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5 bathroom design trends for 2013
Each year, the National Kitchen and Bath Association surveys its members to identify the latest design and specification trends in bath design.
Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring has been in slight decline over the past two years; but it remains the most popular of all materials, specified by 83 percent of the survey participants this year — down from 93 percent in 2011, according to NKBA. Natural stone tiles have also declined since 2011, dropping from 77 percent to 59 percent in 2012, and to 57 percent this year. However, they have been the second most popular type of flooring used since 2011.
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