Tile Style: Top Ways to Save Money on Your Wall Tile Install

March 03, 2018

We all like saving money, but not when it means compromising on the results of a long-anticipated home remodeling project. Fortunately, there are lots of ways you can save money on your wall tile without sacrificing gorgeousness or quality.

If you’re trying to figure out how to budget for a remodel, and considering just painting that room instead of installing the tile you love, check out these ideas and put that idea out of your mind!

Grey Eramosa

Featured: Grey Eramosa Porcelain

You buy the economy size of laundry detergent and the super-sized bundle of paper towel rolls to save money — why not apply the same principle to buying tile? A bold, dramatic porcelain tile like Grey Eramosa Porcelain adds spectacular style to this bathroom feature wall, and it looks equally stunning on the floor.

With its linear pattern, you can install it facing the same direction, continuing the pattern on the flooring. Porcelain tile is durable and easy to clean, making it just as ideal for flooring as for wall tile. Its glazed matte finish is fairly non-slip, an attractive quality for bathrooms. Since matching bullnose tiles are available as well, you can fit into a variety of room designs.

Bruno Upscape


Featured: Bruno Upscape Wood Look Porcelain

You don’t need to cover a large area with wall tile to make a big impact, especially when it’s a wood-look porcelain tile like Bruno Upscape Wood Look Porcelain, installed in an exciting, elegant herringbone mosaic tile pattern. Use it as an accent wall, or in a small section to frame a mirror or TV.

Wood-look porcelain lets you enjoy the warmth of wood grain in areas where wood isn’t practical, and unlike a wall covered in wood paneling, the look will never be dated or worn. Order Bruno Upscape in either 6” x 40” or 3” x 18” planks to suit your desired effect.

Golden Honey 

Featured: Golden Honey STIK Wall-Tile

A time-honored way to save on home remodeling projects is to do it yourself. MSI’s STIK Wall-Tile Collection is perfect for small DIY projects, such as a kitchen or bathroom backsplash installation.

Despite being a simple peel-and-stick process, Golden Honey STIK Wall-Tile veneer is real, natural quartzite featuring warm shades of cream, gold, and honey-brown. You won’t need to mix up any thin-set or grout to install this wall tile. Installation of this backsplash tile couldn’t be easier, and everyone will be impressed with your professional results.

Jupiter Iron

Featured: Jupiter Iron Antares Porcelain

Wall and floor tile can vary tremendously in price, and real natural stone usually costs much more than porcelain tile. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have natural stone tile as part of your room design. By mixing and matching real stone with porcelain, you can be creative and design a truly unique, eye-catching scheme without blowing your whole decorating budget.

Jupiter Iron Antares Porcelain is a copper-colored glazed porcelain tile available in large-format 16” x 24” and 20” x 20” sizes, and looks terrific paired with other types of tile and stone. Plus, since it’s nonporous, it’s one of the best choices you can make for wet places like your shower surround.

Canyon Cream

Featured: Canyon Cream Dekora Porcelain Panels

Got your heart set on natural ledger stone to add depth, texture, and character to your home? Price a bit too high for your bank account? Rescue that dream with Canyon Cream Dekora Porcelain Panels.

Although these ledger panels are crafted of porcelain, you’d have to be a real rock hound to tell the difference between these and the natural stone they resemble. The varying shades of beige and gold are easy to coordinate with any style of décor.

We invite you to explore MSI’s website and the huge variety of porcelain and ceramic wall tile we have available. You’ll find that it costs less than you think to achieve the elegant, on-trend aesthetic you deserve for your backsplash designs, accent walls, and anywhere else in your home, sweet home.