Say goodbye to boring, allergy-inducing lobby carpet — ceramic tile is the new go-to option. This alternating white and gray herringbone pattern is much more interesting, and even has a carpet-like texture. Unlike carpet, however, tile has an impervious, fire-hardened surface that won’t trap allergens or bacteria, stain, get water damage, or give off smoke in case of a fire. Tile also contains no unhealthy chemicals and doesn’t show scratches, scrapes, or dents. With so much in ceramic tile’s favor, it’s easy to see why it’s becoming the standard for commercial applications of all kinds.