A Guide to Fabric-Look Porcelain Tile

We sell porcelain tile in Palm Beach and throughout South Florida, which helps us see all that’s possible with the material. It also gave us the chance to see how popular fabric-look porcelain tile was in 2021. 

Thinking about buying this tile? Want to keep up with the latest design trends? Either way, we'll discuss everything you need to know. 

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What Is Fabric-Look Porcelain Tile? 

Fabric-look porcelain tile is what it sounds like: tile that’s designed to look like fabric. This is possible because of digital printing, which allows us to take a digital image of fabric and transfer it to a glaze. We then apply the glaze to the porcelain. 

Fabric-look tile is one of many kinds of porcelain designed to look like a different material. At our stores, you can also find tile that looks like wood, marble, stone, and slate. The technology gets better every year, allowing tile manufacturers to add more details to the glaze. 

Why Homeowners Like a Fabric Look 

Our friends at Atlas Concorde USA recently discussed the reasons why homeowners have been gravitating toward fabric-look tile lately. Much like the growing popularity of biophilic design, fabric-look tile helps give a soothing, neutral tone to rooms. 

As people spend more time at home than they used to before the pandemic, it makes sense that they want something soothing. The material’s neutrality also means that it’s useful for a variety of designs. 

If you’d like to make a bold choice for another part of your home’s aesthetic – or if you’re already committed to some parts of it because you’re not doing a full remodel – porcelain's versatility is appealing. 

It can also bring a spa to mind. Fabric-like porcelain can create a unity throughout your home because it can be used in a variety of different rooms.

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Why Not Just Get Fabric? 

If homeowners are so in love with the look of fabric, you may be wondering why they want porcelain. There are many advantages that this material offers. It’s: 

  • Durable – Porcelain tile can last for decades. 
  • Easy to Maintain – Porcelain resists stains, water, scratches, bacteria, and fire. It’s also easy to clean. 
  • Environmentally Friendly – Porcelain tile is recyclable and isn’t made with PVC or formaldehyde. 
  • Good for People with Allergies – The fact that it doesn’t have volatile organic compounds helps improve the air quality of a room. 

Because porcelain comes in such a diversity of styles, homeowners with a variety of different design ideas can take advantage of all these benefits. 


Fabric-look tile can also be used in areas where fabric itself wouldn’t be useful. For instance, it can be used in kitchens and bathrooms because it’s not as susceptible to moisture as fabric is. 

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Looking for Tile in Palm Beach? 

You’ve come to the right place! At D&B Tile, we’re committed to helping our clients get the tile that’s best suited to their needs. We have many options available at our stores, which are located throughout South Florida. We’re proud of the high-quality suppliers we work with. 

Whether you have any questions you’d like to ask about our stores or you’d like to tell us what you need tile for, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. Our family has been in the tile business for generations, so you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands.