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Home Tiling 101

There are a seemingly endless number of tiles to choose from. With so many different materials, styles, colors, patterns, and textures to choose from, deciding which tile is best for your home can seem daunting. To help narrow down your selection, start by considering the pros and cons of each type of tile to eliminate those options that don’t meet your needs. Watch this video to learn more about some of the most common types of tiles for your home.

If you’re thinking about installing new tile in your home, Tile Fantastic can help. Not only do we offer the best selection of kitchen and bathroom tile from the leading manufacturers at our tile showroom in San Jose, but we also provide our customers with expert advice and recommendations when it comes to tile design, installation, and maintenance. Browse our selection of natural stone, ceramic, and porcelain tiles on our website and call us at (408) 371-6247 if you have any questions.

Looking Back at the History of Marble Tile

marble tile san jose If you’re going for a look that’s as unique as it is luxurious, you’ll definitely want to consider using marble tile in your home. With all of their whirling patterns and shade variations, marble tiles look no other surface. There can even be a world of difference between two marble tiles that came from the same slab, further ensuring a one-of-a-kind look. But you may be surprised to learn that marble tile isn’t a recent invention. In fact, marble has been used in construction for thousands of years. If you’re interested in purchasing marble tile in San Jose, you may also be interested in learning a bit more about the history of this beautiful stone.

  • The ancient Greeks were among the first people to quarry marble, with the Parthenon being one of the oldest standing marble structures in the world (441-437 BC)
  • After the Greeks, the Roman Empire began to use marble in construction and art
  • The Greeks quarried marble from all over their country, but found that the most beautiful marble came from Greece, where the same marble is quarried and distributed today
  • Through the renaissance period in Europe artists and sculptors began to use marble more extensively in their artwork, which lead to improved marble quarrying methods
  • Ornate marble decorations were used to decorate churches, temples, and other magnificent structures throughout Europe
  • The Washington Monument is arguably the most significant marble structure built in the United States

If you’re ready to use this ancient stone in your own home, come to Tile Fantastic. We are proud to offer the finest selection of marble tile in San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and the surrounding areas. Browse our selection of kitchen and bathroom tiles on our website, or visit us to find tile for every area of your home. If you have any questions, please call us at (408) 371-6247.

Tips for Creating a Tile Backsplash

If you want to transform the look and feel of your kitchen but don’t have the budget for a full remodel, visit a kitchen tile showroom in San Jose and get the materials you need for a stylish and affordable kitchen upgrade. Tile backsplashes can bring color, texture, and visual interest to your kitchen, and the nature of the project allows you to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. These tips will help you get started and point you in the direction of creating a beautiful kitchen tile backsplash.

Mix and Match backsplash tile san jose

When choosing tiles for your backsplash, mix and match different colors, sizes, and textures to create a more visually interesting focal point in your kitchen. Complex, colorful backsplashes look great against solid counters and walls. If you already have a color scheme in your kitchen, bring color samples with you to the tile showroom to select the best materials that will complement the color palette you’re working with.


If you want to create a breathtaking backsplash but worry that you don’t have the creative or artistic abilities to pull off a unique work of art, simply changing the orientation of run-of-the-mill tile can yield fantastic results. A tile expert in Palo Alto can help you select the right combination of kitchen tiles and even recommend different orientations and combinations to create something beautiful.

Be Consistent

As you plan out the design of your backsplash, try to maintain a consistent pattern throughout. Although complex backsplashes are visually interesting, they can also clash with the design of your kitchen if they are overly busy and inconsistent.

In addition to the best selection of kitchen tiles in Mountain View, Tile Fantastic also employs a team of tile experts who can help you select materials for your backsplash and provide design and layout suggestions. Stop by our showroom today to browse our tile selection in person, or call us at (408) 371-6247 if you have any questions for our tile experts.

Choosing Grout for Your Tile Installation

tile store san joseAlthough most people spend days agonizing over the choice of tile, selecting grout is often a mere afterthought. However, the aesthetics of your new tile backsplash or floor are largely determine by the grout you choose, particularly the color. Matching grout to the tile is a safe bet, but you can draw more attention to the tile itself by contrasting the tile and grout colors. You will also need to decide between cement and epoxy grout and consider the effect that grout sealing will have on the overall look and feel of the tiled space.

For help selecting the best tiles and the most appropriate grout, come to Tile Fantastic in San Jose and consult with one of our friendly and knowledgeable tile experts. We offer a huge selection of ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal, and natural stone tiles for the kitchen, bathroom, and virtually any space in your home. For additional information on our tile selection or to speak with a tile specialist near Palo Alto, call our store at (408) 371-6247.

Tile Selection Tips

If you want to transform the look of your home but don’t have the budget for a full remodel, tile is an affordable way to inject new life in any room in your home. But with so many different tile options to choose from, how do you know which size, design, and material is right? Watch this video to learn about some of the most popular tile options and the factors to consider when choosing kitchen and bathroom tiles.

For help selecting the perfect tile for your kitchen or bathroom, come to Tile Fantastic in San Jose. We are the South Bay’s top choice for the finest tile products. Visit our website to see our selection of ceramic tile, metal tile, glass tile, porcelain tile, and more. You can also visit our showroom in San Jose to browse our tile selection in person or speak with one of our tile experts to find the right product for any room in your home. Call Tile Fantastic at (480) 371-6247 if you have any questions.

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