The Tile Room is where you can find a wide selection of designer tile at outlet prices for your kitchen and bath projects. In-stock and custom options range in colors, sizes, price-point and availability, accommodating the budget and scope of any home design project, no matter how big or small. Visit one of our four Tile Room locations to browse in-stock tile selections, work with a tile expert to pick the right style for your project, and purchase your tile for in-store pick up or home delivery.
Made from baked clay and other natural resources. It’s a highly durable, slip resistant, tile with many color options. Works in virtually any room.
Made from a clay baked at high temperatures and given a glaze that seals it. This tile is durable, water-resistant, and low maintenance.
Made of pieces of varying size, color and material, formed into a pattern with a mesh backing. Popularly used in bathrooms and kitchens.
Made from vinyl and comes in many colors and styles. It is durable, good for areas with heavy foot traffic, very cost- effective, and low maintenance.
Glass tile comes in different styles such as subway tile and mosaics. Can be opaque or reflective, is easy to clean, and doesn’t absorb water.
Wood-look tile comes in many sizes, styles and wood tones. It looks and feels like wood, but it will never splinter or warp. Perfect for any room.
This style of tile is made of porcelain but designed to look like textured fabric. Fabric tiles come in a variety of patterns, colors, and styles.
Made from various kinds of metal. These tiles are durable, versatile, and stylish, with many finish options. Often used in kitchen backsplashes.
Made from marble, limestone, travertine, or sandstone. Find different colors, textures, and compositions for a look that is both durable and beautiful.
Made from ground minerals or clay baked at very high temperatures. This tile is hard, impervious and usually red, brown, gray, or tan in color.
Made from cement. A slip resistant choice for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Stylish and durable, perfect for modern-style homes.
Made from stone or porcelain. Available in a variety of colors, textures, shapes, and designs that greatly enhance the beauty of an outdoor space.
We welcome you to click below to explore each of our tile vendors’ websites to see all of the tile options and styles that are available. We have many of these tile options in-stock at our showrooms and we can special order any tile for you that we don’t have in-stock.
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Measuring your space is important so you can figure out exactly how much tile you'll need to purchase. Ask an associate how to measure if you need help!
When do you want to start and complete your project by? Is it a strict or flexible schedule? This is important to keep in mind as lead times may vary.
How much are you willing to spend on your whole project? Knowing that up front will help us guide you to tile options that fit your style and budget.
It is helpful to come in with an idea of tile styles and materials that you like. Find inspiration photos online and bring them with you to the showroom.
You can browse our tile selections on your own if you want, or you can work with one of our tile experts. They will help you find tile that best fits your project.
Pick out tile that fits your style and budget. We'll guide you to the proper tile amount needed, but you'll need to confirm this with your contractor.
Grout and mortar are an integral part of completing your tile project. We have many options that you can purchase with your tile if you choose.
A team member will help ring you up and give you information on lead times for non-stock tile. You'll select either in-store pickup or delivery at this stage.
If you’re working on a larger project, head on over to the main showroom area to pick out anything else you need like plumbing, hardware, and accessories.
We'll give you a call when your tile selection is at the showroom and ready for you to use! You can either pick it up in person or request a delivery.
Carefully unpack and inspect your tile. If you’re installing the tile yourself, make sure you have all the tools you need. Otherwise a contractor can get the job done.
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Some tile styles lend themselves to certain spaces better than others. Explore different combinations and discover a style of tile you like. Feel free to show any reference photos you like to a Tile Room team member.
After you complete your rough plumbing and electric, and before you pick out anything else! Tile is the basis of your space and it should be picked out first so you can make sure everything else matches cohesively. You always want to start with picking out and installing floor/wall tile first. Then you can move on to trim plumbing, trim electrical and lighting, then faucets, hardware, and larger items like shower doors and shower heads, toilets, vanities, sinks, etc.
The majority of our tile is priced by the box, with the exception of mosaic tiles, which are priced by the piece. You’ll need to the know the complete square footage of your space in order to know exactly how much tile you will need to purchase. You will also need to factor in waste caused by cutting tiles to fit the space.
In-stock tile can be available for same day pick up. Special order tile will take anywhere from 7-10 business days before it can be shipped or picked up.
This depends on a couple of factors like your level of experience, the shape of your space, and the type of tile you are using. It’s easy to lay tile, but it’s difficult to do it well. If you’re striving for perfection, or if your space has challenging crevices and hard to reach areas, then it may be easier to work with a contractor. Certain tiles, like ceramic, vinyl, wood-look, and quick click tiles are fairly easy to install yourself. Other tiles like porcelain, natural stone, and glass can be more challenging to cut and may require a bit more experience or a contractor to install them. If you’re curious about your specific tile, please ask a team member.
Much of your decision comes down to the color, style, and look that you are going for. However, aesthetics aren’t the only factor you should take into account. There are certain kinds of tile that work better in some spaces than others. Tile is categorized by hardness and foot traffic durability, otherwise known as a PEI rating. This rating ranges from 1 to 5, with 1 receiving no foot traffic (like wall tile), and 5 receiving heavy foot traffic where you’ll need more durable tile. You also want to take into account slip resistance and water absorption rates of your tile, especially when picking options for bathrooms and outdoor spaces.
KITCHENS - Kitchens see high foot traffic, so they require more durable floor tile with a higher PEI rating, like a level 3. Popular kitchen floor tile options are ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, vinyl, and wood-look. Another popular location for tile in a kitchen is the backsplash. Using decorative or colorful tile here can really make your space pop. Commonly used tile for backsplashes include porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, glass (like subway tile), mosaic, and metal.
BATHROOMS - Bathrooms see less foot traffic than kitchens, so you can choose floor tile with a lower PEI rating, like a level 2. For shower and floor tile, you’ll want to choose a more slip resistant option. Since full baths (bathrooms with a shower or tub) are high moisture spaces, you’ll need to choose tile with low absorption rates. For example, ceramic and porcelain tile are very similar, but ceramic absorbs water, while porcelain doesn’t, so you’ll want to choose porcelain for full baths. If you are tiling a half bath (bathroom with no shower or tub), then you do not have to worry as much about moisture. Commonly used tile types for bathrooms are porcelain, ceramic, glass, mosaic, natural stone, vinyl flooring, and wood-look flooring.
OUTDOOR - Since outdoor tiles are constantly exposed to the elements, you’ll need to choose durable, non-porous, slip-resistant options for your deck or patio. Outdoor porcelain tiles are great durable options that will not absorb water or crack in extreme weather. Natural stone tiles are also a stylish and durable outdoor option. Remember, if you use polished stone it will be more slippery when wet, whereas unpolished natural stone tiles are more slip resistant. For those living in warm weather climates, cement is also a good outdoor option. However, if you live in a climate that sees freezing temperatures in the winter, we advise against cement as it may crack over time from the constant freezing and thawing.
Grout, mortar and trim can all make or break your look. Learn more about each below. You can purchase these from Studio41 along with your tile selection.
GROUT - A paste that comes in nearly every color that fills the spaces between your tile. Grout keeps water out and is often used as a design element to tie the space together and ensure a clean finished look. Sanded grouts are best for larger grout lines while unsanded grouts are best for spaces smaller than 1/8”.
MORTAR - A mixture of lime with cement, sand, and water, used to attach tile to a surface. You’ll need this to make sure all your tiles stay in place.
TRIM - Trim goes along the edges of a tiled area and where tiles meet walls or go around corners. It makes the appearance professional and polished, and it also helps protect the tiles. Without trim, the edge of a tile is exposed. Many of our manufacturers make matching trim for their tiles.
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