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Design Trends: Tiled Office Spaces

By Lindsey |

From your home office to staff kitchens there are plenty of opportunities for tile in the workplace. Office spaces are only getting more stylish and tile is a perfect way to add a pop of color or pattern (or both!) to infuse a bit of energy into the work day and keep those creative juices flowing. We're sharing our favorite ways to work commercial grade tile into your office below. Need more inspiration? Check out our Commercial Office Design Pinterest Board.

A little bit goes a long way: 
Looking for something to brighten your office space? A bit of tile can go a long way, whether it's in a staff kitchen, bathroom floor or accent wall. 

If you have a kitchen with an island, tiling the face can add a great focal point. Take inspiration from Light Lab's triangle installations; that small swatch of pattern has a lot of impact. 

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Tile Shown: 6" Triangles in Calcite 

Light Lab also has a bathroom floor that features a bold triangle pattern (perfect for encouraging social sharing during events). 

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Tile Shown: 6" Triangles in Calcite and Basalt

Seattle-based umbrella company Certain Standard gets some stylish coverage with this Scalene Triangle tile kitchen backsplash: 

Certain Standard Office Kitchen Backsplash

Tile Shown: Scalene Triangles in Calcite // Design: The Residency Bureau // Photos: Meghan Klein

Secret Agent PR has a bolt of our handpainted commercial grade tiles at the center of their work space, adding both pattern and charm. 

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Tile Shown: Old Cairo in Black and White Motif 

Featuring our Ogee Drop pattern in a playful Moroccan lay, this sleek office kitchen engages employees with an energizing and uplifting splash of yellow.

Office Kitchen Backsplash

Tile Shown: Daffodil Ogee Drop // Design: Focus Architecture and Design

Add Some Movement:
A lot of offices have staff kitchens these days, so why not make them visually compelling too? Choose one of our commercial grade tile or brick colors with variation to add visual interest and movement to your space. 

This expansive and modern office kitchen gets a taste of the artisanal with a landscape-inspired brick tiles backsplash.

Brick Office Kitchen

Brick Shown: Allegheny, Great Smoky, Appalachian // Design: Stantec // Photo: Dave Burk Photo

We love a natural neutral. Sand Dune's high color variation reveals a warm range of shades in this studio backsplash, made all the more mesmerizing under the sun's warm glow. 

High Variation Office Kitchen Backsplash

Tile Shown: Sand Dune 3x3 // Design: Claire Zinnecker // Photo: Leonid FurmanskySon of Rand

By thoughtfully pairing glossy and matte white tile, Project M Plus adds subtle depth to this office kitchen's seemingly simple palette.   

Office Kitchen Backsplash

Tile Shown: 2x4 in Tusk and Halite // Design & Photo: Project M Plus

Highlight a classic tile shape, like the hexagon, by choosing a saturated hue and a contrasting grout color, as they did in the Wit & Delight studio kitchen: 

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Tile Shown: 6" Hexagons in Navy Blue 

Make a Statement: 
An office space allows you to really go for it in a way you might not in a residential one. Why not go for bright colors and bold patterns if it suits the setting! 

Fireclay's commercial team worked closely with Studios Architecture to create custom ceramic tile walls for this prominent law firm. Employees and visitors are welcomed by a vibrant color blend on custom 3x18 ceramic tiles.

Office Space Tile

Tile Shown: Custom 3x18's in Daffodil and Tuolumne Meadows

Entryway tile

Tile Shown: Custom 3x18's in Tiki Blue and other custom blues // Design: Studios Architecture // Photos: Magda Biernat

Salesforce offices across the world feature backsplashes that pay homage to the city that their located in. The one below depicts the San Francisco skyline: 

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Tile Shown: 2x2 Sheet Mosaic tiles in a custom pattern. 

Home Office:
Working on your home office? Consider tile as a backdrop.

This home office is a continuation off a kitchen that is tiled in the same material. 

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Tile Shown: 2x8 tiles in Sand Dune 

Subtle color like this creates a soothing feeling perfect for a spot where you need to collect your thoughts: 

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Tile Shown: 2x8 tiles in Sand Dune 

If you're looking to create intrigue underfoot, tile can be the ideal material. This studio/work space uses square tiles to create a standout pattern: 

8x8 Floor tiles.

Tile Shown: 8x8 tiles in White Wash, Shale, Moonshine and Nickel. Design: Jessica Lynn Williams 

Inspired by these office spaces? Order color samples online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly. 

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