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.

TILE OPTIONS

BRANDS WE CARRY

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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FIND A TILE ROOM LOCATION

  • LOGAN SQUARE

    2500 N. PULASKI ROAD,
    CHICAGO, IL 60639

    (773) 276-5800

    Monday - Friday: 7am-5pm
    Saturday: 7am-4pm
    Sunday: Closed

  • PALATINE

    1410 W. NORTHWEST HIGHWAY,
    PALATINE, IL 60067

    (847) 813-1420

    Monday - Friday: 9am-6pm
    Saturday: 10am-4pm
    Sunday: Closed

  • HIGHLAND PARK

    3160 SKOKIE VALLEY ROAD,
    HIGHLAND PARK, IL 60035

    (847) 266-1900

    Monday - Friday: 9am-6pm
    Saturday: 10am-4pm
    Sunday: Closed

  • NAPERVILLE

    1320 N. ROUTE 59, SUITE 146,
    NAPERVILLE, IL 60563

    (630) 357-1320

    Monday - Friday: 9am-6pm
    Saturday: 10am-4pm
    Sunday: Closed

  • KSS - RIVER NORTH

    322 W. HUBBARD STREET,
    CHICAGO, IL 60654

    (312) 755-2510

    Monday - Friday: 9am-6pm
    Saturday: 10am-4pm
    Sunday: Closed

OUR PROCESS

BEFORE YOU COME IN:

  • MEASURE YOUR SPACE

    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!

  • KNOW YOUR TIMELINE

    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.

  • HAVE A BUDGET IN MIND

    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.

  • FIND INSPIRATION PHOTOS

    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.

IN THE SHOWROOM:

  • WORK WITH A TEAM MEMBER

    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.

  • SELECT YOUR TILE

    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.

  • PICK OUT GROUT & MORTAR

    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.

  • CHECK OUT

    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.

AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER:

  • PROJECT NEXT STEPS

    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.

  • SHIPPING PROCESS

    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.

  • INSTALL YOUR TILE

    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.

  • SEND IN PROJECT PHOTOS

    It’s time to share your gorgeous new space with the world! Tag us on Instagram (@studio41_showroom) or Facebook. We love to see your projects!

TILE FAQ

WHEN SHOULD I PICK OUT TILE FOR MY PROJECT?

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.

HOW IS TILE PRICED?

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.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY TILE AFTER ORDERING?

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.

DO I NEED A CONTRACTOR TO INSTALL MY TILE OR CAN I DO IT MYSELF?

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.

WHAT KIND OF TILE I SHOULD USE FOR MY SPACE?

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.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GROUT, MORTAR, AND TRIM?

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.

Virtual Showroom Tour

Take a virtual tour of our showroom before you come in for a visit.

Rotate your View

Look around left to right, up & down, 360°

Use the arrows in the compass wheel in the bottom right corner of the virtual tour to rotate incrementally in any direction. Use the left and right arrows on your keyboard. Click and drag on the image with your mouse for a smooth panoramic view

Walk around the showroom.

Take steps forward, backwards, left & right

Click on one of the white chevron arrows overlaid in the center of the image; they will display all available directions to proceed. Use the up and down arrows on your keyboard to move forward and backwards.

Working on a project?

We're here to help. Our talented professional designers will consult with you, learn about your vision and lifestyle, and create a design specifically tailored to your taste and home. Learn more about our FREE kitchen design services.