For many commercial environments, from restaurants and schools to hotel and office lobbies and more, tile — ceramic, porcelain, or glass — is an excellent surfacing material for walls. The advantages of tile over paint, wallpaper, wood, brick, and many other materials are many. Wall tiles are durable, hygienic, easy to clean, stain-proof, fireproof, and are resistant to fade, odor, and moisture. Wall tile is also environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
Wall Tile is Cost-Effective
Wall tile is cost-effective when you consider the life cycle of the material and its long-term performance. While the upfront expenditures for tile, setting materials, and installation may seem higher at first glance, they soon reveal themselves as smart investments when compared to other wall covering options’ high-maintenance and early replacement costs.
Wall Tiles are Hygienic
The focus on clean indoor environments, both commercial and residential, has never been as great as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no question that tile is one of the most sanitary surfacing choices available. While tile has always enjoyed sanitary advantages, the CDC now recommends following up the “soap and water” cleaning with a disinfectant. Fortunately, tile is not easily harmed by disinfectants, but do keep in mind some disinfectants like bleach, for example, may compromise certain grouts, so be sure to test in an inconspicuous area or consult with the manufacturer before using.
Wall Tile is Environmentally Friendly
Tile is good for the environment because it emits no VOCs, doesn’t require the use of caustic cleaners, and doesn’t require the destruction of other natural resources like wood or plant material. Tile is also hypoallergenic — it has zero allergens, and allergens in the environment such as dust and pollen cannot penetrate porcelain ceramic or glass tile’s nonporous surface.
Wall Tiles are a Designer’s Dream
Tile design technology has come a long, long way from the plain and somewhat boring looks of yesteryear. Wall tiles today come in an extraordinary array of colors, patterns, and designs, allowing designers to put texture or patterns on walls that rival the detail of many traditional wallcovering materials.
Here’s a look at some of our latest and greatest wall tile styles for achieving fashion-forward looks with the performance characteristics your commercial design projects demand.
With a hand-molded look, Lustro’s glossy porcelain subway tiles are richly shaded with nuanced hues, elongated dimensions (3″ x12″), and just the right luster.
Marmi_Trend offers lush interpretations of Statuario and Calacatta marble in subways, hexes, 3D linear decos, and more.
Picket is an ideal blend of modern shine and classic style. This picturesque glazed porcelain wall tile collection is offered in six pastoral hues and a picket-shaped 2.7″ x 11″ field tile.
There’s nothing subtle about the shiny, saturated palette of this versatile subway tile line. Pastel comes in 10 glossy hues and can be used for walls as well as floors.
Vitro is a sleek glass tile collection for walls offered in nine crystalline colors with bright or frosty finishes. The line comes in three modular sizes plus a mini brick mosaic.
Subway tile, always the constant classic, now offered in signature sizes and five perpetually popular neutral colors. Subway is so timeless, yet modern.
Brick’s timeless appeal comes of age in a durable porcelain tile interpreted in six cool colors awash in a handcrafted, textured glaze. NEO_Brick comes in 2″ x9″ filed tiles plus bullnose trim.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at a few of our latest and greatest commercial-grade tile products for walls! Click here to see all our collections suitable for vertical surfaces. Samples for these lines, in addition to all our tile collections, are available free to the trade. Contact us anytime – we’re here to work with you!