Relief tiles are often used for decorating kitchen backsplash and stairs. Most relief ceramic tiles are handcrafted with multicolor patterns while their designs are multidimensional. Relief tile production involves applying paints the way they are elevered from the bacground. Some of them are modern looking and others are quite decorative. Relief tiles used for creating Southern environment in a kitchen are often imported from Mexico. There are at least three hundrad different patterns ranging for Spanish hacienda to folk art. You can also buy plain color tiles that can be mixed with the designs. Most of kitchen relief ceramic tiles are made of thick ceramic thich is about one and a half thick. It alows them to use on outdoor stairs in winter type conditions.