Tile Style: Modern Mavens

June 08, 2016


These days, homeowners, interior designers, and builders with a contemporary aesthetic are opting for porcelain tile! This versatile product is gaining in popularity because it’s made of a strong, water resistant material that is more stain resistant than ceramic. Porcelain tile adds modern style to any living area, kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room.

With a variety of colors, finishes, and textures to choose from, you are sure to find one that perfectly suits your taste. Here are just a few fan favorites from MSI’s Cemento, Dimensions, and Focus lines:


If you want a high-style look for your modern décor, consider Cemento, a line of three monochromatic, concrete look porcelain options. These beautiful tiles offer the latest in gray colors, adding subtle drama to any space. 

novara-porcelain-tileFeatured: Novara Porcelain Tile

Novara Porcelain Tiles look like poured concrete and come in soft grays with a glazed, matte finish for a touch of industrial chic. These contemporary 12x24 tiles make cleaning a breeze since they’re virtually maintenance free. 

napoli-porcelain-tileFeatured: Napoli Porcelain Tile

Napoli Porcelain Tiles feature softly textured grays with swirls and veins of gray and white that create even more movement and dimension. These matte finish tiles come in both 12x24 and 24x24 sizes to suit your space and your style preference. 


Crave a cement look flooring? Choose from the Dimensions series. This sleek, contemporary line of concrete style porcelain comes in six colors and will give your space that urban edge you’re after. 

Popular choices include darker colors that are comparable to poured concrete. Concrete Porcelain Tiles, for example, are a dark gray porcelain material, while Graphite Porcelain Tiles are a deep gray. Both large-format products come in 12x24, 18x18, and 24x24 sizes and combine the sophisticated look of concrete with the easy care of porcelain. 

concrete-porcelain-tileFeatured: Concrete Porcelain Tile

Concrete marries well with lighter grays and pops of white. This flooring can add another textural element to a bathroom that incorporates natural stone and glass tiles. 

graphite-porcelain-tileFeatured: Graphite Porcelain Tile

Graphite grounds a large space and complements darker wood cabinetry. It also works well with stainless steel appliances and countertops or a backsplash with lighter gray tones. To finish off the look, consider using a light-colored grout to add contrast and definition to your tile flooring, or a similar color to give your floors a more seamless look. 


glacier-porcelain-tileFeatured: Glacier Porcelain Tile

Fashion-inspired consumers can’t get enough of porcelain tile from the Focus series. These beautiful 12x24 large format tiles come in four colors and feature thin stripes that make a contemporary statement. Two popular options from the series are Glacier Porcelain Tiles, with a soft white background and tonal stripes, and Graphite Porcelain Tiles, with a mid-tone gray background and tonal stripes. Both matte-finished tiles are perfect for contemporary and modern spaces. 

Remember, these tiles can be used for more than just stunning floors. Place them on a bathtub surround or a bathroom wall for a spa-like space with a stylish edge. The Focus series also coordinates well with tiles from the Dimensions collection.