The Advantages of Tile vs. Canvas or Paper

product-img3Great works of art are not limited to prints on canvas or paper. Printed ceramic tiles and tile mosaics are two amazing ways you can enjoy the beauty and color of art without limiting yourself to canvas. Sun Styles Tile can reproduce any photo or print on ceramic tile to create a vibrant and long-lasting work of art for your home.


Canvas and other paper products are not known for their durability. Artwork printed on canvas must be carefully protected inside a frame and kept clear of moisture and humidity. Many types of prints must also be kept out of the harsh sunlight to prevent fading and other negative effects. Tile products, however, are durable, long-lasting, and able to withstand moisture, heat, cold, and other environmental changes. With the right finishes, tile will not fade in the sun and can be used both indoors and out so you can place art wherever you like.


Canvas and paper prints are limited to a very few types of decorative uses. However, tile can be both functional and decorative, simultaneously serving as art and a protective covering for walls and floors. Kitchen backsplashes are a great place to utilize tile art in a way that cannot be reproduced with canvas. Tile can also be used to add artistic flair to fireplaces, bathtubs and showers, footpaths, and pools in a way that canvas art simply cannot. Additionally, tile art can be used to mimic canvas art if you prefer. Tiles can be displayed on stands or hung on the wall to serve a purely decorative function in your home.

Are you ready to discover the advantages of using tile craft over traditional canvas or paper art in your home? Sun Styles Tile offers a variety of tile products and services, including custom ceramic digital tile printing that marry the beauty of art with the durability of tile. You can reach us at 520-505-TILE (8453) for more information, or visit our website to find more design inspiration.