The kitchen and bath world is loving waterjet tile right now, and we can see why. It’s a fun way to mix materials – like marble, limestone, and metal – into a single space! Perfect for a “wow” backsplash in your kitchen, an accent wall in your shower, and so much more. Waterjet tile, however, is hard to create so it does tend to be on the pricier side per square foot. We wanted to share a few of our favorites that won’t necessarily break the bank.
Soci Waterjet Tile – Dover Pattern
This tile is on the top of our list and we are loving the art deco vibes. Essentially, it’s a fancy and complicated chevron pattern, but the addition of two supplementary colors to create a picket-like shape really makes this waterjet stand out. Our favorite is the Cicero Blend (far left) which incorporates a mostly solid white background with black and gold inserts. The color scheme screams “twenties” and was a favorite combination at KBIS 2020. Check out this and the other three blends (in order: Sonata, Iceland, and Hathaway) below.
Arizona Tile Stone Mesh Patterns – Harlow
Bardiglio is a popular new marble color that is popping up everywhere. At least, we think it is. We love the deep gray tone with lots of movement. Luckily, this is used in two of the patterns below. Bardiglio Nuvolato is mixed with Carrera to create a simple diamond shape – the only difference between the Bianco (left, below) and the Grigio (center, below) being the more dominant color. On the far right, they mixed Negro Marquina and Statuary to create an even bolder option. We aren’t sure which we love most! Pro tip: have your tile installer turn this 45 degrees and lay it as a square pattern instead of a diamond.
Marble Systems – Gaia Waterjet
As seen in the kitchen at the top of the page, the Gaia Marble Waterjet Tile is absolutely stunning. So why save it for last? Because there are so many options! Marble Systems has eight different color combinations you can create with this pattern which makes it so versatile. Gaia is also a little more feminine than our other two options. Curved lines create a feeling of movement and flow, and almost creates a lantern-like shape. The kitchen above used the Skyline Cross Cut, Aspen White Multi Finish shown on the bottom, right of center, below.