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2020 Commercial Tile Trends

By Kali |

New decade, timeless trends. Our favorite styles of 2020 have serious staying power. We're sharing our top five commercial tile trends on the blog today, but if you want even more tile inspiration for the new year and beyond, check out our Pinterest Board.  

#1. Design for Good
Good design is any project’s most sustainable asset. Source from makers who design for the better.

Wrapped from counter to ceiling in fresh white thin Brick, this restaurant's expansive backsplash offers a timelessly on-trend backdrop for its eclectic decor.Fresh take on a classic. Set Brick in a vertical offset pattern to liven up your backsplash.

Brick Shown: Lewis Range // Design: Bells + Whistles // Images: Lily Glass

We work to to make all of our tiles as sustainably as possible, but if you choose Brickfor your commercial project, you're benefitting a good cause too. As part of our commitment to protecting and honoring our planet, we're donating 1% of all Brick sales to National Parks Conservation Association.

Thoughtfully layered textures like light wood finishes and rustic glazed thin Brick lend this Palo Alto coffee shop an earthy yet ever-so-airy atmosphere.
Buy Brick. Do good. As part of Fireclay Tile's commitment to protecting and honoring our planet, we're donating 1% of all Brick sales to National Parks Conservation Association.

Brick Shown: Allegheny + Lewis Range // Design: Young America Creative // Images: Lauren Edith Andersen

#2. Marvelous Monochrome 
Go big, go bold. A vibrant monochrome palette never fails to make an unforgettable statement in both commercial and residential spaces. 

Go bold with a single saturated tile color in 2020 for either your commercial or residential space.

Boutique fitness space Body Evolved uses a soothing yet stimulating blend of Bora Bora tile to create a blissful bathroom for members looking for a relaxing escape. 

Boutique fitness space Body Evolved uses a soothing yet stimulating blend of Bora Bora tile to create a blissful bathroom for members looking for a relaxing escape.

Tile Shown: 2x8 + 4x4 in Bora Bora // Design: Antonio Matres Studio // Images: Lisa Richov // Installer: Ecosense Interiors

Nothing wrong with floor to ceiling tile in a single, saturated hue: 

Go monochrome with tile from floor to ceiling for a bold look.


Bedecked from top to bottom, this lush bathroom's Evergreen Tile has us green with envy with its mesmerizing blend of hexagon floors, a herringbone shower, and an out-of-this-world tiled ceiling.

Tile Shown: 2x66" hexagons in Evergreen// Design + Images: Claire Thomas

#3. Pattern Play
Why stop at one? We’ve got our eye on dynamic spaces that pair up patterns in unexpected ways. 

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Tile Shown:2x8 in Azul // Design: Studio DIY // Image: Jeff Mindell

Or give a classic pattern a twist of your own: 

Designed by Sara and Rich Combs of The Joshua Tree House, a dreamy entryway lined with Paseo floor tile transports members of wellness studio The Assembly to an om-filled space.

A dreamy entryway lined with Paseo floor tile transports members of wellness studio The Assembly to an om-filled space. 

Designed by Sara and Rich Combs of The Joshua Tree House, a dreamy entryway lined with Paseo floor tile transports members of wellness studio The Assembly to an om-filled space.

Tile Shown: Paseo in SunflowerFeldspar// Design: Sara and Rich Combs // Images: Margaret Austin Photography

#4. Indulgent Palettes 
From rich blues to lush evergreens, deep jewel tones are a bewitching sight no matter the season. 

a Navy Blue Hexagon backsplash offers a seamless transition between indoors and outdoors in this luxury student housing complex's communal space and poolside bar.
Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Navy Blue // Design: LS3P // Image: Katie Charlotte Photography

Creative studio Project M Plus enlisted the help of Fireclay's Commercial Team to develop a lush, custom green tile for gourmet grocer Jayde's Market. (Want a custom color? Read more about the process here)! 

We're forecasting more jewel toned projects in 2020. Check out our blog for more tile trends of the new decade.


Creative studio Project M Plus enlisted the help of Fireclay's Commercial Team to develop a lush, custom green tile for gourmet grocer Jayde's Market.

Tile Shown: 2x8 in a custom green // Design: + Images: Project M Plus

#5. Conversation Starters // Spaces with a Story 
Our favorite projects spark conversation. Dare to be different with imaginative color blends that tell a story.

Pop-up turned restaurant, FOB Kitchen showcases its Filipino roots with the bar's blue Braided Picket Tile blend, evocative of the Philippines' famous turquoise-tinged beaches.

Tile Shown: Picket tiles in Bora Bora, Naples BlueAdriatic Sea // Design + Images: FOB Kitchen

Floor tile is a perfect way to make a big statement in a commercial space. This restaurant took tile to the floor and beyond: 

Floor tile for the win! Make an unforgettable moment in your space with a playful tile pattern.

Tile Shown: 6" Triangles // Design: DUST & Co. // Image: Bethany Nauert

Bathrooms are an opportunity to be playful in commercial spaces. Go for color and bold patterns: 

We're forecasting more bold design choices in 2020. See more of our 2020 tile trends on the blog!

Tile Shown: UndergroundFountain and City Lights with 4x4 in Moonshine

These bathrooms 

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Tile Shown: 2x6 Tiles in Oyster Shell // Design: Claire Zinnecker + Hunt Architecture // Image: Leonid Furmansky

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