Ceramic tile is one of the most common types of tile found in the home because it’s suitable for many applications.
The appeal of porcelain comes from its ability to emulate natural stone, brick, or wood—and without any of the maintenance.Porcelain can even be used outdoors, as it will not freeze, fade, or crack.
The stain resistance of glass makes it a fantastic alternative to natural stone. Red wine and any acidic foods like lemon and vinegar are wiped up with ease without any permanent staining.
Cement tiles have been around since the 19th century and they’re currently experiencing a bit of a boon in modern interior design.
If you’re looking to add beauty to any kitchen or bath, laying down marble tiles immediately upgrades the space.
Mosaic tiles work best on wall applications when an accent is needed. I recommend using them sparingly.
Granite is a natural stone that has a similar look and feel to marble because of its natural flecks, though there are some notable differences.
To achieve a truly rustic style filled with natural tones, shades, and variation, lay down limestone tile. It delivers a natural appearance that’s almost reminiscent of ancient architecture and design. Durable but soft, limestone is also easy to shape and cut for specific patterns and placements.
Just like other natural stone tile types, it’s easily impacted by water, stains, and traction. For that reason, travertine tile requires extra maintenance and a once-a-decade resealing.
Since these tiles are fired at extremely high temperatures, they are naturally dense, nonporous, and water-resistant with an extremely low water absorption rate. They can be glazed or left in the natural finish.
Metal countertops offer superior durability and a chic and modern kitchen aesthetic.