In film as in life, the timeless romance of black and white is undeniable, and in tile it’s practically as old as time itself. Just think of the stone parquet entry halls of Europe’s great estates. Its glamour and timelessness charm us every time, in much the same way as when we see Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in 1949’s delicious “Notorius.” Even for the hundredth time. No wonder black and white tile is an Instagram standard. But we long for ways to make it our own, right? No worries. We’re excited to highlight our latest black and white looks so you can rock this popular palette in your next project in uniquely beautiful ways.
In the contemporary built environment, black and white is one of those themes that appeals to nearly everyone. So you can create really personal spaces with building materials such as ceramic tile and stone if you stay in the black and white palette. Fortunately the black and white looks at Country Floors are many. Materials range from decorative and field ceramics to stone and even cement. So you can design a space that expresses your most personal passions and also adds value to any property.
New: Novelty Collection
Because black and white is such a popular look, patterned ceramic tiles can find their way into rooms where wallpaper might otherwise have been the typical finish. Homeowners increasingly are seeking sophisticated finishes that stand up to every day real-life with children, pets and lively home entertaining. Choosing tile to create an overall pattern in rooms made for entertaining such as the dining room or media room is a smart solution. Not only will you achieve an outstanding look, but it will be easy to clean and far less perishable than wallpaper. Pictured above is “Fan” from Country Floors’ new Novelty Collection. It’s a contemporary black and white look with just a slight hint of deep burgundy. Its sinuous gingko leaf shapes woven into a seamless lattice are perfect for creating the richness of a layered interior with a modern, organic twist.
Chester Plaid Marble
If you’re a classicist, this one’s for you. From our sister brand Marble Systems, new Chester Plaid Marble takes inspiration from the bold gingham and buffalo check patterns that you know from both current fashion and classic cozy blankets. The intersection of our most popular black, white and grey marbles results in something very special and slightly unexpected for walls or floors. Offered in two scales: 2” x 2” gingham style mosaic (below) and the 4” x 4” buffalo check style (above).
Antique Tile Collection
If you want to bring an old-world or haute maximalist vibe to a space, try something with a patina, such as the Country Floors Antique Tile Collection. It continues the long cultural tradition of applying the decorative element of glaze to a classic terra cotta body. The carefully created patterns in this collection range from boho chic styles to classic medallion looks.
New: Nova Collection
Inspired by graphic depictions of the future in science fiction fantasy, the Nova Collection of decorative stone tiles reaches to the stars and points beyond. Each tile employs highly contrasting colors and subtly varied finishes of natural stone to achieve a sensation of dimensionality, while the patterns and shapes imply movement, vibration or velocity. In tones of grey, black and beige, they have the charcoal-on-pulp feel of a cool graphic novel, yet are wrought of marble to endure into the very future their bold patterns are honoring.
Barcela Cement Tiles
A continuing tile trend is encaustic cement tile, and this material makes a particularly intriguing black and white statement. It’s also suitable for those luxury hotel and resort projects where you want to make a big pattern impact on really high traffic floors. Or in restaurant, food service, spa or retail projects where you need superior slip-resistance and a sizzling style statement all in one. The Barcela Cement Tile collection offers European-inspired patterns in cement tiles. Each tile is meticulously crafted and produced utilizing a technique that has been in play since the later part of the 19th Century. A Marble Systems product, Barcela is proudly offered at Country Floors.
Bella Muro Ceramic Collection
Not quite ready for full-on black and white on your walls? You can opt for a warmer and more casual option and still enjoy the effect. Our Bella Muro ceramics come in many colors, but for the black and white effect with a softer edge, try mixing the white field tile with subtle or bold details in Graphite. It still feels like a beautiful black and white space, but gentler, more relaxed. It’s more chalkboard-chic than Chanel. This is great in a cafe or kitchen, on a family room fireplace surround or in a child’s bath when you need an option they won’t outgrow.
You all are our greatest inspiration, and we craft these timeless looks especially for you. Most are stocked and ready for immediate delivery. Our experts are also always at the ready to help you find the perfect material for each application and to solve those tricky tile design puzzlers.We can’t wait to see how you use Country Floors tile to get that fabulous black and white look for your design projects! Share them and tag us @country_floors and chances are we’ll share your genius with our friends and followers.