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7 Nosing and Floor Tile Combinations for Modern Staircases

7 Nosing and Floor Tile Combinations for Modern Staircases

What are some modern nosing and floor tile combinations for your staircase?

  1. Monochromatic nosing tiles and risers
  2. Plain nosing and patterned risers
  3. Alternating risers
  4. Plain nosing tiles and assorted risers
  5. Black and white risers
  6. White and gray risers
  7. Wooden nosing tiles and assorted risers

Scouting for ideas on how to design a staircase? Our combinations of tile stair nosing and risers just might be the answer you’re looking for. 

Adding our handcrafted, artisan-designed Machuca tiles with cement or wooden stair nosing gives your house, building, or semi-outdoor area a modern feel.

We believe that each Machuca tile comes with a rich history and background behind it, making each tile a conversation piece. It’s even better when that tile is set in a space where it can call attention and encourage people to chat and share their own stories and backgrounds. 

For us, that’s the beauty of good design—not only does it make people feel at home, but it also sparks conversations.

Here are our suggestions for modern staircase designs, based on how our own beloved Machuca tiles were used in establishments, restaurants, and homes all over the country: 

Monochromatic nosing tiles and risers

Monochromatic nosing tiles and risers

Once you’ve decided on a color scheme for the space you’re designing, why break the pattern? Match nosing tiles with single- or multi-colored risers for a classic, understated look. Take inspiration from IDr. Martina C. Bautista, who chose our gray-colored risers and nosing for her staircase to create a subtle, uniform, yet still appealing look! 

Here at Machuca Tile, we have a wide range of designs in various colors, all of which can be modified according to the color you choose. So you’re sure to find a tile that matches the rest of your space’s color scheme.

Plain nosing and patterned risers

Plain nosing and patterned risers

To make this space more visually interesting? Why not go for contrasting tiles? Plain nosing and patterned risers add a sense of variety to your staircases, such as the layout Atten Studios created with our stair tiles! 

We recommend experimenting with colors that look good next to each other, or stick with the tried and true: black and white patterns — just like the tiles that The Drawing Room decided on for their stairs! These black and white risers go great with warm colored wood, as you can see below:

Plain nosing and patterned risers

Alternating risers

Alternating risers

If you can’t choose between two Machuca tile risers, why not use both? That’s what Mr. Doy Cataluña did for his stairs! 

The beauty of modern staircases is that you don’t always have to stick to just one thing, be it a theme, a pattern, or a color. 

Make your staircase anything but ordinary by putting two or three different tile patterns together and alternating them per step. You can stick with one kind of tile—geometric, for example—or be as creative as you want! 

Plain nosing tiles and assorted risers 

Plain nosing tiles and assorted risers 

For an eccentric yet super fun look, go for assorted tiles in complementing colors and balance them out with plain nosing. 

This is a surefire way to make your staircase stand out as a conversation starter. A quick tip for ensuring they don’t clash: have a central theme to your staircase, like Mr. JJ Ortoll’s bold red and blue motif, to make sure everything is tied together. 

Black and white risers

Black and white risers

Nothing says “elegant” quite like the combination of black and white. Striking and classy, this combination of plain and patterned tiles is less eccentric and more purposeful thanks to their color scheme. We have a lot of black and white tiles for you to choose from, so you’re sure to find one—or many—that suit your taste! 

We can even customize them for you to help you achieve the vision you have in mind, just like what our client Ms. Kristina Wood used!

White and gray risers

White and gray risers

If you’re fond of the grayscale tone but aren’t as much a fan of striking black, gray on white is a timeless, elegant combination that looks good just about anywhere. 

Any tone of gray looks good anywhere — and even goes with a whole combination of shades. You could try matching it against paler gray tile for your treads and walls, or go for bolder, or wider varieties of shades for some variety. 

Like our friends at Espasyo, you can opt for semi-outdoor staircases with lighter-colored treads, and grayscale options from our catalog as risers.

Wooden nosing tiles and assorted risers

Wooden nosing tiles and assorted risers

Finally, you could follow the style of wooden nosing tiles with assorted tile risers! For some inspo, check out this photo above (credits: @kristinedecember) and go fully modern and showcase multiple designs with diverse risers. 

No need for a theme, color scheme, or pattern—just go with your heart’s desire! You can still tie it all up with wooden nosing, which adds an elegant finishing touch to your staircase.

Key Takeaway

At Machuca Tile, we love seeing how you use our tiles and turn them into iconic parts of your home, building, or establishment. We love to see your creativity and unique play of colors, lines, and shapes and are thrilled to know that our tiles made your design ideas possible.

Tag us on Instagram the next time you share a photo of our Machuca tiles used in your spaces! If you’re in the market for tile stair nosing or Machuca tile risers, browse our catalog for more tile designs and our gallery for more ideas! And if you’ve already got a plan in mind, contact us today for a quote!