How Do I Choose the Right Tile?


Daltile has a dazzling array of products for every room, every surface, and every style.
With so many choices, finding the perfect tile may seem daunting. We have gathered basic information to help you identify your leading options. However, your best resource are the professional interior designers at our Premier Dealers and showrooms. Samples and consultations are free!

Selecting Floor tile

Explore the different types of tile, variety of applications, and detailed information needed to make your best floor tile choice.

Renovated bathroom with black herringbone tile backsplash, vanity with dual sinks, black & white marble hexagon floor tile, and wet room with marble floor and wall tile.

Selecting Wall Tile

From large scale to mosaic and all the different options, delve into expert advice for selecting the ideal wall tile.
Closeup of blue geometric shower tile and wainscot tile behind a free-standing white bathtub with black faucet.

Ceramic Tile

Water & stain resistant
Easy to cut & install
Ideal for interior walls and flooring
Floor | Wall | Countertop

Porcelain Tile

Waterproof & stain proof
 Scratch & chip resistant
Great for almost any room or surface
Floor | Wall | Countertop | Outdoor

Glass tile

Waterproof & stain proof
Easy to clean - perfect for shower walls, pools, & kitchen backsplashes
Wall | Outdoor

Elegant bathroom with gray marble floor tile, marble & mirror wall tile in front of free-standing bathtub, and marble mosaic shower wall.

Natural Stone

Water, heat, stain & scratch resistant
Can last a lifetime with proper care
Sealing recommended
Floor | Wall | Countertop | Outdoor
Home theater with gray concrete floor tile, charcoal metallic look wall tile, wet bar with brass trapezoid mosaic backsplash, ivory quartz countertop, and stainless steel wine refrigerator.

Metal tile

Easy to install & maintain
Makes a stunning kitchen backsplash or feature wall
Floor | Wall | Countertop
Daltile showroom with workstation and loose tile samples, walls covered by tiled panels of different tiles and patterns.


Stain resistant
Easy to maintain
Superior slip resistance in wet conditions
Floor | Outdoor

Choosing the Right Tile for Your Project

Living room with wood-look porcelain tile floors, clean-lined cream furniture, and man, woman, and child playing together.

Residential Spaces

There are a few things you should be aware of before selecting tile for your home. For instance, as a rule, glazed floor tiles shouldn’t be used where water, oil or grease is consistently present. This may cause increased risk for slippage. Daltile also does not recommend glazed floor tiles on home exterior applications unless tiles are sufficiently protected from direct weather or are a textured tile. 



Commercial Spaces

Commercial spaces come with a slew of construction requirements. Selecting tile that meets these requirements is easy at Daltile. We test our tile for DCOF, breaking strength, and more, and we provide the results to you so you can make the best decisions. We always meet, and often exceed, ASTM standards but we encourage customers to have tile independently tested to determine if the product meets specific requirements.


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