Artistic Tile The Europeans aren’t the only ones who can do texture. Instead of ceramic, this manufacturer uses bianco carrara and hand-carves sculptural, three-dimensional surfaces in the stone. It’s available in two colors and three designs. www.artistictile.com.
Crossville Inc. Bluestone Porcelain Stone looks like the real thing but is more durable and low maintenance on floors and countertops. The tile contains a minimum of 20% recycled content and comes in four colors. www.crossvilleinc.com.
Diamond Tech Tiles Glass mosaics are common, but these days manufacturers are mixing media. In this case, the company mixes marble, stainless steel, and glass in a single sheet. The product comes in 14 color combinations. www.dttiles.com.
Granada Tiles The company produces its handmade concrete tiles in the fine tradition of Nicaragua. Made from cement and such aggregates as marble powder, the Minis collection exudes a Moroccan influence with its scale and star cross. Six colors and two patterns are available. www.granadatiles.com.
Portland Cement Co. As the name suggests, this company does not produce ceramic or stone tiles but concrete. The Swerve X line, based on Moorish and Islamic influences, comes in a textured pillow version for wall or a flat version for floors. www.portlandcementco.com.
Sonite Celestial is the newest edition to the manufacturer’s wild assortment of tiles in a variety of materials. Inspired by patterns found in the skies, the line comes in a variety of colors. www.sonitesurfaces.com.
Tempest Tileworks Technical tiles are all the rage right now, but some consumers still want a decorative on a backsplash or in the bath. These tiles feature a clay body and silk screen images that are glazed before firing. Crackle and non-crackled glazes are available. www.tempesttileworks.com.
Trikeenan One of the masters of handmade artisan tile, the manufacturer recently released Boneyard Brick. Made from reclaimed materials, the glazed thin-brick products are suitable for interior and exterior applications and come in 15 colors and three sizes. www.trikeenan.com.
Wizard Enterprise Hawthorne is a lower-priced alternative to the company’s small-batch handcrafted tiles. Featuring glazes that give each tile a unique look, the products are made from 40% post-industrial clay and are single-fired. www.wizardenterprise.com.