Because of advances in the manufacturing of ceramic tile, it can be made to fit different sizes to meet the design requirements of a home. This home, for example, uses longer, rectangular tiles to form a herringbone design. This breathes life into a room that is heavily based off grays and whites, and breaks the mold of what you might find with more traditional flooring options. Smaller tiles in assorted colors are also used in the kitchen’s backsplash. Ceramic tile is fireproof, so it’s a safe option to use behind an open-flame stove like the one in this kitchen.