Selecting Tile

Tips for Your Next Remodeling Project

Here is a list of points to consider when selecting tile:

  • Material
    • Ceramic
    • Quarry
    • Porcelain
    • Glass
    • Marble
    • Metal
  • Location
    • Floor
    • Shower
    • Shower Bench
    • Tub Surround
    • Walls
  • Pattern
    • Grid
    • Diagonal
    • Brick
    • Herringbone
    • Borders and accents.
    • Small touches upgrade simple tile.
    • Accent tiles can be used to introduce color.
  • Care and Cleaning
    • Sealers for porous tile.
    • Is the location a high traffic area?
    • Is the tile prone to scratching?
  • Grout
    • The smaller the tile, the more grout lines.
    • Grout is usually selected in a complementary color, however a contrasting color can be used as a design element.