A Look Back At Some Commercial Tile Trends in 2017


For every industry each new year ushers in another list of what’s hot and what’s not, and that includes commercial flooring. Choosing the right flooring for your building or office space is a crucial step when you factor in maintenance, cost, durability, and especially keeping it aesthetically pleasing. Tile is a favorite for commercial buildings from healthcare to office spaces. It’s durable, low-maintenance, and delivers on style. With today’s advances in technology, tile flooring is now offered in a wide range of design styles from dependable and traditional to the tentatively modern, options that fit your workplace needs and aesthetic preferences. Here are a few trends in the world of commercial tile flooring in 2017.


In the last two years, popular colors have been muted and soft. No more! 2017 was full of vibrant and darker colors. Bright colors were used liberally as forward accents. Playful uses of color are a great way to stand out in commercial design. Dark colors too made more of an appearance in 2017. Black is always in, but this year’s black was deep and rich with matte finishes. There was also plenty of blue and terracotta colors too.


Designs in 2017 focused around a contemporary vibe with an emphasis on being interactive for customers. Form takes a creative edge that draws people in and invites them to become a part of the design, even if just visually. Contemporary styling was favored in 2017 because it’s quickest to install and brings a clean, sleek feel to the space. You’ll see a lot of geometric shapes, minimalism, reflective exteriors, and urban industrial vibes with a hint of modern midcentury furnishings.


2017 offered designs focused on creating entry experiences and functional traffic flow. The right floor tile set in the right patterns aids in inviting customers in and directing them to where they need to go.

Plank tiles and larger tiles that come in several modular sizes and shapes are both good choices to create patterns like chevron, herringbone, or Versailles.

Whether you are starting a new business or looking to upgrade your current space, keeping up with the newest trends in commercial tile flooring will provide an array of options that are as functional as they are stylish. Let the professionals at The Floor Care Company help you obtain some of the hottest trends 2017 had to offer.

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