Bathroom Backsplash Ideas

Border and Field Tile from Living Walls Tile

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Border and Field Tile from Living Walls Tile

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Complete your installation with our collection of subway tile shaped border and field tile. Custom order tiles in any glaze color to perfectly complement you decorative, patterned art tiles. Choose from one of our seven glaze colors. Any...Read more

Complete your installation with our collection of subway tile shaped border and field tile. Custom order tiles in any glaze color to perfectly complement you decorative, patterned art tiles. Choose from one of our seven glaze colors. Any art tile pattern can be custom ordered with any glaze. Plan your project and have matching border and field tile made to order!


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We originally designed our border and field tile to compliment our decorative tile patterns, but found that many people were interested in using these tiles as stand alone field tiles. When arranged in a subway pattern, these tiles can make a distinctive installation. The rich natural glaze colors that we developed for our decorative tile are also nice just as color fields, and you'll not find the depth and richness of color from large tile manufacturers using synthetic glaze ingredients. One of the beautiful aspects of ceramic glaze is the way it gathers light, and subtly changes under different lighting conditions. Because our glazes are custom mixed in house, we can easily change the hue, value and saturation by altering the percentage of glaze oxides.  If you have a color in mind that you don't see offered here, please reach out to us. We love challenge, and satisfying customers requests for custom colors is always a rewarding endeavor.


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Oriental Wave Tile Pattern


Based on the traditional Japanese Hokusai prints and paintings, this versatile pattern can be used in a variety of applications. Pictured here in a kaleidoscopic orientation, this tile can inspire you to play and have fun with your walk in shower ideas. Use it in a single row as a simple backsplash, or fill your entire shower with the swirling energy of the ocean! Whether your shower plans involve a full floor to ceiling use of patterned decorative tile, or just a band of color and pattern, this tile can accommodate.

The depth and fluidity of ocean waves are captured in the translucent glaze of this tile. The pattern is not printed on the tile, rather it is embossed into the wet porcelain clay while the tile is still wet. The subtle texture that is left behind is then flooded with tinted turquoise, deep blue or stone gray glaze. In the kiln firing, the glaze melts and pools into the texture, leaving behind varying thicknesses. This is what creates the varying shades of color. All of our glaze recipes are mixed in house in our Missoula, Montana studio. They are the result of years of testing to achieve the subtle color variations, which are derived from natural oxides from the earth, such as copper and cobalt. These deep rich colors are not available anywhere else.

To complete your walk in shower ideas, consider our Border and Field Tile, which can be glazed in a matching glaze color to our patterned tile. This tile is also compatible with most commercial tile. Please note however, that the actual size of each tile is 5 7/8" x  5 7/8", which is slightly smaller than most true 6" x 6" tile. The Oriental Wave tile can also be easily cut on an ordinary tile wet saw, making installation a breeze.