|Mother of Pearl Flatlay's - "Blush" square mosaic w' Glazed & natural terracotta and Volakas Subway. "Silver" square mosaic w' Nero Subway, Stainless tile and Perla Honed.|
Byzantine Design provide a broad collection of shell mosaics in varying natural tones of blush, silver, coffee and copper.
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Our "Blush" Penny rounds also featured in Vogue Living Magazine.
|Vogue Living 2014 - Our Beautiful "Blush" Penny Rounds.|
As a requirement in producing and exporting shell mosaics, our manufacturers and suppliers must declare the Shell Mosaics each time they are imported into Australia, using documents concerning the manufacturing process that are sent through to Quarantine to assure that they comply with the Australian regulations.
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Mother of Pearl is naturally produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer - it is also what makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent, like beetles’ shells. Our Shell Mosaic tiles are either sourced river shells or Black Opal (Black Lip), which are sourced from Tahiti.
|"Black Lipped Mussel" square mosaic.|
As with any specialty product such as marble, shell mosaic tiles require ongoing maintenance to clean and protect their beauty. We always recommend sealing and proper care & maintenance to help preserve shells’ unique look. Harsh abrasives or acid based products should NOT be used as these will damage the mosaic surface. Specific cleaners and re-sealers are required depending on the use of the tiles (internal, external and immersive environments) – such as whether they are used near food, outdoor use or are regularly wet such as in a shower.
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That's it from us for this week, 'til next time our tile obsessed friends...
XOXO Byzantine Design
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