5 Types of Tile Surface Finishes

by Sarah B. Marketing Writer | Thinker | Environmentalist

If you are considering wall and floor remodeling using tiles, there are chances you are baffled whether you should choose natural stone, wood, glass, metal or ceramic. Not just this, you have a diversity of sizes, colors, shapes, thickness, and surface finish options.

To get the best out of your investment, you would want to buy the right material for your application. For that, you will need to understand many technicalities related to stones and tiles.

This blog aims to explain the rating system of tiles, so you could make informed buying decision without wasting your time and money –

Glazed Finish –

Glaze finish denotes that there is an added glass coating on the surface of the tile. There are many plus sides of installing tiles with glozed finish such as easy to clean and shiny indoor ambiance. The finish also protects the tile from damages and scratches.

Matte Finish –

Matte finish tiles are non-reflective in nature. The granular, hard surface does not reflect any light from its surface, providing rustic look in your indoor areas.

Unglazed Finish –

The name may suggest, there is no glaze or glass coating on the tile surface. However, that is not the exact case most of the time.

Some unglazed tiles do have glazing, but the coating is applied to the tile before it is burned or fired. In general, unglazed tiles have no shine and no protective layer – that means they absorb water and stains very easily.

Honed Finish –

Technically, honed or satin finish tiles are scratch resistant and make an ideal selection for wall and floors in high traffic areas of residential and commercial properties. Just for your information, honed tiles can be glazed or unglazed.

Polished Finish –

Tiles labeled as polished surface finish have uniform, even shininess throughout. The alike shine on the entire lot of tiles is achieved by applying a polish through automated process.

So those were the 5 most popular tile surface options. If you have any questions related to which surface finish would be suitable for your project, ask us directly into the comments sections. offers the largest ranges range of stones and tiles online in the US. Check out today!

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