This kitchen island puts the versatility of ceramic tile on full display. Beyond the usefulness of having waterproof, low-maintenance, and easy-to-clean surfaces in the kitchen, tile makes up the majority of the aesthetic here. The backsplash and island are the most obvious uses of tile, both of which are designed to resist wear and tear while also adding depth and color to the room. But the floor and island itself are made with marble-look tile, a more functional alternative to using real marble in what is typically a high-traffic area.