With a wide selection of colors, textures, and sizes in rustic, refined, and casual looks, ceramic tile is perfect for all kinds of interior applications.
Porcelain is one of the hardest-working tile options out there—its dense material is highly water resistant and withstands exposure to freezing and thawing.
Get inspired with fashionable patterns, mosaics, and varied textures like glass, stone, and metal. Or mix and match to create your own look.
Use your largest areas of color—walls, furniture, and cabinetry—to inform your color choice. For a subtle look, match floor and wall colors or keep them in the same color family. Contrasting colors, like light walls and dark floors, create a more visual impact.
Shade variation is the amount of color and tonal change within each tile and between multiple tiles. Low shade variation levels have a more uniform appearance, with few differences in shade. High shade variation levels have more contrast within and between tiles.
The tile size you choose will work best in proportion to the size of the room. While smaller tiles help small rooms feel less constricted, larger tiles keep big areas from feeling overwhelming.
Like tile size, patterns work best when used in proportion to the room. A rule of thumb: if you can’t repeat the pattern at least four times in a room, choose a smaller pattern or tile size.
Prepare the surface: repair, patch, and level any damaged or uneven areas. Make sure your surface is clean, smooth, and dry.
Remove any molding, trim, or appliances that may interfere with tile installation.
When applying adhesive, be sure to only mix enough to use within 30 minutes to prevent overdrying.
A high-quality floor mat at entrances and exits can prevent corrosive debris from being tracked in. Mats over frequent standing areas (like a kitchen sink) can help reduce tile wear.