- Stylish tile flooring
- Slip-resistant, waterproof bathroom tile
- Low-maintenance kitchen tile
Think for a moment about the use and abuse your floor withstands compared to your
I don’t know about you, but I don’t typically have midnight dance parties while blasting my favorite
hits on my walls.
Ceramic floor tiles are specially designed to hold up to the abuse of heavy foot traffic. They are less intricate, less delicate than many wall-only tile options.
Typically, for floor tile, you’ll want to go with a larger tile (large format tiles and wide planks are super in right now!) and a higher PEI Rating. We’ll discuss PEI Ratings more below.
Unless you are ridiculously skilled, you probably won’t be spending much time walking
over your wall tiles. These tiles require lower PEI Ratings (typically 1-2) and less durability
Wall tiles are often smaller and more decorative than traditional floor tiles. Large format tiles are a little trickier to install, and wall tile is often a more challenging installation already so we recommend keeping things small.
Since wall tiles are most commonly used in showers and water-prone areas, we recommend making sure your wall tile has a glazed finish.
Backsplash is technically a wall tile, but not all wall tiles are backsplash. The term
backsplash refers to a more compact area, typically above a stove or sink. That’s why it’s called
- it’s the backing that protects your wall from splashes from cooking, dishes, aggressive hand
while drinking wine, etc.
Traditionally, backsplash tiles will offer the most intricate designs. They are often intended to be a design focal point adding a little pizzazz in your space.