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How a sliced pebble floor tile can give you the best of both worlds!

We can all agree that pebble floor tile looks beautiful. You will see it in showers, bathrooms, pools, laundry rooms, kitchens, and the like. Everyone who sees our pebble tile wants to know how to get it. There are a few though, that have concerns about it. The most frequent concern we are asked about is how it feels to walk on. While many people love the feel of our traditional pebble tile under their feet, others are hesitant about it. With our sliced pebble tile you can get the best of both worlds, a flat walking surface and a beautiful floor tile!

What makes sliced pebble floor tile so unique is that it is traditional pebble tile with the rounded top simply ‘sliced’ off so you get a flat look and feel when you install it. Check out this image to give you a better idea of how it looks different from traditional pebble tile:

Sliced pebble floor tile has all the benefits of traditional pebble floor tile like durability, beauty and being eco friendly, but without the bubbly surface that some are wary of. So simple put, if you love pebble tile but want a flat surface to walk on then our sliced pebble floor tile is the way to go! You won’t be disappointed when you choose sliced pebble floor tile for your next project. Our sliced tile comes in several color varieties and should be seal after installation just like traditional pebble tile. Check out our selection of Sliced Pebble Tile!

 


Pebble Shower Wall Tile

Looking at pebble tile for a shower? Many people stop at the floor when using pebble tile in a shower. What these people don’t know is that one of the best uses for our pebble tile is all over your shower, including your shower walls! Of course you can use our standard pebbles, sliced pebbles, and mosaic pebbles on shower walls. These are the most used pebbles for shower wall tiles. There are also some other ways to use pebble shower wall tiles that you may not have considered that will be quite unique, modern, and beautiful. Let’s take a look at a few different ways to use pebble tiles on your shower walls.

Check out this pebble wall tile called standing pebble tile:

Standing pebble tile is a great option for use on shower walls. Some say it has a ‘waterfall’ look to it. Standing pebble tile gives your pebble shower wall tile a very ‘natural’ feel to it. It is easy to keep clean and looks amazing. If you want to feel like you are showing in nature under a waterfall, this tile is a great option!

Now check out another way to use pebble shower wall tile. This is a shower wall where our standard pebbles in black were used to create a design in the tile.

As you can see, using pebble shower wall tile as a design in your shower can give an interesting, unique look to your shower walls and break up the monotony. It will give your shower wall that punch it needs to go from flat and boring, to beautiful and unique.

Pebble shower wall tile can be used in many different ways to spruce up a shower and bathroom. For more ideas, check out our Pebble Shower Tile Gallery!

 


Pebble Bathroom Floor Tiles

Pebble bathroom floor tiles are so popular these days. There are so many ways to use them. Some people will tile their entire bathroom floor with it while others will put it under a tub or on a shower floor. There are a few types of bathroom pebble stone tile. For some the right choice for their project is traditional pebble bathroom floor tile like these:

This pebble bathroom floor has a natural look and is like walking on the beach but in your bathroom. Some people prefer a more flat look for their pebble stone bathroom tile so they opt for a sliced tile like this:

While this look is a very popular pebble bathroom floor tile, there is yet another choice. Our Stone mosaic is also a flat option for those looking for bathroom pebble stone tiles. These mosaic stone tiles install the same but have a very unique look to them.

When choosing a pebble floor for your bathroom you can choose either glazed, polished, or a natural finished to your stone. You will want to seal any finish you go with off to get a long lasting bathroom pebble stone tile that will keep nicely for years to come.

Some tips when looking at pebble bathroom floor tiles? First tip is get a sample! Compare them to each other, put them in the space, and walk on them. This helps not only with choosing the right color but also the type of bathroom pebble stone tile (sliced, natural, or mosaic) The nice thing about pebble tile is it looks great in almost any environment and since it is natural looking it matches all colors and shades of furniture or wall colors. It is really an easy choice when looking for tile, pebble bathroom floor tiles are the way to go!

