Modern Stair Tile Trends

Posted on Jan 29, 2021
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Cementine Posa Porcelain Stair Tile From Arizona Tile
Featured Image: Cementine Posa Porcelain Stair Tile From Arizona Tile

One chic trend that’s on the rise in home design is tiled stairs. If you’ve ever felt that the stairs in your home are an eyesore, it may be time to transform them into an eye-catching centerpiece of your décor. If your stairs are placed front-and-center in your house, such as in the entryway or in sight of the living area, they should be a beautiful accent to your home’s design.

Let’s take a look at some stylish, contemporary stair tile designs that will give your staircase an instant upgrade.

Two-Tone Tile Stairs

For a chic, modern look, a popular option is to design a two-tone staircase with tile. There are a few ways to achieve this trendy yet timeless style.

One option is to use two different stair tiles: one for the steps and one for the stair risers. This creates contrast and adds elegance to the staircase. Pairing a decorative tile(on the stair riser)with a solid or more subtle tile (on the step) is a great choice here. Since stair risers have such a small surface area in a room, this can be an opportunity to add a bold splash of color and unique decorative details. A beautifully patterned or colorful stair riser immediately catches the eye without being overwhelming in the space.

Image: Chymia Mix 2 White Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Image: Chymia Mix 2 White Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile

For example, a porcelain wood-look stair tile like More Wood provides a chic complement to a patterned tile like Cementine Posa, for a modern stair tile design that will turn heads. The decorative tile you choose should complement the room’s palette while making a style statement. From the delicate pattern of Chymia to the bolder shapes of Cementine, the options are endless.

Another two-tone stair tile look we love is simple and timeless: a grey wood-look step (such as Legno) with the risers painted white. The pairing of grey and white is on-trend and extremely versatile, emulating the classic style of wood stairs, so this tiled stair design is sure to complement just about any home décor or color palette.

Unica 24x48 Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile
Image: Unica 24×48 Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile

Seamless Tile Stairs

If the two-toned look isn’t your style and you’d like to showcase a single favorite tile, another option is to simply cover the entire staircase—both steps and risers—in the same tile. This creates a modern, seamless, cascading look and is great for helping your stairs blend in with the flooring in the rest of your home. Virtually any flooring tile can be used for this purpose for a beautiful effect, from modern wood-look tile like Essence to natural stone-look tile such as Unica.

No matter what design you ultimately choose for your stairs, it’s sure to be a stylish and on-trend upgrade to your home. Check out what a new set of tiled stairs would look like in your home with our Just Imagine Visualizer.

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