Van Gogh, a marble-look porcelain tile from Bestile.
Emser Tile’s Myth ceramic wall tiles.
Reformation by Crossville.
Compass Glacier 3 from Artaic's Verge Collection.
A room vignette in The Tile Shop's Chantilly location.
Emser Tile’s Myth ceramic wall tiles.
Reformation by Crossville.
Compass Glacier 3 from Artaic's Verge Collection.
A room vignette in The Tile Shop's Chantilly location.

Cutting Edge

Ingenious tile surfaces impart chic style and creativity

MOODY BLUES  Rich blue hues shot through with streaks of white and gray distinguish Van Gogh, a marble-look porcelain tile from Spanish tile company Bestile. The thick, large-format tiles measuring 24-by-47 inches conjure a sophisticated vibe with a smooth, polished surface. bestile.es

FINE GEOMETRY  Emser Tile’s Myth series of white, light gray and pewter ceramic wall tiles marries intricate geometric patterns and retro style in motifs of petals, waves and arabesques. Available through Unique Tile and Marble Center in Rockville. emser.com; uniquetileandmarblecenter.com

SET IN CONCRETE   Reformation, a porcelain-tile collection from Crossville, reproduces the look of concrete with pitting, aggregate details and sheen variations. Tiles come in neutral and gray hues, and in three large-format plank sizes, mosaics and trim. Made of recycled content, they’re available at area Mosaic Tile locations. mosaictileco.com; crossvilleinc.com

MOSAIC MADNESS   Tile manufacturer Artaic offers a fresh spin on decorative motifs. Buyers supply designs or choose from existing patterns to create mosaic-tile wall murals. Pictured: Compass Glacier 3 from the Verge Collection, which was inspired by geometric patterns found in textiles. Available in vitreous glass or glazed porcelain. artaic.com

SHOWROOM DEBUT   The Tile Shop recently opened a storefront in Chantilly, Virginia. The 12,000-square-foot showroom—the company’s eleventh in the DC area—boasts 6,000 tile designs and a design center with digital tools. Pictured above: a luxe bath—one of many room displays—clad in travertine tile with a porcelain mosaic-tile floor and accent wall. 13920 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. tileshop.com