As simplified, clean styles continue to be the face of home design, there is no surprise that adding a tiled accent wall can be enough to bring life to a room without cluttering it with unnecessary decor.

Though they are all tiles, wall tiles differ from floor tiling. Wall tiles are usually thinner and made with less hard material, as they don’t need to withstand the pressure of flooring. Even though they may weigh less, wall tiles are still extremely durable.

Because there are all different sorts of shapes, sizes, and types of wall tiles, you are sure to find a type that is the perfect fit for your home.

Each type of tile has its own unique qualities that will help you determine which will work best for you. Here are the 5 most common types of tiles to help you make your decision:

1: Ceramic Tiles

The most commonly used tile, ceramic is used for both wall tiling and flooring. Usually ceramic tiles are simple in design and come with a durable glaze coating. Subway tiles are often ceramic, and can be used in bathrooms as long as they are waterproof.

2: Metallic Tiles

Metallic tiles are great if you are going for a rusty look., but can be easily damaged if the wrong cleaner is used.

3: Cork Tiles

Cork tiles are growing in popularity and add a unique touch of texture to wherever they are added. It is important to weigh your options when choosing cork tiles as they can be expensive to remove later due to the adhesive needed to place them. Cork tiles are a bit difficult to clean as they have uneven surfaces, but when used in small amounts can add a perfect pop to any room.

4: Marble Tiles

Marble tiles have one of the widest variety of choices when it comes to tiling. They can be used for bathrooms, kitchens, and floors, and come in various quality levels. While marble tile is beautiful, it is important to choose a brand with a proper rating so you don’t end up with cracked tiles.

5: Mosaic Tiles

If you have a wall that is asymmetric, mosaic tiles may be perfect for you. They are naturally decorative and because of the wide variety of patterns, shapes, and colors, it can be easy to find a style for everyone.