When most people think of tile, they envision ceramic tile. These tiles have been manufactured for thousands of years and the process of making them has essentially remained the same. Ceramic tiles have a red or white clay biscuit with decorative glaze applied to the surface and are baked in a kiln at extremely high temperatures to fuse the glaze to the body. Ceramic tiles are durable and easy to clean, making them a great choice for backsplash and bathroom walls. Ceramic tiles are generally smaller in size than many other types of tile.