New tile can bring your kitchen floor to life with an range of colors, finishes, shapes and sizes. Ceramic and porcelain tile offer exceptional durability for high-traffic zones-making it ideal for the kitchen-while marble, slate, travertine and other stone tiles provide more choices to match your design vision.
Customize Your Look and Feel with Tile
Search for the perfect complement to your cabinets, countertops and furniture with an endless selection of kitchen floor tile designs. You’ll find shapes from squares and rectangles to hexagons and octagons, in a full range of colors and textures. Subway tile is ideal for placing in a brickwork arrangement, and there are even tile options to deck your floor out in a herringbone or basketweave pattern.
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.