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What Are the Best Tiles for the Kitchen?

Posted on: June 23, 2014

Best Kitchen Tiles

Are you planning on using tiles in your new kitchen design? Whether it’s for the floor, backsplash, or countertop, tiles can help enhance the overall aesthetic of the space. Depending on the tile, you can create a charming, rustic feel or a modern look. With so many designs available from this New Jersey Kitchen tile for your home website, creating the look that you want in your kitchen with tiles should prove easy.

But there are so many different types of tiles-which ones are the best for use in the kitchen?

Best Kitchen Tiles

In reality, there is no “best” kitchen tile. It all depends on:

  • Where you’re using the tiles
  • The look you’re trying to achieve
  • Your priorities


For the flooring, many kitchens have hardwood or porcelain tiles that resemble wood. Narrow planks can complement modern spaces. Glass tiles are often used for backsplashes-mosaic is a popular pattern. Keep in mind, though, that colorful and more complex backsplash designs look better with solid counters. While ceramic tiles were sometimes used for countertops in older kitchens, they can crack easily and aren’t recommended. It’s best to stick with stone like granite, quartz, or marble for these surfaces and use ceramic tiles as a more affordable backsplash option.

Your Goal

What look are you trying to achieve with your tiles? Ceramic can help create a cozy, country cottage feel, especially when combined with warm tones like pale yellow and blue. Glass or metal tiles-like in a backsplash-can modernize any kitchen.

Your Priorities

As you begin to think about your new kitchen design, think about your priorities. What do you care about? Maintenance? Beauty? Durability? Ceramic is durable but is more prone to cracking and chipping. Talk to your kitchen design team-they will be able to help you determine the right materials based on not only your design tastes but also your lifestyle and priorities.

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