Imagine if your walk in shower simulated the seclusion of a natural bamboo grove. The fresh smells of the forest and open air fill your lungs and rejuvenate your spirit. Bring these Biophillic Design sensations to the comfort and...Read more
Imagine if your walk in shower simulated the seclusion of a natural bamboo grove. The fresh smells of the forest and open air fill your lungs and rejuvenate your spirit. Bring these Biophillic Design sensations to the comfort and privacy of your own bathroom with our bamboo shower artistic tiles. The walk in shower tile pattern consists of four 7 x 12 inch art tiles that seam together both vertically and horizontally, creating a continuous pattern.
Shower Tile Ideas
The Bamboo Forest tile pattern can be used to completely realize your walk in shower tile ideas from floor to ceiling, creating the illusion that you are standing in the middle of a bamboo thicket. Or, it can be used more selectively, by tiling one wall, or part of one wall with a few vertical rows of bamboo, creating the illusion of a passageway in your shower to a hidden bamboo forest. Either way, including these beautiful handmade tiles in your shower tile ideas will transform showering into an invigorating and stimulating ritual. Showering should be a fun celebration, not a mundane activity. Consider the extra cost of these unique handmade tiles as an investment in your daily aesthetic sensibility. You are worth it!
Also, consider mixing the bamboo patterned tile with intermixed rows of vertically oriented Border and Field Tile, glazed in a matching glaze color. We are happy to help you in the design phase to conceive and realize your walk in shower ideas.
Choosing the right grout color is an important design element to consider. The installation pictured below was done with Daltile's Natural Gray Grout. Choosing a grout color that is a close to the color of the glaze color of the tile is important, as it will create a more seamless installation. Choose a grout that matches the mid tone value of the glaze color, not to dark, not too light. Set your tiles as close to one another as possible, to create minimal thickness grout lines. Also, when designing your walk in shower ideas, consider a door less shower, as glass can be a difficult to clean and obscures the view of your beautiful tile installation.
Arts and Crafts Tile Mural
Now you can design a custom arts and crafts tile mural to fit your bathroom or fireplace surround. By combining the various elements in the pond life tile series, you can create a mural that is custom shaped to fit your bathroom or fireplace surround. All tiles in the series are 6" x 6" and are compatible with each other. The Heron and Cattail sets are vertically oriented elements, while the bass and frog are horizontal. The Lily set, Bluegill and Open Water tiles, can be used to fill in the spaces surrounding. Make your pond wide and shallow, or tall and deep!
These tiles are made using the same process popularized by arts and crafts tile makers in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Each tile is embossed with a very shallow texture, which causes the transparent but tinted glaze to pool in the recesses and recede from the edges, creating a beautiful illusion of depth. As with all tile at Living Walls Tile, each tile is pressed by hand using clay and glaze that are mixed in house. It's real tile, handmade in Missoula, Montana.
The arts and crafts tile pond life series can also be framed and simply hung as wall art.
Fishes Tile Bathroom
To complete your bathroom renovation, check out our matching border and trim tile, glazed in same Caribbean turquoise or deep blue glaze as your fish tile, this tile can be used to border your backsplash tile or fill in larger areas with a subway oriented pattern.
Lush Grass Tile Biophilic Bathroom
If you've been looking shower tile for your biophilic bathroom design, then consider the Lush Grass pattern. This large format 7" x 12" rectangular tile captures the image of wet, thick grass just after a rain. Look closely at the detail, and you'll even notice droplets of water on the blades! Wether you choose to tile a small section on one of the walls of your shower, or line the entire enclosure from floor to ceiling with this tile, your daily shower routine will turn into a ritual that you look forward to. The biophilic design aesthetic seeks to make your bathroom into tranquil and serene space, surrounded by images of beauty from the natural world.
These tiles, like all Living Walls Tile, are made by hand, one at a time, in our small artisan tile shop in Missoula, Montana. Each tile is embossed with a subtle texture which when glazed with a tinted glaze, becomes filled, creating darker and lighter tones. This is an authentic process, no gimmicks, the texture is actually sculpted into the tiles! The lush green glaze, which is mixed in-house from our own original glaze recipe, is made from completely natural materials , such as feldspar and copper, which creates the beautiful, deep glaze surface. Our biophilic glaze colors are imbued with the natural colors of nature because they are mixed from natural ingredients!
To complete your shower tile designs, consider using our matching Border and Field Tile, which comes in varying widths and lengths and can be glazed with matching glaze. The Lush Grass Tile is also compatible in thickness with most commercial tile, and can be easily cut on a normal tile wet saw.
When assembled in a subway pattern, the individual reeds interlock on all four sides, creating the illusion of a thatched wall of grass. The visual depth that is created on this art tile is achieved by first embossing a texture into the wet porcelain clay. The rich green glaze pools in the recesses creating areas of darker value. Run your fingers along the smooth surface of this art tile and you will feel the underlying texture. Size, 7" x 12", never needs watering!