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18 Types of Tile to Use in Your Home

From gorgeous marble to peel-and-stick options for renters.

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When it comes to selecting tiles for your home, there's a variety of material and manufacturing options: natural stone, granite, limestone, marble, sandstone, and many more. This makes them especially versatile. (Plus, there are endless colors and patterns!) Whether you’re looking for the right option for your bathroom floor or something that works best in a kitchen, there’s a tile out there for you. We’ve curated options for different types of tiles to beautify your flooring, countertops, and backsplash.

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1 Italian Terrazzo
Medley Green Rock Natural

There's nothing more classic than Venetian terrazzo tile. This one, Medley Green Rock Natural, merges graphics and colors beautifully to reveal a visually-appealing contemporary look. The  Medley collection has three options: Classic, Rock, and Pop.

2 American-Made Terrazzo
Painted Sands in Deco Sol

Inspired by the desert, the Painted Sands collection from Livden is colorful, fun, and vibrant—guaranteed to bring joy to any room. The Florida-made material is composed of recycled Polar Ice Terrazzo, with a half moon design on the Deco Sol piece reminiscent of summer sun-rays.

3 Cambria Quartz

Cambria Quartz in Ivybridge is perfect for your kitchen countertops and other applicable surfaces. The Ivybridge features dainty dark teal veins with hints of gold shimmer against a white background.

4 Glazed and Hand-Painted
Highline J

The Highline collection utilizes raised graphic design that can be subtle or more defined based on the glaze chosen. The tiles can be customized using the Colorfill technique (colors shown are Gray, Twig, and Olive).

5 Formica Terrazzo
Dalamata Terrazzo

If you are looking for a surface that is modern, durable, and adaptable, look no further than Formica. The Dalmata Terrazzo Matrix, available for both commercial and residential use, can be used for countertops, sinks, and shower surrounds.

6 Caesarstone

The Caesarstone Arabetto is a beautiful, complex option for your kitchen countertops and backsplashes. The tile can also be used on home furniture, like tables and side tables.

7 Handmade Ceramic
Saguaro Rainbow

The Saguaro Rainbow tile reimagines the great work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This artisanal tile will make the perfect centerpiece for your next design landscape.

8 Silestone
Sunlit Days in Arcilla Red

Available in five earthy colors inspired by the Mediterranean, the Sunlit Days collection is also carbon-neutral, making it a great sustainable option.

9 Mosaics
Koros Mosaics

Koros Mosaics displays a handcrafted geometric design that draws inspiration from the African weaving technique of mud cloth. The stone designs are laid using small marble stones, making it a lovely backsplash for a bathroom or kitchen.

10 Geometric Sets
Fornace Brioni Variegato + Cotto Bianco

For flooring inspired by the gardens and grottos of Italy, the Fornace Brioni collection features dynamic geometric shapes made by hand from artisan-crafted molds. The two tile pairing includes one cotto bianco and one cotto variegato.  

11 Wilsonart Quartz
Wilsonart Quartz in Calcatta

This classic Calacatta marble design in engineered Quartz featuring soft grey wide veins and a vibrant white backdrop serves as a great addition for your kitchen or bathroom interiors. It doesn't require sealing and is non-porous. 

12 Slate
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Montauk Slate Field Tile

With more surface texture than the other natural stones, slate is a great choice for wet areas where you may need slip resistance. But as a natural stone, it does require some maintenance, like regularly sealing its surface. It’s also prone to cracks, given its natural composition.

13 Granite
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Galaxy Black Polished Tile

Of the types of natural stone that are made into tiles, granite is one of the strongest out there, and one of the easiest to maintain. As such, it’s perfect for high-traffic areas, wet areas, or really any area you’d want to put tile. 

14 White Marble
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Casa Antica Ocean White Marble Tile

One of the most elegant natural stones out there, marble provides a classy look no matter where you install it. But while it’s a very pretty and highly durable stone, it’s porous, meaning it requires a bit of maintenance to keep clean—and it can scratch and stain easily.

15 Patterned Ceramic
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EliteTile Revive Ceramic Field Tile

Ceramic tiles allow for the most creativity, given that they can be customized with countless colors, patterns, shapes, and textures—some are even designed to look like wood. They’re more cost-effective than natural stone and just as durable.

16 Glass Mosaic
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Glass Sky Blue Blend Stria Mosaic Tile

While you won’t find large glass tiles on the floor, you might find glass mosaics. They’re particularly great in bathrooms, as glass is naturally water-resistant, plus the grout between each individual tile creates friction for a no-slip grip.

17 Vinyl
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WallPops! Fontaine Peel and Stick Vinyl Tile

You can also go the synthetic route with your tiles by choosing vinyl. Vinyl tiles are flexible—in terms of both the material and the colors it can come in—making them feel softer underfoot than natural stone or ceramic. But they’re not particularly water-resistant, so keep them away from your bathroom. Vinyl tiles also come in peel-and-stick versions if you’re just looking for a decorative flooring option.

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