration of photo luminescence and home automation into tile, touch sensitive glazes, nano technology that makes tile warm to the touch, and tiles that clean the air with biomimetics.
2. Depth and movement
No longer are tiles just flat on the wall or floor. They have depth and movement to them.
3. Metallic tones
Metallic tones and highlights make an impact in tile designs.
4. Worn and well-loved look
This includes the look of reclaimed wood
5. "Chilled out" colors
6. A kaleidoscope of contrast
7. Vintage is in
For more, including a Prezi presentation by Fasan, visit: http://www.tileofspainusa.com/whats-trending-in-tile-the-view-from-coverings-2013.