 


All About Pebble Tile Floors

Ever wonder what tile would look great on your floor? Picking a tile for a floor can be a time consuming task. What color to choose? What type of tile? What size? All of these decisions can be overwhelming. Well let’s stop to look at an option that you may not have thought of yet, a pebble tile floor. Pebble tile is a natural product so it works great on floors. Many people use it in bathrooms or kitchens, although it can be used in just about any room in the house. Many people love to install pebble tile outside the home as well. A pebble tile floor is durable, easy to keep clean, and gives a natural look to a room or space. What types of pebble tile can be used on a floor?

The majority of people will tell you that any type of pebble tile you choose will be great on a floor. However there are a few preferences to consider when choosing a pebble tile floor. The first to consider is the feel of the flooring. Many people love traditional (natural or glazed) pebble tile because they like the feel of it beneath their feet. Like a ‘massage’ on your feet some have said. Check out this pebble tile floor using our traditional pebble tiles:

We often get asked the question “Is this comfortable to walk on” While we think the answer is yes, there are some who prefer a more flat feel on their feet. For those customers, we recommend sliced pebble tile like the ones shown here:

Many people also want to consider the look of the pebble tile they will install on the floor. This is why we offer glazed and natural products. After you install your pebble tile floor, whether you choose glazed or natural you will need to seal it to keep it looking great. This will enhance the look of your pebble tile floor and keep it looking great for years to come.

Pebble tile is such a great option for so many projects but one of our favorites has to be the pebble tile floor. It not only looks and feels amazing but it is eco friendly, easy to install, easy to care for, and super durable. You just can’t go wrong when you choose to install a pebble tile floor!

 


River Pebble Tile

River pebble tile is a versatile tile that can be used in many different spaces. Pebble tile is commonly used in anything from bathrooms to fountains to kitchens. River pebble tile can spruce up a shower or make a walkway shine. The uses for pebble tile go on and on.

So why are so many people these days using pebble tile for their project?

The first reason is that it is beautiful. River pebble tile looks great in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and the like. It gives a natural feel to a space. River pebble tile comes in many colors to match a room or area perfectly. There are different types of river pebble tile to make your project gorgeous. For instance, if you are tiling a fountain you might choose a standing pebble tile. If you are tiling a walkway, you may prefer a mosaic pebble tile. In a bathroom you might decide to put in a sliced pebble tile. The choices of the different types of river pebble tile make it a great option to choose for just about any tiling project.

Another reason people are using pebble tile is that it is a natural product that is durable. River pebble tiles are not man made. They come from nature. This makes them durable. Once you seal your pebble tile you can clean it, walk on it,or even do jumping jacks on it and you won’t do any harm to it. River pebble tiles are a great option for our eco friendly consumers. There are no factories creating our pebbles, they come straight from nature which makes them strong and durable.

The last reason why many people are using river pebble tile is because it is budget friendly. River pebble is reasonably priced even though you would never know it to walk into a space where it is installed. A space that has river pebble tile installed looks like it cost a ton of money to make, but it doesn’t have to.

Whatever your reason for using pebble tile in your next project, we think it is a great one! River pebble tile is versatile, beautiful, natural, and budget friendly. So go ahead and check out our selection here:http://www.pebbletileshop.com

 


Popular Uses: Pebble Tile Fireplaces & Mantles

Our customers have used pebble tile to quickly and affordably spruce up their old brick fireplace! The durability and head resistance of pebble tile make it a perfect material to use to cover your existing fireplace or mantle area. Installation on vertical surfaces like your fireplace surround are just as easy as installing on the floor. Just lay the Quikset – press the tiles in so they stick, wait for it to set and grout over the top! It’s really that easy to create a whole new look to what is often the centerpiece of your main room – your fireplace! For more detailed instructions on how to install pebble tile visit our Pebble Tile Installation Instructions.

 


Popular Uses of Pebble Tile: Bathrooms & Showers

One of the most common uses of pebble tile is in showers and bathrooms. Mostly people use river rock tile as either their shower pan or their bathroom floor but it is also used on walls, vanities and more.

Pebble tile is very popular for floors because the river stones are hand selected to ensure a consistent height that is very comfortable to walk on. People with pebble tile stone floors love the feeling of the pebbles on their bare feet every day and say it feels like a shiatsu massage.

