Beautiful tile options at the hardware store

October 26, 2016

Well hello! Since I've been in the tile aisles lately (check out our basement fireplace project here), I've seen some AWESOME options that I had to share with you. Tile stores and showrooms are incredible, (and quite fun to look through if you haven't done it) but I have yet to purchase from them because the hardware stores have so many cool options at great prices. I've been incredibly pleased with the quality of them over the years too. 

I snapped some photos of my favorites from a couple stores to share with you (all on my phone so not my best photography). These first few are from Home Depot and I wish I had a spot for each one of them! This hexagon marble tile is gorgeous: 
hexagon marble tiles

I am going to use a pebble tile for our shower floor (someday...) and this is a favorite -- I love the gray tones:
mosaic pebble tiles

I bet this feels awesome underfoot too. ;) 

I love this for a more traditional look -- it's a classic:
black and marble tile

This small marble subway tile would be beautiful in a bathroom:
marble subway tile sheets

This basketweave has some darker tones and I bet it would be a stunner installed:
gray and white basketweave tile

I LOVED this version too -- it had more of a natural stone look:
natural basketweave tile

That one also had a lot of dimension to it that was really unique. 

This is a tiny, lighter version of the stacked stone we're using in the basement: 
small white stacked stone tile

These mosaic sheets of tile are so easy to install and this one above wouldn't need to be grouted -- always a bonus! 

THIS was a favorite and I must find a spot for it. This gray arabesque tile is gorgeous: 
gray arabesque tile

I'm sharing mostly mosaic sheets of tile but I loved this large marble subway tile too: 
large marble subway tile

So pretty! I love the large subway look!

This one was a ceramic made to look like marble: 
large ceramic marble lookalike tile

No worries about etching or staining on that!

These last options were from Lowe's -- I've always loved a penny tile and they have two options:
white penny tile

This stuff was so cool -- it's itty bitty subway tile! It would be a bear to grout but I thought it looked really neat: 
tiny subway tile mosaic

This was another ceramic tile made to look like marble -- the look without any of the fuss: 
ceramic marble subway tile

These were two more versions of the vintage black and white look:
vintage black and white tile

This hexagon version is larger than the HD option above and there are stone tiles mixed in with the marble: 
medium marble hexagon tile

As you can tell, I'm a sucker for the marble. I liked this oval tile too -- 
marble oval tile

That gives you a more modern look with a traditional material. 

This marble basketweave was pretty too:
marble basketweave tile

This one caught my eye -- each piece was huge and I loved the wavy look and the colors! This would be awesome in a bathroom!:
large wavy subway tile

This one is one of my favorites -- I can't get over how cute this bubble tile is and I'm trying to figure out where I can use it: 
bubble mosaic tile

Again, it would be such a pain to grout, but I'm guessing worth it! Most of these sheets are at $10 each and are about a square foot. 

Have you used any of these I have pictured? If so I'd love to see them -- feel free to link in the comments. I love that there are SO many cool options so easily accessible. These stores have really upped their game over the past few years. 

Here are a couple of my favorite tile projects in our house...

See how I installed the marble herringbone tile to our fireplace surround: 
gray fireplace with herringbone marble tile

And we used really inexpensive octagon tile sheets in our basement laundry and I love them: 
DIY laundry room shelves

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  1. Oh my gosh! I wish I could reno my bathroom because I LOVE the hexagon marble.


  2. There are so many choices these days. Would love to use the sheets in our laundry, but I'm afraid about cracking due to the vibration since it is on a sub floor not concrete like a basement.

  3. We used the arabesque tile in white with a dark grey grout on our fireplace hearth. Love it!!

  4. We used bubble tile as an accent in recent master bath renovation

  5. If you do ever get a chance to use the pebble tile in a shower floor do it! I used it in a renovation in my previous home and miss's like getting a foot massage every time you shower.

  6. We used the beveled marble subway tile as a backsplash in our kitchen with grey grout. Then I used the grey arabesque tile in a frame over my slide in range. It looks great!

  7. Love love love your fireplace! And thanks for this great post, choosing tile is more difficult then you usually expect. Would really like to try the vintage black and white look in my bathroom someday. I recently read this post: and it had a lot of good tips for choosing tile and what you need to keep in mind.


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