You have probably seen quarry tile many times before but not known its name. Quarry tile is made from shale and natural clays; is typically reddish-brown and unglazed; and is used in high-traffic areas. Many commercial buildings use quarry tile because it hides stains well and is very durable. Quarry tile is usually red, brown, or gray and comes in different textures.
However, this doesn’t mean that quarry tiles are limited to commercial applications. Many homeowners install quarry tiles when they want to add a unique, warm feel to certain rooms in their home. While you may not find quarry tiles in the bedroom, you can often find them in a sunroom, entryway, kitchen or even patios.