Creative tile designs for an East Mesa winter home.
Using mini tiles to accent the shower and home entryway.
THE SHOWER TILE DESIGN INSTALLATION
This project shows off our custom tile designs and techniques. We were hired to tile a shower and walkways throughout the home.
The homeowners, like many homeowners in Mesa, AZ, are winter guests. Since they had already returned to their home back east, they trusted us to complete the project based on some ideas we discussed – and some that we had not.
I enjoy creating designs for showers and bathrooms. Many times, you are able to build out full designs that start at the floor and continue all the way up to the ceiling.
This really makes your designs a work of art. This is why I sometimes think of myself as an artist; designing with tile instead of a paintbrush.
In this project we used some banding technics to implement a mosaic design. This design allows for a break in the tile, separating the tile halfway between the ceiling and the shower floor. This does two things: it adds depth to make the shower area seem larger, it also adds a sensation of surprise.
The top half of the design, using the ceramic tiles at a 45° angle, creates a diamond formation. The bottom half is the traditional straight lay. Combining these two different patterns with the break in the center with the mosaic banding, creates a fun area with the space.
BANDED TILE DESIGN IDEAS FOR A SHOWER
FLOORING ENTRYWAY CUSTOM TILE DESIGN
The homeowner gave us a green light to develop a flooring tile design for their entryway. Since they only use this property as their winter home, they were not around to see the design come together. Once we completed the design, we sent them this picture – they loved it.
It’s always exciting when we can put our creative design talent to work.
This design features several advance design techniques. The complexity of the design immediately sets tone for level of elegance.
Separating the tiered layout of the 12’ x 12’ ceramic tile are 2’ x 2’ square windmill designs. The windmill designs not only breakup the large ceramic tile designs, but give the entire design a dynamic motion. This motion is further amplified by the moving frame border. This entryway tile design is not for every home, but it really came together well in this contemporary home.
In the words of John Hannibal, “I love it when a plan comes together”.