About Our Tile Mural Backsplashes

  Linda Paul tile murals are made with high quality porcelain and marble tile in our Colorado studio.

Our beautiful murals start with artist Linda Paul's original paintings which are recreated with permanent pigmented inks on porcelain or marble tile.

The Difference between murals on porcelain/ceramic and marble tile Both are beautiful!  Porcelain tile is very smooth with square corners. The colors tend to be a bit brighter on the porcelain than the marble. The marble tile is natural quarried stone. It looks more old world and has rounded corners and some color differentiation in the stone itself. It also has little crystals in it that are pretty. Both are completely sealed, durable and easy to clean.

compare porcelain to marble tile
Click picture to see larger image. Tile on  left is 6x6" porcelain, tile on  right is 6x6" marble (actually measures) 5-7/8" x 5-7/8"

  Our tiles are designed for indoor use as backsplashes, behind kitchen stove tops and sinks.  

These are the highest quality and most beautiful tile murals on the market!  The murals are shipped as individual tiles.


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) . 
 
see installation instructions

 Grouting
Murals should be spaced 1/16" and grouted. Use unsanded polymeric grout.
Premixed grout like SimpleGrout brand (buy at Home depot) is super easy to use and great for 1/16" grout joints

How thick should the grout line be?
Smaller grout lines look better with murals. 1/16" is ideal.  Be sure to add the width of your grout lines to your overall dimension when choosing the size of mural that you need

Tile sizes and thickness?
Marble murals and accents are available on 4x4" x 3/8" and 6x6" x 3/8" tile. The 6x6 marble actually measures 5-7/8" x 5-7/8". The 4x4 marble actually measures 3-7/8" x 3-7/8"
 Porcelain/ Ceramic tiles are true to size and are  6" x 6" (x 3/8" thick)  and the 4.25" x 4.25" (x 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?
 yes!

What is the finish on these tiles?
The tiles have a beautiful glossy finish. You can take it down to a satin/matte finish by using a  #0000 super fine steel wool and rub in one direction over the face of the tile, then the other

Can the tiles be cut for a pot filler or to fit a particular space?
If you have an installation where you need a tile cut for a pot filler,  we can precut the hole for you with the proper measurements. $100.00 charge. Please contact us about this.

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 1/6" minimum grout line. Price is $100.00 set up fee and $25.00 per tile. Sales on murals with custom cuts are final and can not be retuned.

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. 

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 more info  here


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 want your 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 this


How do we clean and care for our mural?  
Clean your glass mural with soap and water  or household cleaners like Windex. Avoid cleaners that have bleach in them or ones that are high in lemon or vinegar

Heat setbacks
 Hot pots/pans should be kept 2" away from the mural.

Pricing for marble Murals and Accents
 Murals made on marble are 25% more in price than the same size in porcelain. Marble accents are $65.00

Border Tiles
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

Buy our TV-6 Vineyard accent on porcelain or marble or both if you want to see, feel  and compare the difference in person.
TV-6 accent tile on 6x6" porcelain tile
$50.00 with free shipping in USA and to Canada


  
 

TV-6 6x6" marble tile
price $50.00 with free shipping in USA and to Canada

  
 


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 line



how to size your backsplash mural
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
contact us.

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 perfectly!
before picture of kitchen
Customer sent in this picture of her space
sunflower kitchen mock up with cream travertine tile
This is a mock up we did for the customer showing how her space could look with a custom backsplash
window backsplash of vineyard and sunflowers
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 1-800-936-9958  to order or inquire   
toll  free  from
USA, Canada, the Caribbean, Alaska or Hawaii


When will I get my order?  Our  murals ship in approx. 4 weeks,   free shipping in USA and to Canada   see our in stock murals


"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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