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Tile Terms, Definitions, Tips & More

Here’s a list of assets we’ve compiled to make your tile selection and design process easier and more enjoyable. You’ll find much of this information sprinkled throughout our site, but we thought it might be easier if you had everything here in one easy-to-access location as you go through your design process.

Find yourself needing something that’s just not here? Please reach out and let us know through our Contact form. While we can’t help you decide whether what you’re feeling is Rococo or Art Deco, we can give you all the backup you need to know that no matter your needs, tile’s got you covered.


  • A list of common terms and definitions used in the tile industry
  • First, don’t miss our exclusive WhyTile.Com Field Guide to Tile! See the bottom of this page – and each page on this site – to send along your details, then download your free copy.
  • You’ll also want our Designing Minds Tile Schematics download, located in the Style section. It’s a unique blend of exciting patterns to consider for your space, that you can then color for relaxation after a long spree of tile-centric retail therapy.
  • On the Easy Care page, you’ll find our Top Tile Tips download…in fewer than half a dozen simple steps, all the info you’ll ever need on caring for your tile.

Document Downloads

Download #OutsideTheBox: Your Field Guide to Tile…and get started now!