Tile 101: Varieties of Tile Styles



Date Posted: 01/04/2021


Whether you’re shopping for a design project now, or just planning your design for the future, it’s important to understand the different varieties of tile available. Not every tile works for every job and some offer more durability than others. Below, we give you a simple breakdown of several popular tile materials to ease your next tile browsing experience.


Porcelain tile is made from clay that is baked at very high temperatures and then given a glazed seal.

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Ceramic tiles are made from baked clay and known for their vast array of color options and durability.

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Waterjet tile has a stone base and sometimes includes metal inlays such as steel, brass, or mirrored elements.

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Mosaic tile consists of varying pieces, finishes, and materials with a mesh backing holding it together.

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Natural Stone

Natural stone tile, usually made from marble, limestone, or sandstone, is an elegant and luxurious option of tile with natural veins and patterns.

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Glass tile comes in a variety of shapes from subway tile mosaics, coming in reflective or opaque options.

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Surfaces PCB offers a wide variety of styles, colors, materials from high-end vendors of tile for your design project. Whether you’re in the market to create the perfect kitchen backsplash, or master bathroom accent wall, we can help you bring your vision to life.

Contact us today to schedule a design consultation!

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