The RTA Store’s Favorite Flooring And Backsplash Tile For Summer

We have to admit it. When summer comes around, our style preferences completely change. Maybe it’s the extra sunlight shining through the windows that gives our home a totally different feel. Or maybe it’s the warm weather and laid-back attitude that naturally comes with the season and fills our homes like a breath of fresh air. Whatever the reason, we just had to round up some of the kitchen styles we are loving right now!

While these backsplash tile and kitchen flooring ideas would look great in the home all year long, we’re extra obsessed with them this time of year. Check out our favorite flooring and backsplashes for summer!

1. Sonoma Driftwood

Sonoma Driftwood is a ceramic tile with a water absorption of less that 0.5%, which makes it a great material to use for your next kitchen or bathroom project. It is also super versatile and can be installed on both floors and walls. If you love the look of gray wood, definitely consider Sonoma Driftwood tile for your open concept kitchen floors or backsplash.

This 6” x 24” wood look tile features the perfect blend of gray hues. Gray is easily the new neutral, and we love how clean and bright this tile looks in the home. Especially now with all of the extra daylight!

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2. Black and White Pebbled Tumbled Pattern

If you’re looking for a truly unique backsplash tile, you have to take a look at this black and white pebbled marble tile. Its cool color palette of white and gray gives it that fresh summer feeling. Plus, the tumbled pattern has a nature-inspired vibe that will make your indoor kitchen feel like an outdoor oasis.

Our favorite place to install the Black and White Pebbled Tumbled Pattern is a kitchen backsplash, but it can also be used for bathroom flooring and other architectural features in the home.

3. Sand Dune
Those seeking kitchen flooring ideas for their farmhouse theme can stop their search here. Sand Dune porcelain tile offers that quintessential modern farmhouse feel. White and soft grays blend together to create a beautiful sand dune color that is both bright and airy. This tile features substantial variation for a natural wood look.

At 8” x 40”, Sand Dune tile makes a great foundation for your kitchen flooring. It’s impervious to water and it’s easy to keep clean. Brighten things up in your kitchen this summer with a splash of Sand Dune!

4. White Oak

Inspired by the classic look of subway tile, White Oak features a wood look but in the standard 3” x 6” subway size. This twist on a timeless favorite is a fun way to incorporate wood look tile into your kitchen in a less common way.

You can install this marble tile on floors or walls because of its low water absorption and durability. Consider this rustic tile when exploring backsplash tile and flooring for your next open concept kitchen update.

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5. Carrara White Hexagon Polished Pattern

Another awesome find for summer is our Carrara White Hexagon Polished Pattern. This white Carrara marble tile features a beautiful mosaic design that forms a stunning hexagon pattern. Each 2” tile Is imported from Italy and polished to a smooth finish.

With this tile, you’ll find random variation in tone for a truly unique look and a high sheen that makes the surface glisten. This style looks great as a backsplash in an all white kitchen but also works really well at balancing a more vibrant color scheme.

6. Whisper White Beveled

Like lemon icebox cake, white subway tile just reminds us of classic summer. This always-in-fashion backsplash brings us back to memories of warm days, gingham prints and cool treats.

If you’re on the hunt for a low-maintenance tile that will evolve with your home’s style, Whisper White Beveled Subway Tile is a fantastic choice. With its mesh-backing, installation is a breeze, and this ceramic tile is both easy to clean and super durable. Updating your kitchen or bath can be a walk in the park with this timeless subway tile from The RTA Store.


At The RTA Store we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen bathroom, laundry room, home office, bar room or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design tool!