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A Quick Guide to Common Tile Terms

When it comes to tiling, there is a lot of terminology that can be confusing for beginners. Here is a quick guide to some of the most common tile terms to help you get started.

Tile Size

One of the first things you need to decide when choosing tiles is the size. Tiles are typically measured in width and length, and are available in a range of sizes from small mosaic tiles to large format tiles.

Tile Finish

The finish of a tile can have a big impact on the overall look of your space. There are a few different tile finishes to choose from including glossy, matte, and textured.

Tile Edge

The edge of a tile is the visible edge that is exposed when the tile is installed. There are a few different tile edge options to choose from including square, beveled, and rounded.

Tile Pattern

The tile pattern is the way the tiles are arranged on the floor or wall. There are a few different tile patterns to choose from including straight, diagonal, herringbone, and chevron.

Now that you know a little more about tile terminology, you can start shopping for tiles with confidence!




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