Whether earthen and rugged or coll high-gloss, tile is seen more than ever on walls, countertops, backsplashes, and floors in limitless fashion.

Design considerations
COLOR  Ceramic tile naturally varies in color, texture, and tone between individual tiles.

SHAPES AND TEXTURES  Include subtle, tone-on-tone designs that mimic fabric finishes like damask.  Multiple listellos (narrow borders) can be stacked horizontally to imitate stone, or vertically to accentuate an arch or other architectural detail.  Molded, three-dimensional tiles in small and larger formats create texture and pattern when used with companion tow-dimensional pieces - especially dramatic in subtle white-on-white or gray-on-gray installations. 

Why Ceramic:
PROS:  Long-lasting and low-maintenance, ceramic stands up to high traffic, making it a great investment.  Can increase home value.

CONS:  Hard, unforgiving surface may be perceived as 'cold'.

Where Can I Use Ceramic?
Ceramic tile is appropriate anywhere in the house, indoors or out, at, below, or above grade level.  Besides floors and walls, additional uses are balconies, patios, backsplashes, and countertops. 

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