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These are not decals on tiles; the full color print is permanently embedded below the surface of the tile. First, high-quality artwork is digitally printed with a special UV resistant ink-set. With the application of extreme heat and pressure, the ink is changed directly from a solid into a gas in a process known in chemistry as sublimation. The gas then permeates the special glaze of the tile, and when the heat and pressure is removed, the ink again becomes solid, now permanently embedded below the surface glaze.

Full color ceramic tiles where the image is embedded below the surface are suitable for wall or backsplash installation. Full color tempered glass tiles, where the image is embedded in the surface coating of the underside of the tile are suitable for floor and countertop installation. The entire thickness glass protects the tile. 12" glass tiles are tempered for strength, 6" glass tiles don't need to be tempered. Glass tiles come with a texturing to prevent slipperiness and meet or exceed ASTM tests set forth by ANSI standards for commercial and residential floor and wall applications.

Once we've discussed your project via email or over the phone and you accept the quote, we begin the approval process. We send you a digital preview showing how your artwork would look in the area you want to have a mural, and where the image would fall across the tiles. Then we produce a single tile as a color proof for you to approve. Barring any color adjustments, we then produce your entire tile mural.

This process normally takes less than two weeks from beginning to having the tiles in your hands.

Please note that we do not install tile murals; you must install them yourself or we recommend hiring a local professional. They install like ordinary ceramic or glass tiles, although glass tiles specifically should be installed using only epoxy mortars such as 100% Solids Epoxy Mortar by Custom Building Products, Mercrete Merpoxy 400 or 420, or Laticrete Latapoxy 300.

 

wall murals
floor murals
   
countertops
kitchen and bathroom back splashes
   
Corporate Logo Tile Mural
laser engraved murals

 

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