Relief tile is decorative and characterizes with three-dimensional surface. High relief tiles are hand painted using a technique allowing raising the design over the background. Such a tile with relief style look is often used for stair risers, kitchen backsplash and swimming pools. The tiles are made of much higher quality material than regular mexican ceramic tiles and they are to some degree frost proof. Still, you should not install them in areas where water may freeze on them. There are two relief tile sizes used most often. Those are 6×6 used on stairs and 4×4 meant for the most part for kitchen, bathroom and interior wall decoration. You can pick one of a few hundred different tiles, some of them have simple and other complicated patterns. Any relief tile you select regardless its dimensions is about half an inch thick.