SELECTING WALL TILE

Tile is an excellent addition to your shower walls, backsplashes, or even standing alone as a statement wall. Wall tile adds depth, character, and dimension to your space, not to mention protecting the surface.

Wall tile is virtually worry-free, especially when compared to other options like paint and wallpaper. Let us help you find the perfect tile for all the walls in your space.

Pro Tip: Prepare your surface properly before placing wall tile. This ensures success and avoids future problems, such as moisture behind your tile or cracking due to an uneven surface.

WHAT IS THE BEST WALL TILE?

Wall tile is available in porcelain, ceramic, glass, stone, and more. As a vertical surface, foot traffic and slip resistance are not concerns, which means you can choose from almost any material, size, shape, or texture. So “the best” wall tile is subjective.

Many argue ceramic is the best wall tile. It is water, stain, heat, and scratch resistant and can easily withstand the demands of the kitchen backsplash, bathroom backsplash, or shower. Ceramic tile is the most cost efficient, is easy to cut, and comes in a plethora of eye-popping colors and textures.

Waterproof and extremely durable, porcelain is also an excellent choice – especially for walls that require extra protection, such as high traffic areas or outdoor applications.

Luxurious natural stone is the best choice for return on investment as stone offers the largest increase in resale value.

BACKSPLASH WALL TILE

The kitchen and bathroom backsplash is as much a statement of style as it is a protection for the wall.

Ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone wall tiles offer an endless variety of beautiful mosaic backsplash options.

Natural stone, quartz, and extra-large format porcelain provide slab options for a contemporary seamless backsplash.

Glass and metal mosaics are chic and eye-catching.

Glass, ceramic, and porcelain are easy to clean and can be installed in less than a day. Natural stone mosaics cost more and require a little more care than other materials, but with regular sealing and a little extra effort, a natural stone backsplash can last a lifetime.

While all materials offer luxurious style, natural stone is mined so each one is completely unique. Coupled with its propensity to increase resale value, natural stone backsplashes are rising in popularity.

SHOWER WALL TILE

Because the shower is always wet, plans for the shower wall should garner some special attention. As a vertical surface, shower wall tile doesn’t have standing water or foot traffic as considerations but should be able to withstand daily moisture and regular cleaning. For these reasons, and so many more, tile is the best choice for the shower wall.

We recommend ceramic and porcelain for the shower wall, as they are the most water-resistant, durable, and easy to clean. Natural stone for the shower is growing in demand and is an exquisite choice, but it does require sealing before use, resealing annually, and cleaners designed for natural stone.

Shower wall tile requires proper moisture barriers or backer board to ensure the installation stays watertight. Visit our installation guide to learn more about shower tile installation.

PEEL & STICK WALL TILE / GROUTLESS WALL TILE

Installing wall tile just got easier with peel & stick and groutless technology now available from Daltile!

The perfect choice for DIYers, they install quickly and easily.

Far from being run-of-the-mill, these stylish mosaics aren’t just simple to install, they look custom and professional.

Transform your wall in an afternoon with our grout-free Minute Mosaix™ natural stone mosaic collection, or peel & stick SimplyStick Mosaix™ natural stone and glass collection. Your walls (and back) will thank you.

INDOOR TO OUTDOOR

Wall tile intended to withstand the elements is essential in designs that seamlessly move from the indoors to the outdoors.

Daltile’s Verticals™ Wall Complements from the Xteriors™ collection does just that. This wall tile is the perfect place to start for obtaining beautiful outdoor facades, fireplaces, kitchens, barbecues, patios, and more.

In stone, brick, wood, and classic looks, your options include everything from well-appointed mosaics to seamless slabs and every size in between. Available in natural cleft stacked stone or stone look, wood look, and concrete look porcelain.

Water-resistant, heat-resistant, and UV-resistant, each series in the Verticals™ line is equipped with the capability to stand up to extreme conditions – including heavy moisture, freeze-thaw cycles, and blistering summer temps. Plus, they look incredible while doing it.

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