Man Made Materials

Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile that is fired at a higher temperature than standard ceramic, making it denser and less porous.

Porcelain

Ceramic

A mix of clay, minerals, and water, ceramic tiles are fired at high temperatures. Glazed styles are then treated with a liquid glass coating and fired again, creating a hard, stain- and scratch-resistant surface. Unglazed tiles are sometimes referred to as “quarry” tiles.

Imperial Bianco Gloss Long Side Bullnose Ceramic Subway Tile - 3 x 6 in.

Imperial Bianco Gloss Long Side Bullnose Ceramic Subway Tile - 3 x 6 in.

Glass

Thin pieces of glass sold individually or as a mosaic, sometimes with other types of tile, on a mesh backing.

Stainless Steel