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.

Modern Tiled Fireplace

Ceramic tile is flame-resistant, allowing you to create a beautiful fireplace design that won’t be damaged by heat or sparks (unlike vinyl). Considering that the fireplace is often the focal point of the room, style is also key. With ceramic tile, your design options are limitless, with this sleek modern tile being just one of…

Marble-Look Honeycomb Ceramic Tile Counter

For a countertop that’s as sweet as honey, look no further than this marble mosaic tile in a honeycomb pattern. Ceramic tile is perfect for kitchen counters because it won’t stain or scratch, is resistant to water (and honey!), and is easy to clean with water alone. No matter what sticky messes end up here,…

Tortoise Shell Midcentury Mod Tile

Midcentury modern style and modern design come together in this gorgeous wall. A work of art in a tortoise shell-look ceramic tile, this wall is a groovy backdrop for any room. Ceramic tile is a hip choice for all kinds of surfaces in your home with easy-care features and long-lasting, durable beauty.

Funky Midcentury Mod Tile Wall

Ceramic tile with a midcentury mod pattern shines with metallic sheen and a groovy vibe. Retro styles evoke a shared history and ceramic tile has a history we all share that spans the centuries. With design looks inspired from the past and created for the present, tile has a beauty that we can all appreciate.

Mid Mod Wall Tile

Midcentury shapes with a more modern hue grace this wall. Pale lilac seems to whisper from the wall. Don’t let the delicate appearance fool you, though, because ceramic tile is durable and has long-lasting color that won’t fade in the sunlight. Fire-hardened tile is also scratch-resistant, so the ever-so-soft color of these tiles will stay…

Swirly Tile Wall

Ethereal is one way to describe this room, with wispy white curtains blowing in the breeze. The ceramic tile flooring is a vision in white, continuing the celestial feeling. Ceramic tile on the walls in a silver knot pattern is delightful with a metallic shimmer. Ceramic tile is a breath of fresh air with a…

Patterned Stone-Look Tile Wall

With wow factor to spare, this wall is stunning in ceramic tile. Tortoise shell-look circles surround beautiful blue diamonds for a touch of retro-inspired charm. Ceramic tile adds style and beauty to your home and is perfect for many surfaces, including walls. With the endless design options that ceramic tile offers, you can find the…

Basketweave Ceramic Tile Floor

A-tisket a-tasket, like a basket? Not exactly, but this ceramic tile mosaic flooring pattern was designed after the real thing. Ceramic tile is a great choice for flooring because it is stain- and scratch-resistant and won’t fade in the sun. On top of all those features, ceramic tile is water-resistant and inhospitable to mold, mildew,…

Moroccan Tile Backsplash

With golden-toned subway tile in the backsplash and diamond shapes on the countertop in this kitchen, you would be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped into another world. The classic arabesque shape of the tile inset is a work of art that offers a little bit of the Moroccan sun to gaze at while at the…

Stone-Look Bathroom Wall With Hexagon Floor Tiles

Simplicity can speak volumes, and this bathroom is a wonderful example. The stone-look ceramic tile on the walls in a pale shade of gray is beautiful in its spareness, and the reflection of the white subway tile of the shower echoes simplicity. The mosaic tile flooring adds visual interest without clutter. Ceramic tile is a…