All the seashell tiles are high quality made by highly selected shell tile manufacturers. Our pearl mosaic tiles used to be only used in extremely high end houses, fancy restaurants, luxury private club houses and 5-star hotels. With the great demand from the general public, we managed to lower the mother of pearl tiles manufacturing costs and now you can get your pearl mosaic tile at wholesale price from BuilderElements.com.
Mother of pearl tiles are suitable for both outdoors and indoors like floors, hotel or restaurant or corporate receptionist desk background walls, spa, kitchens and bathrooms with different mosaic tile pattern to match. Our seashell Tiles have been installed in a 5-star hotel, using more than 500,000 square feet for all the hotel walls recently. In addition, our mothers of pearl tiles are used in some high-profile casino projects specified by some high-profiled architects.
In addition to large project, shell tiles, as one of the hottest decorative building materials, it can be used just as a seashell tile mural or some small areas in your kitchen backsplash, bathroom wall, or about your TV set. The unique, natural iridescence will surely lighten your home. - About Mother of Pearl Tile
How To Design with Mother of Pearl Tiles
How to create a gorgeous mosaic tiles design for the kitchen and bathroom, using these decorative Mother of Pearl wall tiles.
Mother of pearl tiles are seashells with a glossy interior, and the tiles they create are not only iridescent and sparkly, but they are ideal for a mirror frame in your bathroom or as an accent in your kitchen.
Homeowners and designers that are doing a project on a formal bathroom or kitchen backsplash design may want a tile that has a lot of depth and is vibrantly colored; however may feel that glass tiles are too informal or modern for their area. Mother of pearl tiles is an ideal accent for a bathroom or kitchen design.
Mother of Pearl Tiles: What are they?
Mother of Pearl tiles were created by tile artisans who eliminate the lining that is on the inside of different colored seashells. The inner lining can either be dyed in a vibrant shade or left as its original color. The seashell pieces are sliced into tiny pieces of rectangle or square shapes, and then glued onto an unglazed ceramic tile.
Mother of Pearl Tiles range from 1” to 4” tile accents, with 2” x 8” liners, pencil moldings and even light switch covers. The effect is iridescent tiles that shimmer, and have a glamorous look of glass. The appearance is unique and formal. The Mother of Pearl Tiles are assembled by tile artisans that lay the tile into various color patterns and tile designs. The tile design can be that of a simple square, spiral, checkerboard or even a herringbone.
Mother of Pearl Tile accent tiles should be used in dry applications. They should not be used in any areas that are prevalent to moisture or steam or a wet area, as the glue will loosen and the shell will ultimately peel away.
For a bathroom tile design, they are perfect as a medicine cabinet frame or as a bathroom mirror. A frameless mirror or recessed medicine cabinet can be installed on top of a wall that is clean and dry. Use 2” tiles, pencil moldings and liners to make a unique tile frame decoration. Finish off the edges with a pencil molding that is ½ “ x 8”.
For an eclectic tile design, differ patterns of inlay, while using varied colored 2” accent mother of pearl tiles. The effect will be light- and eye-catching. Liners can combine with ceramic tiles or natural stones, which can be an attractive border.
To create a unique kitchen backsplash design, 2” decorative mother of pearl tiles can be cut into accents with a bigger field tile. The field tile can be set as an ornamental pattern and cut into 2” tiles for every four tiles, through the center of the kitchen backsplash.
To complete the tile design, use the liners as a frame around the cook top area. Set the field tiles into the frame and cut the tiles on the diagonal. To create a subtle effect , space out the accent tiles so five are being used; two on the top corners, two on the bottom corners and one in the middle. The effect will have more movement than glass tile.
Mother of Pearl tiles come in a variety of patterns, styles and colors. They can be used as an accent for a kitchen or bathroom tile design for decoration and color. To further highlight their beauty, they can be paired along with ceramic matte wall tiles.
When designing with Mother of Pearl tiles, you are able to see your unique dream kitchen or bathroom design come to life!