In the Netherlands we have a long tradition of tile-making,
unfortunately they are used less and less on new houses.
I think they are mainly used indoors nowadays, for kitchens for example.
But tiles were used as decoration for the outside as well,
see here, for your entrance:
|Plain and functional as floor tiles|
|Beautifully decorated with details|
|And combined together!|
In lots of Dutch cities, and villages, you can find these examples.
Fortunately they are often treasured by their owners.... or salvaged by architecture lovers.