Tile is a popular flooring choice both indoor and outdoor for many homes. Tile offers a certain look, functionality, and durability that many home owners seek. There are several other applications for tile other than flooring. Kitchen backsplashes, bathroom walls, countertops (kitchen and bathroom), and bathtub and shower walls are a few examples of other uses for tile other than flooring.
There is a diversity of tile options as well as a mixture of textures and finishes for each tile option. Each type of tile has advantages and disadvantages depending on the intended use and application of the tile option.
This page has general information regarding each tile option. The following types of tile are discussed: