Varieties of tile and stone exist to suit every taste and budget. A sense of luxury, culture and character is achieved with the use of tile and stone. The purely functional is transformed into the beautiful, using plain, glossy, or patterned porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal, limestone and dozens of other styles.

Glass Tile

Glass tiles are available as both field tiles and accent tiles. Their popularity has increased by leaps and bounds due to the rainbow of colors, shapes, finishes and sizes available. Their ability to reflect light adds interest to any installation, and glass compliments many different tiles and stones. Glass subway tile adds a modern flair to a traditional look, while glass and stone mosaics blend with a variety of home designs.

Metals

Metal tiles may be made of solid metal or as a composite and may be polished or rustic in texture. Often used as an accent, metal tiles can add elegance and uniqueness to your design. Most are approved for use in wet areas and some are rated for use in floors. Metal tiles are available in oil-rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, pewter, copper and many other finishes, so they can be coordinated to match plumbing fixtures if desired.

Mosaics

Mosaics consist of small pieces of colored stone, tile, glass, metal and other materials to create decorative designs and accents. They usually have a mesh backing to ease installation and may be sold in a strip with a specific pattern (also called a listello) or in a square foot that can be cut to the desired size. Often used in conjunction with plain field tile, mosaics can add style and color to your tile project.