Ceramic tile comes in many forms, is incredibly versatile and adds a stunning look to any room in your home. You can use tile for your floor, walls, backsplashes and counters. Your options in tile are virtually endless! As far as formats go, there are tiny mosaics to 20-inch tiles or larger. There are geometric shapes to consider – squares, rectangles, diamonds and ovals! Textures to consider whether they are smooth, nubby and textured will add character to your tile and lastly, the finish can be matte, semi or high gloss!


Ceramic tile is very practical. Tile is basically an inert surface of fired (baked) clay, metal or stone. It’s easy to keep clean and tends to retard the growth of fungus, mold and mildew.


Selecting tile requires careful consideration because of the initial cost and the complexity of changing it. When you begin the selection process, you should first consider your lifestyle. Is it casual or formal?


The size of the ceramic tile will help determine the feeling of spaciousness. One trend, especially in larger homes, is fewer grout lines. This gives a more solid, less broken-up or separated look. You’ll find tiles in large formats such as 16” x16”, 18” x 18”, 20” x 20” and some are even 24” x 24”! There’s now a format called “rectified tile” which means that the tile is installed with no grout lines. This presents a sleek and modern look.


Your ceramic tile floor can be a focal point or a backdrop. Whatever you choose, it’s an architectural statement that will last for years.