Product of the Week: Hexagon Tiles

This week’s featured product is so common that you might see it every day without noticing it, but you probably should: hexagon tile has been around for a century now and it’s not going anywhere any time soon.  It’s seen many stylistic changes over the years, but the shape and the basics have remained steadfast.  At the turn of the 1900s, the preferred color was white, though it’s unclear if that was due to lack of availability of other colors or just because of the sterile appearance of white tiles.  However, as time progressed, around the middle of the century pastels surged in popularity. It’s been proven throughout history that repetitive patterns win people over when it comes to tile, and the hexagonal tile is no exception- it has a crisp, clean look with an organic feel: three-dimensional variations of it are found in naturally-occurring crystals and honeycombs.

Like all the best tiles, it’s an extremely versatile look.  Here it is in a 1970s mod style home.

Click to check out the rest of this amazing mod apartment!

As the elegant looks from the early 1900s make a triumphant comeback, the hex is returning to its original habitat.  This beautiful black and white bathroom has a distinctly vintage feel:

Try the same look but with the colors of a few decades later. Click here to see how black and white hex tiles couple so wonderfully with sea-green glass subway tiles- regrettably, Flickr does not have sharing enabled for this photo.

If you want to bring this look up to date, try the stainless steel variety. Even though the pattern has a sleek new outfit, it still maintains its classic appeal.

Here’s a unique application:  the clashing patterns of wood and hexagons in this bathroom really work together well, perhaps drawing on that naturally-occurring feel.

Hexes don’t always have to be straightforward 1”x1” or 2”x2” solid colors. Our Casella series consists of 5.5”x 9” clusters of hexagon honeycomb patterns in a dazzling array of colors and finishes.
The Casella Tempesta is available through the Home Depot. Click the photo for more information.

The Casella Tempesta is available through the Home Depot. Click the photo for more information.

These come in several more colors and finishes, but this is a personal favorite:

The Casella Anello is available through the Home Depot. Click the photo for more information.

The Casella Anello is available through the Home Depot. Click the photo for more information.

The hexagons are much smaller in the Casella tiles, and as a result the overall effect is a highly engaging geometric intrigue.  The gold and silver glazes are highly reflective, adding that outrageous dazzle to any space where it’s installed.

For proving itself to be timeless AND versatile, our Hexagon tiles are our product(s) of the week.  Great for looks from just about any decade (including decades yet to come- the Casellas look like something out of Star Trek!), we don’t anticipate this fantastic pattern going anywhere- and that’s great news for us and for the decorating community at large.

 

Sources:  here, here, and our resident experts

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