11 Tile Choices To Add Drama To Your Home

Playful patterns, tantalizing textures, a compendium of colors — today’s tile products offer more options than ever before.


1. Harness some flower power

Artistic Tile’s Dark Cherry Dizzy Plum Mosaic glass tile features Japanese cherry blossoms on a background of plum glass. (ArtisticTile.com or find it in New Jersey at Artistic Tile showrooms in Paramus and Shrewsbury.)

2. Shape up your style

The Linen ceramic tile collection from Lunada Bay Tile now features a new 4-inch hexagon tile and new 4¾-by-9½-inch tiles, both available in six colors in three-dimensional woven graphic design that brings the textured pattern to life. (LunadaBayTile.com or find it in New Jersey at Avalon Flooring in Ocean or Manalapan or Wayne Tile Co. locations.)

3. Explore a wide array of choices

Walker Zanger’s 6th Avenue collection of ceramic tile comes in a variety of classic styles and over 100 colors. (WalkerZanger.com or find it in New Jersey at A Step in Stone in Hopewell, Magnificent Marble & Tile in Howell or Garden State Tile locations.)

4. Get a taste of the divine

Divinium from Daltile is available in a glazed porcelain floor tile and glazed ceramic wall and mosaic collections. Various sizes and shades allow you to customize your design. (Daltile.com or find it in New Jersey at Worldwide Wholesale Floor Coverings locations, HM Tile Installations LLC in Linden or the Daltile Showroom & Design Studio in Cranbury.)

5. Be ahead of the curve

Airslate Graphite slate tile from Porcelanosa (on walls) is offered in large sizes with minimal thickness, which allows the pieces to be flexible and light and suitable for installation in curved areas with a radius of up to 35 cm. (Porcelanosa.com or find it in New Jersey at Tile Lab in Bridgewater or at the Porcelanosa showroom in East Brunswick.)

6. Make a splash

The Aqua Verre Collection of glass tile from Ann Sacks is suitable for use in wet areas. It’s available in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes. (AnnSacks.com)

7. Add some fun to your floors

Balloonacy, a waterjet mosaic tile, is part of New Ravenna’s Kiddo collection. It’s shown in Thassos and Nero Marquina and is also available in a combination of vivid colors. (NewRavenna.com or find it New Jersey at Mediterranean Tile showrooms in Bernardsville and Fairfield or at Virtue Tile in Summit.)

8. Go for earth tones

Terra Mattone, part of Exquisite Surfaces’ Terra Collection of porcelain tile, is crafted with tones and textures of nature in mind. Tile, brick and cobblestone formats are available in a range of slip-resistant surface finishes. (XSurfaces.com)

9. Go your own way

ZigZag marble tile from Arizona Tile features a combination of straight and angled pieces that give the illusion of a cascading waterfall. (ArizonaTile.com)

10. Add a tactile touch to your decor

 Rhyme and Reason glazed ceramic tile from Marazzi features a unique textured surface that adds depth and interest to your wall. (MarazziUSA.com or find it in New Jersey at the Marazzi Showroom & Design Studio in Cranbury or at Avalon Flooring locations.)

11. Bring geometric interest

The Mutina Jali Collection of glazed ceramic tile from Stone Source features 3-dimensional pieces that work stacked horizontally, vertically or on their sides. (StoneSource.com)