It is the 4 X 4 square that we've all familiar with, but it also includes mosaics, subway tiles, terracotta bricks, and of course porcelain. They are all highly decorated and come glazed or unglazed. The 4 X 4 is thin but very tough; when it's glazed, it's not only waterproof but also has a hard outer shell that makes it almost impossible to break. But if you do break one, no worries because you just replace the broken tile and not the entire floor.
Here's a brief description of the others: Mosaics are tiny decorative pieces. They're small in stature, but not in durability and strength. These make great additions to borders, designs, or flooring medallions.
Subways are the formerly all-white 3 X 6 rectangles that we'd often see on backsplashes. They now come in all colors, shapes, and sizes and can be used on indoor, low traffic floors. Terracotta tiles, with their wonderful rustic red-brown color, are built to last. They are especially appropriate for high traffic floors. They are porous, however, so it's best if they're sealed.
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