This panoramic ocean water backsplash tile mural depicts a peaceful stretch of open water stretching to the horizon. It can be used as a vanity backsplash or as a decorative insert for a show, tub or tile mural....Read more
This panoramic ocean water backsplash tile mural depicts a peaceful stretch of open water stretching to the horizon. It can be used as a vanity backsplash or as a decorative insert for a show, tub or tile mural. The bottom of the two tiles that look like water, captures the image of calm water, close to the shore and is the foreground of the tile mural, while the upper tile that looks like water continues that illusion receding to the horizon. The tile mural can be completed by adding matching border and field tiles to the top and bottom. The upper border, starting at the horizon line can be extended as high as needed, creating the illusion of sky. Ask us about custom cloud tiles for this section! The height of the tile mural can vary, as you can use one row of either the close, calm water tile, or one row of the horizon line water tile.
All the tiles in this set measure 14" wide. The main water tiles are 14" x 6" and the border, field and sky tiles can be 2 or 3 inches in width. Oder in either Caribbean Turquoise or Deep Blue glaze color.
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.