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Highly affordable and endlessly versatile, subway tile has waxed and waned in popularity over the course of its long, meandering history. But with enthusiasm for the material having reached a "fever pitch" in 2016, Maykut thinks 2017 may see popular taste swing in a dramatically new direction. In fact, according to Maykut, homeowners may start seeking out "the polar opposite"—that is, colorfully patterned tile, especially in non-rectangular shapes. Employed sparingly, perhaps as a backsplash or flooring accent, graphic and geometric-patterned porcelain tile offers, as Maykut puts it, "yet another creative way for homeowners to put a personal stamp on the room where they spend the most time."
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