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The Shower Everyone’s Talking About

American Made Tile.

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You may recognize this popular Moroccan Fish Scales shower tile taking over your Pinterest or Instagram feed. It’s bold, brave and simply WOW!

Welcome to the world of Mercury Mosaics! It’s all handmade tile, we are not even kidding you, each individual tile starts as a box of solid clay. Made in Minnesota, U.S.A the team can literally manufacture anything from Standard Subway tile to custom colours, patterns, textures and designs as beautiful as the Moroccan Fish Scales.

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This bathroom has a combination of white Subway Tile and Sea Mist Moroccan Fish Scales on adjacent shower walls. It’s really something to look at right? Why don’t more people design their bathrooms with this kind of personal flare? Let’s talk about that.

There are two different types of people who commit to a home renovation. Let’s call them renovation customers who are Safe at Harbour versus customers who Set Sail.

Safe at Harbour. No matter how big or small the job (bathroom, kitchen, flooring etc.) these people are making each decision on product and quality to simply update their home in a clean, modest and future re-sell value perspective trying to pinch the pennies wherever they can. And why not?! They are probably the ones sitting next to you on your next holiday to Paris!

Set Sail. Then there are those who have saved for a decade for their dream home. These types of renovations are more likely to happen room by room. The owner doesn’t justify their choices of hardware fixtures or tile selections by ‘if other people will like it’, ‘will this date quickly?’ or if ‘I can find it cheaper elsewhere’. They choose quality and items they want to surround themselves in.

SeaMistShowerWeb-2These American Made Tiles are not your average Home Depot stock purchased in bulk and sold to thousands of homes around the country. They range in price starting at $34 per square foot to $136 (that’s USD). They are sometimes imperfect in texture and impressions that a different from one tile to the next. Not because of a mistake of some machine, but from the beauty of raw integrity at the hands of real people putting their passions in paint and clay.

We have to say there is great value placed on products like these and we have a huge respect for home owners who are in a position to Set Sail!