Another reason pebble tile is popular for bathrooms and inside showers is that it is not at all slippery when wet. The pebbles and grout provide a lot of friction and are great for walking on in wet areas.

Many types of pebble tile are available including natural pebble tile, glazed, mini, sliced and even mosaic flat tile. All of these types are perfectly suited to be used in a bathroom or shower pan. Even the glazed which have a slick wet look will not be slippery when they are actually wet.

Pebble tile is available in colors to match any decor. Pebble Tile Shop manufactures the worlds largest selection of pebble tile so you will be sure to find something to match your color scheme. Popular colors are white, tan, black,green and dark ocean but we also have reds, brown, mixed colors and many, many more!

Showers and floors however is not the only place you can use pebble tile in your bathroom! We have seen people do their entire floor and walls to create a borderless “wet bathroom” which is just a shower without a shower door and a drain on one side of the bathroom. We have also had people use pebble tile to create a unique looking backsplash behind their vanity mirrors. We have even had customers use our mosaic tile or sliced pebble tile as their counter top!

People love how our pebble tile interlocks seamlessly so that you cannot see where one tile begins and another tile ends. It is the unique interlocking pattern that we provide which allows this to work. Many other manufacturers of pebble tile use a different interlocking system that will easily show where the tiles have been interlocked.

Because of how easy it is to install pebble tile and the way the mesh backing bends to conform to curved surfaces it can really be used anywhere you imagine it! Showers and bathrooms are popular places to use our pebble tile but by far are not the only places! Let your imagination run wild and see how pebble tile can change any room or outside area of your home into a luxurious area filled with natural beauty!

 


How to Easily Install Pebble Tile into Your Shower!

Shower floors are one of the most popular uses of our gorgeous Pebble Tile. All our tile selections are completely suited for shower and bathroom floors.

People who use pebble tile flooring love the light, massage like feel of the pebbles on their bare feet!

Following the easy instructions below will allow anyone to completely renew the look of an outdated shower with pebble tile.

To see pictures of some beautiful shower installations all done by our customers go to our: Pebble Tile Shower Gallery

Pebble Tile Shower Installation Steps

1 ) Mask the Drain and Edges.Use easily removed painter’s tape to give protection to the drain before starting the tile work. Also place tape around the shower stall just above the height of where the tile will sit to offer protection to the shower surround.

2) Apply the Thinset. Start in a back corner of the shower and spread thinset on the shower floor with the flat edge of a .25″ x .25″ square-notched spade. Then use the nicked edge of the spade to form ridges in the material holding the spade at roughly a 45-degree angle. Cover an area identical to about 3 sheets of the pebble tile.

3) Set the 1st Pebble Tile Sheet. Press the 1st sheet of pebble tile into the thinset, butting the sheet as near as feasible to the walls. Apply a little pressure to the sheet of tiles to settle it in the thinset.

4) Continue Tiling. Continue to spread thinset and add sheets of tile to the floor, aligning the sheets to interlock. Mix thinset as needed. If there is not room for a full sheet, remove stones as needed from the sheet and put aside, then trim the mesh backing with a knife or scissors and set the leftover portion of the sheet as usual. Also use this method to set the tile around the drain. Optionally for a perfectly straight look a wet tile saw can be used to easily cut the pebbles. It helps to turn the sheet upside down during this process.

5) Tap the Pebble Tile in Place. On top of the tile, place a straight, flat board that covers many tiles and carefully tap it with a mallet to thoroughly set the tile and make sure the pebbles are all at the same height.

6) Seal the Pebble Tile. Natural stone pebble tiles must be sealed before grouting. Check the instructions of your selected sealer and be certain to seal the pebble tile before grouting to make grout removal easier in step 8.

7) Apply the Grout. Spread grout across the tile employing a grout float. Hold the float at a 45-degree angle, working the grout into the areas between the stones.

8) Clean the Tile. Taking care not to drag grout up from between the pebbles, wipe away the haze with a wet sponge. Wash the sponge frequently to keep it clean. Let the grout cure completely according to the package instructions. Employ a clean material to wipe any remaining haziness from the surface of the pebbles.

