With an ever-expanding range of colors, finishes, shapes and sizes, new tile can bring your kitchen floor to life. Ceramic and porcelain tile offer exceptional durability for high-traffic zones—making it ideal for the kitchen—while marble, slate, travertine and other stone tile provides even more choices to match your design vision.
Choose tile with a gloss finish for a standout design statement, or go with a smooth-textured honed finish for better traction. Using natural stone, such as a travertine floor tile, can provide greater comfort underfoot, as well as a more forgiving landing spot for dropped glassware. In addition, Marazzi tile is available in designs that mimic hardwood, stone and other materials, meaning you can find just the right combination of function and form.
Lay Your Tile Right
Start by reading this guide so you can prepare a clean subfloor that provides support and stability for your tiles and prevents cracking. Once you’ve done that, you can plan your layout, apply thin-set mortar and begin learning how to lay the tile. Many of the tiles available are suitable for walls as well as flooring, so you can extend tile onto a backsplash, or other suitable wall surface. You might even think about creating accent pieces like a decorative tile doormat.