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Designing with Custom Tile

Kitchen - 59 - 1Custom tile is a fabulous way to add a personalized touch to just about any space. The impact can be dramatic or subtle, depending on the type, style, and quantity of custom tile used. Here are a few ideas for how you might incorporate custom tile into your home or business.


Tile murals are very versatile design elements that essentially function as a permanent piece of art in your home or business. We can create custom tile murals for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications, including kitchen backsplashes, fireplace mantels, fountain backsplashes, walls, and floors. When used on a floor, a mural takes on the character of an area rug and can bring style and interest to otherwise plain expanse of tile flooring. While mosaic murals are very popular, we can also create murals using square hand painted tiles. Hand painted tiles tend to be used to create a single large picture, while mosaics are more often abstract. Don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild with the potential of custom tile murals.


Custom tile can also be used as accent pieces to liven up otherwise bland or neutral expanses of tile. For example, you could create custom accent tiles to scatter throughout a terra cotta floor or kitchen backsplash. You could also design custom tile liners and moldings to use as borders above plain fields of tile. For example, you could add a colorful liner at the top and bottom of a white tile shower stall or as a sort of chair rail along the middle of a tile wall. Inspiration for the design of your custom accent tile can come from just about anywhere. If your custom tile design isn’t fully developed, our design consultants will be happy to help you play with your ideas and come up with a beautiful, high-quality design.

Matching Historical Tile

If you have a historic property, you may discover that the type of tile used in the original design simply isn’t available any more. Fortunately, you can commission custom tile from Mission Tile West to get a very similar effect. We can reproduce the pattern that was originally used in your home or business, or else create a vintage-inspired tile based on other design motifs from the relevant time period. We actually have our own line of vintage historical tile designs, so you know that our design team is familiar with the process of creating custom historical tile, and we can help you with your project.