You might think of tiles as being square or rectangle, but ceramic tile comes in a wide variety of shapes. Circle tile (or penny round tile), hexagon tile, triangle tile, trapezoid tile, and diamond tile are all popular tile shapes, and tile is also available in irregular shapes for a one-of-a-kind design.

Whichever tile shape you choose, the tile layout, color, pattern, and texture will all contribute to the look of your project. The same tile shape can look completely unique when paired with different design choices.

You have a lot of options to select from, and picking your tile shape is a great place to start. Explore our different tile shape examples below to get started, and then visit our Tile Shapes page and Pinterest board for more tile shape ideas.

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Ceramic tile captures the beauty of both the sky and the ocean in this delightful mosaic. Because of ceramic tile’s limitless design versatility, any style is possible, including combinations of tile colors, textures, sizes, shapes, and even dimensions. Regardless of size, ceramic tile is mold-, mildew-, bacteria-, and water-resistant, and is available in slip- resistant…

Whimsical Blue Ceramic Tile Mosaic

Ceramic tile captures the beauty of both the sky and the ocean in this delightful mosaic. Because of ceramic tile’s limitless design versatility, any style is possible, including combinations of tile colors, textures, sizes, shapes, and even dimensions. Regardless of size, ceramic tile is mold-, mildew-, bacteria-, and water-resistant, and is available in slip- resistant…

Gray and White Hexagon Tile Backsplash

Ceramic tile patterns have been around for hundreds of years, ranging from simple designs to complex mosaics. Even something as simple as hexagons add depth to what would otherwise be a normal kitchen. Ceramic tile has always been a popular option for backsplashes, and adding a little flare with a design gives your kitchen more…

Colorful and Iridescent Tile Mosaic

A unique tile mosaic is sure to have your guests talking. Versatile in size, style, and design, tile is the perfect material for jaw-dropping displays, such as this iridescent mosaic. Mosaics are popular for backsplashes in both the kitchen and the bathroom, but are also trending as a beautiful option for feature walls and fireplace…

Iridescent Tile Mosaic in Earth Tones

A unique tile mosaic is sure to have your guests talking. Versatile in size, style, and design, tile is the perfect material for jaw-dropping displays, such as this iridescent mosaic. Mosaics are popular for backsplashes in both the kitchen and the bathroom, but are also trending as a beautiful option for feature walls and fireplace…

Origami Star-Inspired Blue Glass Tiles

These origami star-inspired blue glass tiles reflect the light in an entirely unique way, sparkling from any direction! Beautiful for use as a blue backsplash or perhaps a shower wall or maybe an endless pool… Okay, now we are dreaming, and that’s just what tile can inspire in us all. Dream your decor, and tile…

Redbird Restaurant’s Ebony Ceramic Tile Floor

Housed in the rectory of a 19th century cathedral, this restaurant retains much of the vibe of its former self. Ceramic tile flooring in ebony gives the otherwise ethereal space a grounded feeling. Ceramic tile is inherently strong and durable, with a finish that can survive many years of foot traffic. The fire-hardened surface is…

Blue and Green Mosaic Backsplash

Every kitchen deserves a look that’s eye-catching, but decor in a kitchen must also be functional. This backsplash rises to the occasion with blue-toned mosaic tiles in a hexagon design that pops right off the walls. Its allure may be slightly distracting while you’re cooking dinner, but no worries — ceramic tile’s waterproof installation methods…

Shaped Tile Inset

Why collect art when you can build artwork right into your walls? This ceramic tile’s unique design creates a repetitive shape that lends a 3D look. The contrast of white on black further contributes to the off-the-wall style, inviting guests to do a double take. Move over, Andy Warhol.

Tiled Bathroom Wall With Grayscale Circles

Your home should be as unique as you are, and that means choosing materials that won’t hold you back. With limitless design options and the functionality to be used for flooring, walls, backsplashes, and most anything else you can imagine, ceramic tile is one of the only options that will fit the bill. These grayscale…

Hexagon Tiled Wall

The modern entertainment center is now an entertainment focal point. A wall-mounted flat-screen against this mosaic ceramic tile feature wall beckons your focus (just don’t let the beauty distract you from what you’re watching). The exquisite rectangular flooring could be a distraction in itself, if its vertical layout didn’t direct your vision right back to…

Scalloped Stone-Look Bathroom Wall Tile

Bring out your inner merperson in this fun bathroom with its playful fish scale patterned tiles. This bold wall takes the heavenly-white bathroom to under the sea. The design options of ceramic tile are endless, from fish scales to 3D shapes and natural stone looks to shimmery surfaces. Customize your life with the versatility of…

Iridescent Mosaic Tile

Bring nature indoors with this lovely iridescent mosaic tile, which conjures up in your mind the curved shape of seashells, the smooth texture of pebbles, and the glistening hues of a bubbling brook. Use these tiles anywhere in your home — water resistance makes it perfect for the bathroom and its stain resistance is ideal…

Metallic Zigzag

Both hexagon and metallic tile are trending right now, and with these beautiful mosaics, you don’t have to choose. Metallic hues of blue, gold, and white give these elongated hexagons a luxurious touch for your shower, backsplash, small floorspace, or even feature wall.

Beveled Subway Tile With a Hexagonal Tile Floor

White on white on white. This bathroom is the epitome of clean and orderly, just like a bathroom should be. White subway tiles with a 3D detail cover the walls, and hexagons spread out over the floor. The white tile that serves as a baseboard puts the finishing touch in this monochromatic masterpiece. Ceramic tile…

Swirly Tiled Bathroom Wall

When you won’t settle for anything less than one of a kind, ceramic tile has just what you need. The patterned tile on the wall of this bathroom is a floor-to-ceiling work of art. The large, circular mirror fits right into the round swirls of the design, reflecting the unique lighting fixture. Ceramic tile is…

Painted Moroccan Ceramic Tile

This shower niche evokes old-world Morocco with the red and gold arabesque pattern of the tiles. Ceramic tile has a heritage that spans the centuries, and modern technology gives new life to time-tested designs with an endless variety of patterns, shapes, and textures to fit your personal aesthetic.