10 Cool Tiles for Alt Interiors

Tile design has a new language that taps into art, geometry, and a city’s history
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Photograph By Dimitri Newman

Today’s tiles are as much architectural statement as they are protective cloaking for rooms. Designers are taking pieces of wood, glass, and metal and forming mosaics with surfaces that rise and fall like a sculpture, adding depth and texture to a wall’s surface. Shapes skew toward an asymmetry that’s truly contemporary, and traditional stonework acquires a glamorous sheen. For those nostalgic for the tiles of L.A.’s past, dedicated artisans are re-creating the looks that once emerged from the celebrated Malibu and Catalina potteries.

1) Modul Wood, $82.95 (10”x10” sheet), at Porcelanosa, porcelanosa-usa.com

2) Raffi Glass Bubbles, $46.50 (11¾”x11¾” sheet), at Walker Zanger, walkerzanger.com

3) Lux Travertine, $44.99 (per square foot), at Ann Sacks
LA, annsacks.com

4) Fusion 3D Steel Mix, $62.95 (11”x12” sheet), at Porcelanosa, porcelanosa-usa.com

5) Catalina-style tile, $24 (5”x 5” tile), at Malibu Ceramic Works, malibuceramicworks.com

6) Metal Acero Hexagon, $34.95 (9”x10” sheet), at
Porcelanosa, porcelanosa-usa.com

7) Hexcube Blue, $129.95 (12”x12” sheet), at Porcelanosa, porcelanosa-usa.com

8) Lunada Bay Gendai, $37.13 (per square foot), at Walker Zanger, walkerzanger.com

9) Malibu-style tile, $17 (4”x4” tile), at Malibu Ceramic Works, malibuceramicworks.com

10) Lux Travertine, $44.99 (per square foot), at Ann Sacks LA, annsacks.com

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