Share: Tile personalities: Design Center stores say it’s looking like leather, stone, even wood and water now

Consider your home a blank canvas to create a work of art that expresses you. Tile is one of the most versatile ways to do it. It can be practical or passionate, create a mood or be a focal point.

Textured tile is a hot new tool if you are looking to add dimension and interest. Patterns appear as if they are in motion, creating the illusion of flowing fabric or the slickness of stone and rock. At the Walker Zanger store in Miromar Design Center, shoppers are greeted by a tapestry of tile textures patterned on raw materials, including leather, wood and glass, as well as porcelain and ceramic.