We are in love with the stunning sheen of Mother of Pearl tiles! These beautiful shell tile designs add a luminous glow anywhere they’re installed, making them the perfect way to give your home a luxurious finish! The iridescent shine of shell is a beautiful addition to any interior project, with the added benefit of increasing the natural light in any room thanks to the reflective quality!
Frequently Asked Questions about Mother of Pearl Tile:
Q: Where can I install Mother of Pearl Tiles?
A: We recommend installing shell tiles, both on their own and in marble mosaics, in indoor locations only! They're a beautiful option for interior wall tiles, to create a glamorous accent wall, a luxurious and shining Mother of Pearl backsplash tile, a water-resistant shower wall, or even a slip-resistant shower floor tile as long as the shell mosaic has grout lines to reduce slipping.
Q: How do I clean Mother of Pearl Tiles?
A: These shell tiles are best cleaned with light soap and water. We recommend avoiding harsh cleaners with ammonia or abrasive chemicals. It's ideal to wipe up slips or spills before they have a chance to set on your shell surfaces.
Q: Can I install a Mother of Pearl tile backsplash?
A: Yes! We recommend a minimum 6" back cover between the burner and the Mother of Pearl backsplash tile - this should be a standard distance in most ranges, but it's always best to check to ensure that your installation meets fire codes.
Q: How should you cut shell tiles?
A: We recommend cutting Mother of Pearl tiles with a wet saw fitted with a diamond blade for glass cutting. This will ensure the cleanest cut of the thin shell material without chipping it.
Q: Can I use them for a tiled fireplace surround?
A: Yes! As long as shell tiles are on the fireplace facing or surround (and not inside the firebox), they are a beautiful choice to tile your fireplace and add a luxurious shine to your living room decor.
Q: Is Mother of Pearl tile good for floors?
A: We recommend installing it on low-traffic floors only, preferably as an accent detail. Mother of Pearl mosaic tiles that need to be grouted are a safe and slip-resistant shower floor tile thanks to the grip provided by the grout lines. We don't recommend groutless tiles for shower floors.
Q: Do I need to seal Mother of Pearl backsplash tile and floors?
A: We do recommend sealing your Mother of Pearl shell tiles and grout. This helps keep the porous grout as clean as possible and reduce the need to use harsh cleaners on pearl tiles. Shop Tile Sealers on Tile Club
Q: What is Mother of Pearl made of?
A: These designs are cut from sheets of shell, using an organic material created by mollusks to bring a stunning coastal glamour to your home! They’re surprisingly strong, made of similar material to the cultured pearls that are classic and elegant choices for jewelry - take that beauty and add it to your tile!
Their natural beauty makes for a winning combination in white marble and Mother of Pearl mosaic tiles! The intricate designs of our waterjet tile collection are a stunning choice for a luxurious Mother of Pearl bathroom tile vanity wall. Shell pairs perfectly with white Thassos marble to give these mosaic tiles a luxurious quality! They are a beautiful way to elevate a classic white kitchen with a Mother of Pearl backsplash tile or an inset medallion as a beautiful accent to your home! You can find them in contemporary patterns, with herringbone and geometric mosaic designs for creative Mother of Pearl tile bathroom, kitchen, or fireplace designs! They also come in classic tile shapes, like shell hexagon, diamond, and penny round tile sheets!
Mother of Pearl tiles are a natural choice for luxurious home design! They’re ideal to create a glamorous white kitchen backsplash with beautiful reflective tones! They sparkle under the light of a crystal chandelier, casting iridescence around your elegant white marble bathroom. Reflect the light from a wood burning or gas fireplace with a Mother of Pearl tiled fireplace surround that will give your living room an instantly elegant upgrade!
Our collection also includes shell-only designs that are amazing for groutless tile installations! These interlocking sheets create fewer lines to install and scrub! Groutfree tiles are an amazing way to create a tiled design without lines, and as a bonus, are easy to keep clean!
Although the beauty and elegant glimmer of pearl tiles makes them appear delicate, shell tiles are actually incredibly strong and heat resistant! Wondering how to clean Mother of Pearl tiles? You can keep the iridescent sparkle of your shell tiles intact by regularly wiping them down with non-chemical soap and water. We recommend avoiding harsh chemicals to make sure pearl tiles keep their luster!
Although Mother of Pearl pieces typically have a small amount of variation as a natural substance, they can be found in pure white cultured shapes and rich gold tones, all with the natural luminescence of shell! We can’t think of a better way to add elegance to your home, whether you choose modern geometric mosaic tiles that add a dazzling sparkle, or stick to classically elegant designs for a romantic bathroom, kitchen, or living room design!Read More...