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.

Marble Tile

Marble is a metamorphic stone with distinct veining throughout, resulting in unique and interesting patterns. Carrara marble is the best known with its white background and grey veins, but marble exists in nearly every color of the rainbow. Onyx is formed from a process of crystallization and is considered part of the marble category. Both marble and onyx are vulnerable to acids that can etch the stone, so use should be considered carefully. Marble tiles come in many sizes and finishes, including tumbled, honed and polished.

Granite Tile

Granite is a natural igneous stone which is one of the hardest natural products available. It contains several minerals and resists abrasion and scratching. It is fabricated in slabs as well as tiles and is a good product for countertops, floors and walls. It comes in many beautiful colors and a variety of patterns. It is usually polished but can also be leathered, flamed or honed.

Limestone Tile

Limestone is a sedimentary natural stone that is marine in origin, which means that it contains many microscopic fossils such as those found in seashells. It typically comes in soft colors such as creams, greens, greys and golds and is made in slabs and also as tile. It is usually honed, which gives it a smooth matte finish and velvety touch. It has many applications but is softer than granite and so requires more care to prevent stains and scratches.

Slate Tile

Slate is a natural stone,metamorphic in origin. It is a soft stone usually found in darker colors, with wide variation from piece to piece. One of its characteristics is clefting, which means it splits into thin sheets, even after installation, so this should be considered when using slate. Popular uses include floors, walls and fireplaces. Gauged slate are tiles that have been calibrated to a more uniform thickness; however, some variation will remain.

Travertine Tile

Travertine is a calcium-based, sedimentary stone which is distinctive for its natural pores. They are formed by carbon dioxide gas bubbling up through the stone before it was hardened, resulting in its "holey" texture. Tumbled travertine will retain its rough texture, while filled and  honed travertine will have the holes filled in and smoothed out. It is usually quarried in Italy, Mexico and Turkey and is very popular,but it is a soft stone that requires extra care and maintenance and may not be well suited for heavy use areas. 

Quartzite

Quartzite is a metamorphic quartz sandstone with interlocking grains. Its rough texture and freeze- thaw resistance make it a good choice for outdoor projects. It varies in color from piece to piece and includes gold, gray, pink, soft blue and green, and tan in its palette. It's available in several sizes and also as mosaics and ledger stone.