When you decide you want to purchase tiles, you want to give some serious thought into the tile design itself. Colors are generally easy to decide on because they are going to complement their surroundings, such as your wall and cabinet color. However, when it comes to the design itself, there’s a little more room to step outside the box.
Hexagon tiles have remained a popular choice for many homeowners. Keep reading to find out how this trend got started and why it might be the perfect choice for your home.
How the Hexagon Tile Design Got Started
Hexagon tiles have been on the design industry’s radar for a while. It is sometimes referred to as honeycomb tile because of its uncanny similarity to a bee’s honeycomb when the tiles are put together. It can be used across any flooring, but is most commonly reserved for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as backsplashes for the two rooms.
Hex tile began during the Arts and Crafts Movement of the 1920s. This is when tiles were seen in a variety of colors because everyone was tired of the white, sterile look. Hand formed artisan tile was also starting to become very popular. This was particularly true in bungalow and Prairie-style houses. The hand-formed tile became a key element within the design of a home.
The tiles have typically been small. However, in Coverings 2014, a tradeshow that is industry specific, a larger hexagon tile debuted. These tiles were now 8 to 12 inches in diameter and showed off some incredible style.
A Variety of Designs
Whether you are creating a new look for your home or a business, it’s helpful to start by looking through a gallery of images for design inspiration. There are a ton of incredible designs and what you choose is going to speak volumes about your personality and overall style.
A hexagon tile pattern can be extremely unique. There are more colors than ever and you can choose virtually any size, allowing you to have a small or large honeycomb design across your floors or even on your walls. Even if you aren’t decorating a bungalow-style house, this shape can still look great! It will give your bathroom or kitchen a fresh look that blends perfectly with your existing interior design style.
Stop By Our Showroom
Stop by our tile store so you can explore the options in person and get expert advice. Mees Distributors has been a trusted company throughout the Midwest. Only the highest quality products are found in our showroom. With more than 250 designs to choose from, you can find what you need for your home or business.