Eclectic style is definitely a trend for 2012 — but not for the faint of heart. This look from Tile of Spain isn't for everyone, or every space, but it sure looks cool in a nontraditional living space.
Metallics are a hot trend for 2012, especially in bronze tones, as shown here from Crossville. Use them strategically in focal point locations for a timeless elegance.
Large-format floor tiles are a strong trend in 2012. They tend to have subtle textures, as shown here, and are installed with minimal grout lines.
You'll see less and less grout in 2012. Rectified porcelain tiles, like those shown here from Tile of Spain, make close installation possible and create a streamlined look. Less maintenance is a happy byproduct.
Text-inspired prints are hot, hot, hot. Here you see it in a whimsical black and white library floor featuring Tile of Spain. You'll also see it in wall applications. The look is fun but certainly not for everyone.