5 Backsplash Trends for 2015

Posted on December 19th, 2014

5 Backsplash Trends for 2015 by World Mosaic Tile. www.worldmosaictile.com

As 2014 comes to an end World Mosaic Tile looks into the New Year for the top trends in backsplash tile. Here are 5 backsplash tiles that will make waves in 2015!

1. Sophisticated Geometric

Use Tagina’s Etoile pattern for a unique backsplash feature in your kitchen. Available in an 8×8 or 24×24 these porcelain tiles can be installed tight together for minimal grout joints. Did we mention these tiles are in stock?

World Mosaic Etoile Collection is a fantastic choice for a backsplash tile

Tagina in Etoile pattern- in stock

2. Penny Rounds & Hexagons

Hexagons and penny rounds are no longer restricted to the floor, they now beg to be used as a backsplash tile. From a bright blue to a classic white, the colour choices are endless. These tiles will create a fresh and inviting look for your kitchen.

For colours available at World Mosaic check out our Gallery

An Ikea backsplash in penny rounds by World Mosaic Tile. Designs by Janine Love.

World Mosaic Penny Rounds as seen on Ikea ad. Designs by Janine Love.

 

Hex Mosaic used as a backsplash as seen in Ikea ads. Designs by Janine Love

World Mosaic Hexagons as seen on Ikea ad. Designs by Janine Love.

 

3. Bright Glass Tile

Make a statement in your kitchen with a vibrant glass tile. Choose an Oceanside Glasstile in your favorite colour and mix up the various sizes or pick a colourful geometric pattern to really make your backsplash pop. For more glass backsplash ideas check our Oceanside GlassTile Collection.

Bright Glass used on the backsplash

Oceanside Glasstile- Elevations in Bondi matte and non-irid.

eco friendly tile in Vancouver

Oceanside Glasstile- Tessera Kaleidoscope pattern in a custom blend of colours.

4. Decorative Stone

For a backsplash that calls for elegance with a twist try Walker Zanger’s Jet Set collection or their brand new Tangent collection. From Calacatta in a chevron pattern to a Carrara cut into a woven arabesque shape, these unique laser cut patterns bring decorative stone to the next level.

New Tangent Collection by Walker Zanger makes an interesting natural stone backsplash.

New Tangent Collection by Walker Zanger

A few of many decorative stone patterns by Walker Zanger that would look fabulous on a backsplash

5. Hand painted Terracotta

Having the ability to choose the size, shape and colour of your backsplash tile makes your kitchen truly unique. Choose from patterns inspired by tribal motifs of the Touareg tribe in North Africa, the timeless elegance of the Metro Stations of Paris, or the medieval Palio Festival of Italy. These are just a taste of the many patterns available for this hand-crafted terracotta. Where will your Tabarka backsplash take you? For more ideas check out our Tabarka Collection.

Arabesco 1 and Polanco 4 from Tabarka Studios. Available at World Mosaic Tile in Vancouver.

Tabarka Arabesco as a field tile and Polanco 4 as a backsplash feature.

4 unique patterns on terracotta from Tabarka Studios. More patterns available at World Mosaic Tile in Vancouver

4 unique patterns on terracotta from Tabarka Studios. More patterns are available.


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Holidays Hours- Christmas 2014

Posted on December 18th, 2014

 Holiday Hours 2014

Wishing you a safe Holiday and Happy New Year 2015!!!!

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Shower in Freedom Smart Porcelain

Posted on December 8th, 2014

Peach Interior Design chose our Freedom Smart porcelain for the shower walls in this cheerful bathroom. For additional project photos check out Peach Interior Design’s website www.peach.ca

Porcelain tile for the shower

Freedom Young Porcelain in 12×24

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*New* Stonewave – a porcelain that looks like a limestone

Posted on October 31st, 2014

Introducing Stonewave, our newest in-stock, Italian porcelain! This textured porcelain is available in both warm and pure, and looks exactly like a limestone. Unlike a real limestone there is absolutely no maintenance required! Come into World Mosaic for a sample of Stonewave for your next project!

*New* Wave in Warm and Pure

Luxury Italian porcelain in stock at World Mosaic Tile in Vancouver

Wave in Warm- mosaic and 12×24 in stock at World Mosaic TileHigh end porcelain tile in stock in Vancouver

Wave in Pure- mosaic and 12×24 in stock at World Mosaic Tile
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New Customer Photos!

Posted on October 10th, 2014

Pacific Dental Centre created an inviting and stylish office area using World Mosaic tile. Here is a lovely installation photo of our Dordogne porcelain in a subway and 16×24. Oceanside Glasstile in Midnight Express was installed for a unique accent around the desk. The glass looks fabulous doesn’t it?!

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NEW STOCK – Patterned floor tile

Posted on September 25th, 2014

Introducing the new Deco d’Antan wall and floor tile collection.

This unique collection exclusive to World Mosaic Tile combines functionality with contemporary sophistication making it the perfect tile for any space. Ideal for both residential and commercial projects, a variety of looks can be achieved using the large selection of colours and patterns. This luxurious Italian porcelain can demand attention or be a soothing backdrop depending on the colours and patterns used.

Deco d’Antan is characterized by an array of interesting patterns that when grouped together create a spectacular backdrop. The 5 patterns range from geometric to floral influenced and are available in 5 colours.

