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Artisan Surfaces offers a full range of custom mural creations. Imagine a beautiful rainforest as a full wall surround in a custom shower. We can print on a wide variety of kiln fired, ceramic tile surfaces as well as glass. A special process is used to imprint any image you want, whether photographic or any piece of original art.

The inks are pigment based and very stable under normal usage.

We can help you design custom murals featuring scenics, florals, artwork or patterns of any sort to march your design requirements..

Key Benefits

  • Highly detailed prints can be applied to a wide variety of ceramic substrates. From 4" x 4" to 12" x 12" tiles in any of the above finishes.
     
  • Any type of artwork, line art or logotype can be incorporated in the printed material. We can help you design a custom look for any application.

Artisan Surfaces Available Tiles

Ceramic TilesArtisan Ceramic Tiles in Gloss and Matte
Available sizes: 4.25" X 4.25" ,6" X 6", 8" x 8" and 12" x 12"
Our white, glazed ceramic tiles are ideal for any size wall murals, bath/shower/tub enclosures, and kitchen backsplashes. Artisan surfaces uses only high quality ceramic tiles that have built-in spacers for an easy, perfect installations.


Marble TilesArtisan Tumbled Marble Tiles
Available sizes: 4" x 4" and 5.875" X 5.875"
Artisan Surfaces uses tumbled marble tiles for that rustic, handcrafted look. These marble tiles are naturally tumbled and add a warm, old world look to any tile mural. Marble tiles are porous and will need to be properly sealed. When sealed, these tiles are appropriate for kitchen backsplashes and wall mural installations.

Glass TilesArtisan Glass Tiles
Available sizes: 6" x 6", 8"x 8" and 12"x12"
Artisan Surfaces Glass tiles add a high gloss, contemporary look to any tile mural. Each image is printed on the backface of the glass and that will protect the image from any damage from abrasion or cleaning. It also adds a stunning, sparkling dimension to any tile mural. Artisan Surfaces Glass tiles can also be used on floors, shower and tub enclosures, and kitchen countertops.

Imagine the possibilities for stunning, large scale images behind glass tile murals for every discriminating residential and commercial application.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do you reproduce artwork and photographs onto tiles?
Artisan Surfaces uses a dye sublimation process that involves using heat and pressure to apply colored dyes onto a specially coated tile. As it cools and hardens, the dye is permanently absorbed into the tile. The dye will never wash or rub off under normal use.

Is it possible to use my one of my own photographs for a multi-tile mural?
Yes, we can reproduce any of your photos onto tile murals. We need a high resolution image from a digital camera or scanner. We can also scan your photos for you if required for a small fee, please inquire.

Can I resize any of the tile murals pictured on your site?
Yes, we can digitally resize any of the images pictured in our catalog to any size required. Each mural installation is unique and we can resize any of our images to fit your required dimensions. Whether you need a larger or smaller tile mural, Artisan Surfaces can help.

Are tiles ideal for outdoor environments?
Because of the nature of the pigments used in the production of the tiles, they are recommended for use in indoor environments or in shaded outdoor areas. When exposed to high levels of UV light, certain colors may lose their full vibrancy over time.

How long will it take to receive my custom mural order?
You should receive your tile order within 14 days after placing your order. Allow longer delivery times for orders shipped to the east coast.


Installing Tiles:

Grout: Sand-free grout should be used when installing Artisan Surfaces multi-tile murals. Use a grout float with a soft rubber face to spread grout over tiles and wipe the excess with a damp, soft cloth.

Sealers:
Seal the grout lines with a penetrating sealer such as TileLab 4Care Penetrating Sealer, Grout & Tile Sealer by Custom Building Products available at most hardware stores. Avoid using sealers with high gloss or a built-in finish.

For tumbled marble tiles, you would apply the sealer to tile surface and grout lines to avoid water damage.


Custom Tile Murals and Tile Care

     
 

GLOSS FINISH CERAMIC TILE

DESCRIPTION: Gloss ceramic tile provides a brilliant canvas for best artwork and photo reproduction. Susceptible to scratches, it is not recommended for surfaces that require frequent cleaning. Best used for decorative purposes (walls, pictures, etc.) These tiles are treated with UV inhibitors to resist fading due to UV rays present in indirect sunlight.

GROUT: Un-sanded grout only!

CLEANING: Tiles can be cleaned with any household non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge.

 

 

MATTE FINISH CERAMIC TILE

DESCRIPTION: A highly resilient and scratch resistant matte finish wall tile. Recommended for vivid photo/art reproduction. You may use any commercially available adhesive for ceramic tile. These tiles may be used for outside installations only where freeze/thaw is not a factor. These tiles are treated with UV inhibitors to resist fading due to UV rays present in indirect sunlight.

GROUT: We recommend un-sanded grout. 

CLEANING: Tiles can be cleaned with any household non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge.

 

 

TUMBLED MARBLE TILE

DESCRIPTION: A flat stone finish that presents any art or image in an old-world fashion. The tiles must be sealed if used in a water application such as a shower or countertop. Each tile is individually cut, causing some variation in color, texture, size and thickness.  You may find chipped edges and corners missing on various tiles. These tiles are also treated with UV inhibitors to resist fading due to UV rays present in indirect sunlight.

GROUT: We recommend un-sanded grout. 

CLEANING: Tiles can be cleaned with any household non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge.

 

 

PORCELAIN TUMBLED TILE

DESCRIPTION:This Porcelain tile has an "Old World" look to it with a gloss finish. It is a non-porous tile, impervious to freeze/thaw conditions. Recommended for all water applications. You may use standard adhesive recommended for porcelain tile. Polymer coating with UV inhibitors to resist fading due to UV rays present in indirect sunlight .

GROUT: Un-sanded grout only
 

CLEANING: Tiles can be cleaned with any household non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge. SPECIAL ORDER ONLY

 

 

PORCELAIN FLAT TILE

DESCRIPTION: This Porcelain tile is an off white tile that generates a more muted or artistic color reproduction. It is a non-porous tile, impervious to freeze/thaw conditions. Recommended for all water applications. You may use standard adhesive recommended for porcelain tile. 

GROUT: Sanded or un-sanded grout may be used.
 

CLEANING: Tiles can be cleaned with any household non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge. SPECIAL ORDER ONLY

 

  TEMPERED GLASS TILE

DESCRIPTION: Custom manufactured for Artisan Surfaces, these Textured glass tiles are the first dye-sublimation tiles to meet and exceed ASTM tests set forth by ANSI standards for commercial and residential floor, wall and pool applications. Images are applied to the backside of the glass to protect the dyes from wear and abrasion. 

Tempered glass tiles cannot be cut. We only recommend MegaFlex Ultimate Thin-Set Mortar in White for mounting the textured glass tile in any application.  Manufactured by Custom Building Products (www.custombuildingproducts.com), this adhesive should be readily available in most areas, and has exhibited superior bond strength without damaging the white backing on the tiles. 

GROUT: You should use a grout specifically formulated for use with glass tile.

CLEANING: Tiles can be cleaned with any household non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge. SPECIAL ORDER ONLY

 

Pricing

Please contact us for a price quote for any size project you have in mind. We are ready to respond rapidly to your request. sales@artisansurfaces.com
 

 
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