Penny Round Tiles: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying

Check out some penny round tile installations throughout this post for ideas and inspiration!
Penny Round Tiles

Penny round tiles are an affordable and popular way to add character to any space. They come in a variety of colours and can be installed in a number of ways to create unique patterns. 

What are Penny Round Tiles and Where Can You Use Them?

Also known as penny tiles, or penny tile flooring, penny round tiles are small, circular tiles that are made of either porcelain or ceramic. They are often used in flooring and wall designs and can be used in a variety of spaces, from kitchens to bathrooms.

Penny round tiles are available in a range of different sizes, from small penny tiles (3cm diameter) to larger penny tiles (5cm diameter). They are ideal for accent walls, backsplashes and can be installed as decorative flooring.

Penny round tiles are made in several different finishes including glossy penny tiles, matte penny tiles, metallic penny tiles, and textured penny tiles. This means that penny round tiles are an ideal choice to use as wall tiling for kitchens because they can be chosen according to the style of kitchen decor or chosen according to the existing decor in the room.

Some penny round tiles are also fire-proof, making them great choices for kitchen backsplashes while still being decorative.

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How Do Penny Round Tiles Compare to Other Tile Shapes?

Penny round tiles are often compared to other tile shapes, such as square and hexagonal tiles. Some people prefer penny rounds because they are a unique shape and can add a touch of personality to a room. They are also very versatile and can be used in a number of different ways. For example, penny rounds can be installed in a checkerboard pattern or used to create a border around a room.

What Styles of Penny Round Tiles are Available?

There are a few different styles of penny round tiles available on the market. The most common style is the plain penny round, which is a simple, circular tile in a variety of colours.

Ming Green Marble Mosaic Tile in 1" Penny Rounds - Polished | Mosaic tiles,  Marble mosaic, Marble mosaic tiles

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Another style is the bevelled penny round, which has a slight angle on one side. This style can add interest to your design and make the penny rounds look more like coins.

pretty black and white penny tile pattern on laundry room floor

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Finally, there is the embossed penny round, which has a raised design on the surface of the tile. This style can add texture and visual interest to your installation.

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How to Choose the Right Penny Round Tile for Your Project

As penny round tiles come in a variety of colours and sizes, it’s important to choose the right one for your project. Here are a few tips on how to do that:

  • Consider the colour of the penny round tile. Tiles in different colours will create a different look for your project.
  • Pick the right size penny round tile. Tiles that are too small or too large will look out of place in your design.
  • Think about the pattern you want to create. There are many different ways to install penny round tiles, so choose the pattern that will best showcase your tiles.

Once you’ve chosen the right penny round tile for your project, it’s time to start shopping! 

Tile & Stone Warehouse have a variety of penny round tile designs, so contact us today to discuss your tile needs, or head into our West Gosford Showroom to explore our range of tiles.


How to Install Penny Round Tiles

Installing penny round tiles can be a bit tricky, but it’s definitely doable! Here are a few tips to help you along the way:

  1. Decide where you want to install the penny round tiles.
  2. Mark the area with a pencil or chalk.
  3. Use a level to make sure the surface is even.
  4. Apply adhesive to the surface and smooth it out with a trowel.
  5. Carefully place the penny round tiles in the desired location.
  6. Use a hammer and chisel to trim any excess tile if needed.
  7. Let the adhesive dry completely before walking on the tiles.
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Tips for Maintaining Penny Round Tiles Over Time

Once your penny round tiles are installed, there are a few things you can do to help keep them looking their best over time:

  • Always use a soft cloth and warm water when cleaning penny round tiles. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, which could damage the surface of the tile.
  • If any dirt or grime builds up on the penny rounds, use a gentle scrubbing brush to clean it off. Be careful not to scrub too hard, or you could damage the surface of the tile.
  • To prevent staining, seal the penny round tiles with a quality sealer once they are installed. This will help protect them from liquids that could otherwise seep through the penny round tile joints and cause staining.
  • Seal penny rounds with an impregnating sealer every couple of years to keep them looking like new. However, you can apply a sealer at any time if you want to protect penny tiles from damage by oil, grease, or other harsh chemicals.


Choose Tile & Stone Warehouse For All Your Penny Round Tile Needs

Still lacking inspiration? Check out our Gallery Page for a variety of tile styles and options, or head into our West Gosford Showroom and we’ll happily show you our wide range of penny round tiles in person!