Some frequently asked questions about our tile murals
What do you use install these tiles?
Both porcelain/ceramic and marble tiles are installed using a white superior premixed ceramic tile adhesive
like Omnigrip (buy at Home Depot) .
Do not use painters tape to mask off your mural
see installation instructions
What is the finish on
Our finish is glossy unless you specify
an satin/matte finish for an additional $75.00. If you order
the standard glossy finish, receive it, and decide you want it
less shiny, You can take it down to a matte
finish by using a #0000 super fine steel wool or 2000 grit
wet/dry sandpaper and rub very lightly in a circular direction.
Murals must be set 6" above and 2" back from any heat
source. This includes the heat vents on the back of ranges.
Hot pots/pans should be kept 2" away from the mural. A stone
chair rail or pencil border around your mural will help to
deflect heat from below
Murals must be grouted
. 1/16" spacing recommended.
When installing, align the tiles not the image. Our murals
are made by hand and sometimes the image does not line up
exactly perfectly on a tile or two. This is a characteristic
Tile sizes and
Porcelain/ Ceramic and our marble tile
is true to size and measures 6" x 6" (x 3/8" thick) .
Our 4.25" x 4.25" ceramic tile is 1/4" thick with built in 1/16"
spacers and must be grouted.
When will my mural arrive?
see Shipping & Lead Times
Do you make custom sizes?
Can the tiles be cut for a pot
filler or to fit a particular space?
If you want mural tiles cut to fit
a particular space, we can do straight cuts for you. You
need exact measurements and need to allow for a 1/16" minimum
grout line. Price is $100.00 set up fee and $25.00 per tile.
Murals with custom cuts are final and can not be
We can cut a hole for a pot filler for $100.00. You can
not cut your own potfiller hole. It breaks the seal
If you want the tiles cut into an arch at the top,
this has to be done by your installer before we add the
image and seal them. We can send you the tiles that need to
be cut and you send them back to us to be finished
Tiles can not be cut after they
are created with the image because it will break the seal.
This includes holes for potfillers
What if our tiles arrive damaged?
If an item arrives damaged we will immediately replace that item for you free of charge. We pack our art and tiles very well and in thousands of shipments have only had a few items damaged during shipping. We guarantee that you will be thrilled.
Can you make a mural from a different
art image or photograph?
Yes we can make a mural from
your own original artwork or from a photo that you took or
you have a license to use. see
How to I adjust for a difference in
thickness between the porcelain 4x4" x 1/4" accent tiles and my
thicker field tiles
If your surrounding field tiles or backsplash granite are a lot thicker and you
accent tile to be flush with it, you can simply screw or nail a 1/8"
or 1/4" mdf or tileboard to your wall and mount the mural
tiles on that.
If you are putting a border around your mural, most borders are much
higher than tile and will therefore make a automatic transition
between differing tile depths and types. When you lay out you tiles first on a
flat surface, you can plan for thisss mural with
soap and water or household cleaners like Windex.
cleaners that have bleach in them or ones that are high in
lemon or vinegar
marble Murals and Accents
Murals made on marble are 35%
more in price than the same size in porcelain. Marble accents are $65.00
TV-6 Vineyard accent on porcelain or marble or both if you
want to see, feel and compare the difference in person.
Tile wall murals looks best with a border around them. The
border also creates a transition zone between different
materials. You can either match you border to the field tile
you are using for the rest of your backsplash, or use one of
our metal finish borders that matches you other metal colors
in your kitchen , such as cabinet hardware or appliances
Linda's Tips on how to pick the right size and shape backsplash mural for your space
Shape: The mural should be the same shape and orientation as your space. If your space is long and thin, you mural should be long and thin If your space is vertically oriented your mural should be the same orientation. Don't put a horizontal mural into a vertically oriented space.
The picture to the left demonstrates this. The overall shape of the space and the mural is long and thin so it looks balanced and beautiful
Be sure and remember to allow for the size of your grout
use paper to size your backsplash mural
click picture to see larger
How to pick a size for your mural backsplash
The ideal size of the mural is da Vinci proportions which means the mural should take up four fifths of the space. With murals you can never be too big, it does not look good if the mural is too small. Remember
to keep your mural 6" above your burners.
To help with sizing, you can cut out a piece of paper to the size you think the mural should be, tape it to the wall, then stand back and see if you like the ways it fits the space. You can use blue painter's tape to simulate the border
If you need help with mural sizes just
Don't know What Size to
Order? If you are
not sure which size of backsplash mural to order, just
email us a straight on picture or design drawing of the
space you have for your backsplash and we can tell you
which is the best size for your space. Be sure to
include all dimensions. We can design the perfect
backsplash mural just for you! Artist Linda Paul is an
expert in designing her images to fit your space
Customer sent in this picture of her space
This is a mock up we did for the customer showing how her space could look with a custom backsplash
Picture showing customers finished kitchen with Sunflowers in the Vines mural installed
Why should you buy our murals instead of others? These are artist created, incredibly high quality works of art. All our murals are created individually for you and we guarantee that you will be thrilled. We use only colorfast, permanent pigments.
Our quality is exceptional! Our murals are
not dye sublimation, you should never buy a dye sublimation mural. It will fade very quickly.
email our tile design
experts or call
to order or inquire
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Our murals ship in approx. 4 weeks, free
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"The Tuscany Arch tile backsplash is gorgeous and compliments the decor in the rest of the kitchen. I have received numerous comments on the backsplash on how beautiful the backsplash looks and the high quality of the tiles and positioning. Thanks Linda."
Terry B Longmont Colorado
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