Tile materials that work well in a kitchen include ceramic, porcelain, glass, cement and stone. All of these materials have pros and cons. For instance, ceramic is durable, affordable and easy to install, but it breaks easier than other types of tiles.
Porcelain tiles are resistant to stains and impact, but they are more difficult to install than other tiles. Glass tiles are colorful, easy to clean, and ideal when homeowners use them as a backsplash. Glass is expensive, however, and difficult for an amateur to install. Cement and stone tiles are good for floors and backsplashes, but they are expensive and require sealing.