Luxury stock porcelain tile in Vancouver

Use mixed pattern in blanc noir for a bold statement

Luxury stock porcelain tile in Vancouver

Use mixed pattern in blanc for a chic, yet subdued look

There are a variety of options when choosing a layout for the mixed pattern. Choose to be consistent with the design or be creative and lay the tiles in horizontal or vertical stripes. Why not group a few of the same patterns together or even mix up the colour options?

Luxury floor tile. Porcelain tile

Use the Mixed Pattern in Blanc Gris to create horizontal stripes

Also in stock at World Mosaic Tile is the Etoile pattern that can be purchased separately in a 24×24 in Blanc Noir, Sable Noir or Noir; and the 8×8 in Noir or Blanc.

Etoile Collection

 

Many prominent interior designers in Vancouver are already creating buzz around this unique porcelain. Take a look for yourself at World Mosaic Tile or check out our Pinterest page devoted to Deco d’Antan for installation ideas!

New Vignette in Showroom

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Check out our new vignette in the World Mosaic Tile showroom!

 

We have given one of our showroom vignettes a fresh new look to feature a few of our most sought after decorative tiles. We chose a 12×24 white wall tile as a neutral backdrop matched with unique ceramic and glass tiles to make a statement.

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Oceanside Glasstile, Devotion collection is the couture of all glass tiles. This recycled glass product looks similar to stained glass art due to the interesting water jet and hand cut designs. This collection is available in variety of colours spanning from earth tones to bold jewel tones to compliment any project in a chic way.

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The Devotion in Silver Cloud Blend is a unique piece of glass art that looks magnificent as a shower or backsplash feature. Could you imagine a powder room wall covered with this beauty? It would be absolutely breathtaking!

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Ceramic tile is no longer confined to squares and subway shapes as technology and consumer demand is allowing for more complex shapes and fabulous colours. Shapes inspired by Moroccan architecture are making a strong presence in all aspects of interior design and tile is no exception. Shown here is the Walker Zanger, Arabesque in a crackle finish blue. An absolutely lovely ceramic tile to bring interest to a bathroom or a backsplash project.

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Stay tuned for another one of our vignettes to be installed with new stock tile that is coming in this week! This one will be quite dramatic in terms of colours and pattern- think a chic patchwork quilt. We can’t wait to get these tiles off the boat from Italy and into our showroom! Watch this page or follow us on Facebook for more up to the minute product updates and installation photos and ideas.


New Stock!

Posted on July 30th, 2014

We are so excited to have more NEW stock items at World Mosaic Tile.

Introducing Calacatta Bianchi

We have been searching for quite a while looking for the perfect porcelain Calacatta. It has been quite the journey to find a porcelain that correctly conveys the timeless elegance and luxurious feel of a Calacatta marble.

Alas, we have found the perfect Calacatta look-alike! Introducing the elegant Calacatta Bianchi. The veining and colouring of the Calacatta Bianchi is truly unique, similar to that of the natural stone.

This classic tile from Italy is perfect for floors, bathroom shower enclosures or even feature walls. With two sizes in stock (17.5×17.5 and 9.5×17) the looks you can create are endless.

Calacatta Bianchi

New Ardoise Sizes

Our Ardoise collection has been incredibly popular since we brought it in earlier this year from Italy, so it was an easy decision to add additional sizes to our stock.

Ardoise is a porcelain that took the timeless natural element, slate and modernized it. Unlike slate, this porcelain tile requires no maintenance and is durable enough for outdoor use. We have four colours in stock that are sure to bring timeless style to any space. Some sizes available are 2×2 mosaic, 12×24 and 18×18.

Ardois- Colours

Here are a few fabulous installation photos of the colours available. It’s hard to believe that the Ardoise collection is porcelain and not natural stone!

Porcelain that looks like slate in Vancouver. Light grey porcelain tile vancouver. Italian porcelain

Ardoise in Gris

Porcelain that looks like slate in Vancouver. Brown porcelain tile vancouver. Italian porcelain

Ardoise in Ecru

Porcelain that looks like slate in Vancouver. White porcelain tile vancouver. Italian porcelain

Ardoise in Blanc

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Ardoise in Noir

Come into World Mosaic Tile in Vancouver for a sample of these gorgeous tiles before we sell out- they are going fast!


New Summer Hours

Posted on July 29th, 2014

Showroom: Monday to Friday 9-5

Warehouse: Monday to Friday 8-4

Have a fantastic summer!!

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NEW Colourful Subway in Stock!

Posted on July 9th, 2014

Due to popular demand we have brought in more 2×8 white subway tile and mini avignon. We couldn’t resist bringing in some vibrant colours too!

Colourful elongated subway tile

Introducing NEW stock colours for our popular elongated subway: Red, Chinese Blue, Pistachio and Bottle Green. We couldn’t wait for these items to come in from Brazil and they finally just arrived! These new elongated tiles are fantastic for installations on a kitchen backsplash, shower enclosure, feature wall or even wainscoting. There are so many ways to mix and match the colours and to create patterns. Here are a couple of ideas to try with our 2×8′s!

Imagine bottle green in a herringbone pattern for a feature wall…

Bottle Green 2x8- In herringbone pattern

…or white off-set to the third for a backsplash…

White 2x8

….or a mixture of Chinese Blue and White for wainscoting…

2x8 in chinese blue and white

… How about straight-set in a shower to add drama to a bathroom?

Red- 2x8

The possibilities to be creative with these are endless. Come into World Mosaic for more installation ideas for these amazing hand-crafted ceramic subway tiles!