If you’ve never heard of encaustic tiles before, it’s simply because Tiles Unlimited of Queens is so on the edge of the design world that what becomes tomorrow’s hottest trends in the tiles industry, they carry TODAY! In the case of encaustic tiles, once you get a look at their detail and intricate beauty, you’ll wonder why they ever went out of favor centuries ago.
Ancient Techniques… Modern Style
Encaustic tile may be a new term to you, but it’s an antique style making a big comeback. These ornate tiles are at once old-fashioned and modern, so here’s how to incorporate this design trend for 2016.
Encaustic tiles were all the rage in the Victorian era and even farther back, in medieval times. Until recently, these ornate tiles had fallen out of favor as unadorned or glazed tiles took their place. The designs are more complicated and the finished tiles heavier from the layers, making the tiles unique but costly.
Contemporary encaustic tiles can have bold graphics in an array of colors or throwbacks to the Medieval or Victorian time periods. The ability to create such intricate patterns is a hallmark of this style. Encaustic tiles are endlessly versatile and can fit into any design scheme, making them a new favorite of designers.
Encaustic tile is gorgeous in an entryway where visitors can admire it. It’s also comfortable in bathrooms and kitchens, natural homes for tile. Encaustic tile is even beautiful and useful in living rooms. The design element replaces a rug, acts as a focal point, and dogs and kids can do no harm to its tough surface. Since the design is inlaid, it will not wear away with use, making it perfect for high-traffic areas.
Why stop at the floor? Encaustic tile is beautiful on bathroom or kitchen walls or backsplashes, too. A geometric backsplash and accent wall take a streamlined kitchen from simple to high-design. Click here to see design ideas for encaustic tiles. With more than half a million square feet of tile in stock, you’ll find the perfect tile for your project at Tiles Unlimited. Whether you’re looking for encaustic tile, waterjet mosaics or more traditional offerings, our team stands ready to assist you in realizing your design dreams.