Black Floor Tile is Back
Are you on the fence about black floor tile? We get it–opting for black floors can feel like a big commitment, but take our word for it: a black floor is a showstopping statement that won’t go out of style. Whether you’re a modernist or a traditionalist, this dramatic hue can shapeshift across all styles.
Let’s see the different ways black Fireclay floor tile can change your point of view.
Black Straight Set and Offset Tile Floors
Whether using subway tiles, square tiles, or brick, the clean lines of straight-set and offset patterns are a simple way to introduce black floors into your home. The linear lines of straight-set and offset work great with wood floor transitions as well as on their own.
Sleek, black, and subtly luminous black floors make give this otherwise bright and peppy home a grown-up look. Black tile pairs well with modern interiors and offers a solid anchor to white walls or cabinetry.
Black brick floor tile in the bathroom can offer extra character. Use black or grey grout to show just the slightest hint of texture without giving too much away.
Black Herringbone Tile Floors
When working with such a dark shade, pattern can help add dimension to your design. Black herringbone floor tile enhances this dramatic hue by incorporating a classic element.
This luxe bathroom uses herringbone effectively to draw your eye down the elongated footprint by using similarly long and narrow 3x12 tiles.
A lighter grey grout enhances the pattern of this dark grey herringbone tile bathroom, which also features bright wallpaper to contrast the dark floor.
This black bathroom incorporates a black herringbone tile shower floor in narrow 1x6 tile to increase the traction underfoot thanks to tightly spaced grout lines.
Glazed Thin Brick adds rustic texture to this classic pattern on this black herringbone bathroom floor.
Black Parquet Floors
Like herringbone black tile, a basketweave parquet pattern with matte black tile makes for an intriguing floor design with opposing angles of long rectangular tile, and is a great small bathroom idea to consider.
Black Specialty Shape Floors
Black lends itself well to pattern because of its sophisticated subtlety, but if you’re looking to up the ante a unique specialty shape makes a bolder impression.
Hexagons are another classic shape that offers a conservative yet appealing pattern. Hexagons are a popular shape for black tile bathroom floors, customized to your liking depending on the size of hexagons, grout color, and other details.
This black tile floor bathroom features 8” hexagons spread across the floor with matching 3” hexagons in the walk-in shower, accentuated by bright white grout. The smaller hexagons add design detail distinguishing the shower from the rest of the bathroom and are the maximum recommended size for shower floors.
This bathroom’s black tile floor features hexagons with a contrasting grout as well, but a tighter grout joint makes for a more subtle pattern on the floor and wall.
An entryway is the first impression of your home and black ceramic tile flooring is a memorable introduction. Plus, this high-traffic area will appreciate a dark color tile that hides occasional dirty footsteps.
Picket tiles are elongated hexagons that can be arranged in a number of patterns. This floor keeps it simple for a clean look that pairs well with the brighter wall art.
For a more decorative design, Star and Cross tile might be just what you’re looking for.
Wave tile works magic on this wood stove hearth. The deep charcoal matches the stove with perfection and will also hide ash and extinguished embers that might escape between cleanings.
The fish scale design of Ogee Drop in a glossy black finish is a pattern you won’t soon forget. Paired with contrasting black grout, this design adds depth and detail to this kitchen with natural light helping highlight the unique shape of the tile.
Taking pattern to the maximalist limit, this floor features an optical illusion of Escher Diamond pattern to truly elevate the look of the black tile.
Black and White Tile Floors
Black’s high contrast shade pairs perfectly with bright white tile. Designing with these opposing colors adds an extra element of creativity and breaks up the boldness of an all-black floor.
Mosaic white and black bathroom floor tile decorates this bathroom with a classic and refined look, leading to a short course of mosaic wall tile as well. Mosaic tile is sheeted in your specific design for easier installation.
The classic black and white checkerboard is a perfect example, but interior designers have pushed beyond the mainstay with new interpretations on the black and white floor.
This Art Deco bathroom features a checkerboard floor with a twist–or rather a squiggle. Handpainted Squiggle Tile from the Block Shop x Fireclay Tile Handpainted Collection features wavy lines separating the contrasting colors for an updated detail on a classic look.
Tile Shown: Charcoal Motif Squiggle
Instead of checkers, this playful white and black bathroom tile floor uses polka dots to create visual intrigue. Each handpainted tile features a half dome of matte black glaze that can be arranged in a variety of patterns, including polka dot.
Same tile, different pattern. Using a custom motif that swaps where the black and white elements are painted, Fallow tiles are arranged in a series of offset half-circles to give this kitchen a flowing focal point.
Paying homage to the checkerboard pattern, this glam powder room floor switches things up with contrasting black and white triangle tiles for a repeating high contrast pattern that goes perfectly with the bold pink walls.
Triangles again work to create a high contrast pattern of white and black floors in a bathroom, this time in an on-point pattern you may find in quilting designs.
Handpainted tile with a hint of white create an elegant pattern on this bathroom floor. The refined detail is a pleasant contrast to the rough brick walls.
This unforgettable greyscale kitchen floor features black, white, and grey in between for a one-of-a-kind work of art.
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