Tile is wonderful. I love it shiny and sparkly. I'm blessed with a husband who knows how to lay tile. He started learning several years ago & has saved us tons of $$$. He started off simple, with big off-white squares laid straight... then diagonal... then a kitchen backsplash... and once he laid a rug pattern tricked out with borders for our patio... he graduated to tile genius. We aren't installing tile nearly as grand as these photos - it's just too darned expensive - so I'll just enjoy these Bisazza tiles from afar.