Last week’s Product of the Week was the Revival series, a collection of tiles that looks great laid out in patterns or mixed together. For fans of the charming shuffled look, we recommend the Avila Arenal Décor, which is a ceramic floor and wall tile that has the look of a mosaic of cement tiles without having to meticulously lay down each piece. Instead, one 12-1/2” x 12-1/2” square takes care of that for you:
The Avila Arenal Décor is a ceramic tile with a rustic look that recalls European floral and Islamic patterns. It has a slightly glossy sheen and a texture that makes the look more distinctive- the gloss finish accents certain parts of the tile, with other parts in a matte sheen. Even though it looks like a mix of individual tiles, it’s one square piece with a unique glaze encompassing a range of colors and patterns. This is ceramic, so it’s worth noting that while it’ll look great outside in milder climates, it’s not frost resistant- so if you’re in a place that sees extreme weather, this is not the tile for your patio or outdoor space, but it’s great in most indoor residential applications!
As previously discussed, the encaustic tile collage is definitely back in style, which is why this is so great. That look works in so many settings. Check it out in this contemporary bathroom:
By keeping the rest of the space low-key, the focus can be on the colors and patterns of the floor. If you want the pattern to be the center of attention without taking up the entire space, you can always frame it with a more understated piece. It works here, with Avila Cotto, the field tile complementing our product of the week: Here is a similar layout on Houzz:
For its creative mix of finishes, range of patterns and mosaic look without being half as time-consuming as putting one together, the Avila Arenal Décor is our product of the week. Take a look at this tile, and the other pieces in the collection, over at the Home Depot website.