Notable Tile Installations

Ceramic tile—from around the world and through the ages—inspires design with beauty and versatility.

Nebraska State Capitol

An architect, philosopher, tile designer, and sculptor teamed up for this design that reflects themes and history of the state.

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Union Terminal

The interior art commission for this train terminal was one of the largest of the post-depression era.

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Guardian Building

The vivid colors used in this Art Deco landmark are meant to convey that color has power.

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Bridgemarket

Guastavino's distinctive tile arch system uses self-supporting arches with ceramic tiles.

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Lincoln Steps

From a distance, visitors can see a very different view of this elaborate Beaux Arts stairway.

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Faces of Petaluma

A collection of self-portraits of local citizens in Petaluma City, California

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New York’s Old City Hall Subway Station

Learn where the ever-popular subway tile got its name.

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Notable Tile Installations

The time-tested durability of ceramic tile means we can continue to be inspired by tile installations dating back 4,000 years and extending to nearly every culture of the world.

The versatility of ceramic tile to be installed anywhere and in any climate means our most revered historical buildings, as well as icons of style eras and tourist attractions, employ treasured examples of tile craftsmanship and innovation.

Explore our history of tile for more background on tile innovations. Additional historical tile examples and information are also available from The Tile Heritage Foundation, an archival library dedicated to the preservation of ceramic surfaces and their history.

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