Dashboard tiles that act like tabs

Hi all, I’m new to ionic so please go easy on me.

I’m trying to build a new app that has a dashboard/home page as the default view but that has tiles rather than tabs. I’d want them to act in the same way as tabs but only show on the dashboard.

Is this possible with ionic?

I’m thinking I need to set up tabs, hide them and somehow link the dashboard “tiles” to where each tab was pointing?

Really appreciate any help.