What’s under your feet (or however you get around) is as important as anything when it comes to home. That’s why this fall, we collaborated with The Home Depot on an A to Z guide that’ll give you the confidence to make flooring choices you’ll love. Check out the A to Z handbook here.
If you’ve even glanced at social media over the past few years, you’ve seen encaustic tile. Whether in patterned backsplashes, vibrantly-hued showers, and even black-and-white hexagons forming an intricate pattern on a floor, encaustic tile is an old-school flooring darling that’s been around for centuries.
The artistry, which dates back to the Medieval period, uses at least two (and up to six) colors of clay to make up the design and body of the tile. On the flip side, ceramic tile has a pattern which sits on the surface, then is coated in a glaze.