Tile Basics Selecting the Right Tile for You and Your Project

Tile, in all its many forms and installation options, is a great way to put your personal stamp on a residential project. To ensure your tile installation is done properly and provides the aesthetic return on investment you are looking for, it important to understand the basics of this beautiful, versatile material.

Know how a tile can be used.

All tiles are designated for specific applications. You don’t want to go down a rabbit hole by falling in love with a particular tile only to learn that you cannot use it in the manner that you want.

For example, glass tiles are often used as accents in showers, tubs, spas and swimming pools. However, not all glass tiles are suited to the level of moisture you find in these environments. Similarly, some tiles are suited for both wall and floor installation while others may only be suitable for wall installation or floors. It is important to know how your selected tile can be used.