Different Types of Tile For Your Project

March 01, 2022 2 min read

Different Types of Tile For Your Project

A gleaming wall or floor of high-quality tile can provide an added level of elegance to any room. Beyond elegance, tile can also be one of the best materials you can use to reduce moisture damage or the accumulation of stains on your walls.

However, there are many different types of tile available, each complete with its own unique benefits, appearance, materials, and functions. This is why, regardless of whether you plan to get tile for your floor or wall (or both), if you want to make sure that you choose the best-possible tile for your next project, you should have an understanding of all the different options available to you first. To help you do that, below you can find the most common tile options you’re bound to come across.

Ceramic vs. Porcelain

Before choosing a style, you’ll often need to first decide whether you want your tiles to be made out of ceramic or porcelain. 

While they both offer similar benefits, porcelain’s less porous material makes it a better choice if you’re in need of water resistance, such as if you’re installing tile in your bathroom, for example. With either choice, you’ll receive walls or floors that are resistant to stains and easy to clean.

Plus, you can opt for additional features to make your tile more suitable for specific situations. For example, Daltile offers the option to pair your porcelain tile with StepWise™ slip-resistant technology to make your tile floors safer to walk on. This can be especially useful if you foresee children or older family members walking across your tile floors on a daily basis.

Tile Appearance

WIth your preferred tile material decided, the next step is to choose how you want your tile to look. In most cases, your options will be:

  • Wood 
  • Subway
  • Stone
  • Concrete 


This look, offered by brands like FLOFORM, is perfect for those looking for a more rustic appearance but with the durability and moisture-wicking ability of tile. So if you’ve always wanted wood floors in your bathroom but were held back by the fear of water damage, wood-style tiles could be the answer for your project!


If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, then you know this incredibly popular and versatile style. This look, which comes in all sorts of color combinations, is especially popular for bathrooms and kitchens. 


Have you ever taken a stone from the beach home with you simply because its appearance was so beautiful? Through a brand like Surface Art, for example, you can outfit your floors and walls with tiles portraying this same type of natural beauty.


Bridging the gap perfectly between rustic and modern is the concrete look. This look is perfect for those wanting the appearance of aged concrete walls and sleek concrete floors found in startup offices and art installations across the world, but with the durability and easy maintenance of tile.

Speak With A Professional

Regardless of the type of project you’re pursuing, choosing the right tile starts with understanding the material and appearance options available to you. To learn more about high-end tiles, which types to prioritize for your next project, and how to enlist the help of professionals to install your chosen tiles inside of your home, visit us today.

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