Celebrating National Tile Day with Tiles Direct

Celebrating National Tile Day with Tiles Direct

23rd Feb 2021

Tile is universally adored in architecture and design for both its form and function. From kitchen backsplashes, showers, and outdoor spaces, to commercial and industrial buildings, tile provides a multitude of design options through color, texture, and dimension.

This year, February 23rd marks the fourth annual National Tile Day, a day to recognize the beauty, functionality, and sustainability of one of the most versatile materials in the world. Celebrate with Tiles Direct as we share our appreciation for the beauty and infinite uses of porcelain and ceramic tile.

Boutique Sleek Collection

1. A Healthy Environment 

Porcelain and ceramic tiles are one of the safest materials to use for homes and businesses. Crafted in high temperatures, tile is free from volatile organic compounds found most other flooring materials. These VOCs can contribute to a number of health problems such as asthma, allergies, and sick building syndrome. Tile is also non-flammable, reducing flame spread and smoke inhalation that could occur in simple kitchen accidents.

For more information on how tile helps to create a healthy environment, visit our blog here.

Merit Collection

2. Durability

Tile is highly resistant to wear and tear. Not easily affected by water, fire, and UV rays, tile is able to sustain even the most extreme conditions making it the ideal choice for both interior and exterior applications. The natural materials that are masterfully fired at high temperatures ensure that each tile design will never fade and can’t easily be worn, even in high traffic areas.

The resistance of porcelain and ceramic tile ultimately reduces one’s cost of living. The resilience of this all-natural material will save both time and money, requiring little to no maintenance. For more information on tile’s durability, click here

Marrakesh Collection

3. Energy Efficient 

One way to keep the costs of the electric bill down is by installing porcelain and ceramic tile! These products are a natural insulator for the home. Ceramic tile’s thermal mass slows the rate at which they heat up or cool. Consequently, when they are used in the home, they help to insulate it from the outdoor weather, avoiding sharp temperature changes.

Made up of ground raw materials such as glass, clay, and sand, all of these materials are renewable and recyclable. With a reduction on energy use and waste, tile is a great way to add to your green footprint. 

Arrow Collection

4. Style 

Tile has come a long way in the design realm. In ancient times, tile was a product for the aristocrats. With a hand-made look and only a small amount produced at one time, it was not an easy material to come by. The design-aspect of porcelain and ceramic were put on the back-burner as the durability of the product was the primary focus.

Thanks to the latest advancements in manufacturing technology, tile has been able to expand beyond traditional offerings. With more texture options, brighter, more precise colors than ever before, and eccentric shapes and sizes, the design possibilities are endless. From rustic chic to tactile elegance, there is a tile to fit any design need. Visit our blog on unexpected things to look for in tile stores when creating your designs!

Renoire Collection

5. An Extensive History

Throughout history, ceramic tile has represented the perfect union of art and architecture. The lavishness of tile adorns our greatest buildings and historical icons. From historic churches, educational buildings, and grand hotel lobbies, tile influences the flourishing décor that makes these spaces so admirable.

Each tile carries the DNA of thousands of years of history, connecting any space to a rich cultural heritage. Tile connects individuals in many different ways and from all walks of life. The secret ingredient that makes tile so technologically superior to other choices can be summarized in one word: people. From the men and women who create these new and exciting surfaces, to the purchaser, the installer, and everyone in between.

All written information is courtesy of WhyTile®- a joint initiative of the tile industry, with installers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers banded together the common goal of simply providing education and information about tile. Content has been edited for relevancy and clarity. Learn more at

A Team You Can Trust


Tiles Direct is a US business based on the East Coast and ships nationally. Our customer service is a small, focused group with well over 50 years of experience in tile, flooring, and design consultation, and is well-equipped and happy to help you find the perfect field tile or decorative tile for your unique project(s), When you give our customer service team a call or e-mail, you won't have to wait long to be in touch with a caring and knowledgeable expert who can advise with further product details, recommendations, specifications, order issues, and order tracking. 


By Ordering Through Tiles Direct, You'll Enjoy the Benefits of:


• A wide selection of over thousands of high-quality porcelain, ceramic, glass, LVT, natural stone, cement tiles, and more

• Deep discounted prices

• Up to 6 samples free per order (customer only covers shipping)

• Sample shipping charges are also fully refunded following a subsequent $500+ order

•  Convenitent shipping directly to your home or business

• Attentive, friendly, highly knowledgeable customer service professionals who are a quick phone call away and will closely follow your order from placement to delivery and beyond


What Our Customers Are Saying About (4.5 stars on TrustPilot) 


I got all my tiles shipped in one piece…

"I got all my tiles shipped in one piece right to my door. I was very pleased when I opened all the boxes and saw not a single damaged tile.

Lowe's couldn't even boast that."

Date of experience: December 16, 2022


Whitney was amazing

"Whitney was amazing. She double-checked my order, helped me work through an availability issue, communicated clearly about when and how the order would arrive, and then followed up the day it arrived to make sure everything was correct."

Date of experience: October 08, 2022


Wonderful company to work with!

"Wonderful company to work with. Sandy McKinney is a pleasure & a credit to her company. Excellent experience from start to finish. We ordered stacked stone for our fireplace. Sandy was very helpful during the entire process. I would highly recommend this company."

Date of experience: July 14, 2022


Give our team a call or email if we can help you achieve your dream design in any way!