9) Seal the pebbles and grout. It is important to re-seal the pebbles along with the grout to prevent against mildew and stains. This will also ensure easy cleaning of the pebble tile for years to come with any mild household detergent. For the best results, implement the instructions for the explicit sealer used.

Click to see all our different colors and styles of pebble tile!

See More Pictures in our Pebble Tile Shower Gallery!

 


Pebble Tile Flooring

A house needs to be aesthetically pleasing on the inside and out. From the ornaments, to the walls, ceilings and floors, every part of your living place should complement each other and be as comfortable as it should be. Houses that have floors that are in good condition are visually pleasing and invite a feeling of calm regardless how few your ornaments ar e within the room. Meanwhile, floors that are poorly kept, full of stains, and are chipped make rooms look unsightly despite how grand the theme of your house is.

Ceramic tiling is a popular option if you are planning to remodel your floor. They are easy to clean and come in a huge selection of patterns and colors. However, they are quite fragile and become slippery when wet, thereby increasing the chance of accidents taking place.

Another option you might have in mind is to use hardwood tiling materials. Because of its naturally beautiful finish and timeless look, a lot of homeowners are using this type of tile. On the downside, hardwood floors are subject to fading, do not hold moisture, and can easily be scratched. If you have pets, it isn’t advisable to use this kind of tile.

There is no truly indestructible tile; it is up to you to decide what type of tile fits your needs. You must always have in mind that for every condition, there is a different type of tile that is suitable for the job. Nonetheless, there is one type of tile that has the qualities of durability, versatility, and style in one.

Pebble tiles have long been used as floor tiling since the time of the ancient Greeks. They are so durable under extreme temperature that ruins of homes with pebble floors still stand today. The ease in pebble tile installation is also worth appreciating since a homeowner does not need professional skills and expensive materials. In fact, it is up to the homeowner”s imagination on how he would like to install them. Most of all, the greatest quality it possesses is the comfort it gives to the person walking barefoot on it. Unlike ceramic glazed tiles and hardwood, t he pebble tiles mimic a light foot massage with its natural texture. With or without grout, pebbles are properly sorted so that homeowners are assured that the thickness is consistent enough to create a level surface. It”s as if you”re getting a free spa treatment just by walking across the room.

As much as spas are concerned, pebble tile floors create a relaxing, tropical hotel appeal, once they are installed. The islands of Indonesia, where the largest supply of river pebble stones come from, benefit from the export of world-class pebble stone tiles. However, some people think that environmental destruction is an issue to be concerned with. This is definitely not true. More legal jobs are actually created and the stones are collected from shallow bedrock in the mountains.

 


Pebble Tile Bathroom

The average bathroom floor gets spilled on with shampoo and other toiletries almost on a daily basis. Around the toilet area, you might find another type of spill on your bathroom floor. The tiles used near your toilet should be durable since it needs to be regularly cleaned with disinfectants. Otherwise, it could become a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi which could harm your health.

If your bathroom has a carpet lying around, it could add to the risk of you getting sick because they are impossible to clean and disinfect, and they rot when they constantly get wet. Because of that, don’t have second thoughts of whether or not you should dispose your carpet when it has reached the point of rotting.

When homeowners hear the term “bathroom remodeling”, they usually think that it would be a time-consuming and costly project, because just the task of replacing bathroom tiles can be messy. However, making your bathroom the ideal “comfort room” should always be top priority.

A tight budget means choosing tiling materials that are not only less expensive but are long lasting. There are a lot of alternatives to choose from besides bathroom carpeting. In fact, if you still want to have the non-slip characteristic of a bathroom carpet, but want a more classy appeal, you should opt for installing pebble stone tiles.

Nothing matches the soothing effect of water on stone. Natural pebble tiles create a theatrical effect on any bathroom. They imitate a relaxing tropical isl and scene right inside your bath space so that every bath time would be a spa-like experience. But the most-pleasing experience you might want to try is getting a foot massage every time you walk barefoot on them. Pebble tiles are made of hand-selected Balinese pebbles of even thickness that are attached to a mesh backing. They can be applied on shower floorings, shower pan flooring, walls, backsplashes, and many others. There are various pebble sizes and also a wide selection of colors and patterns that are available like white, tan, pink, pastel, quartz, sand, black, and every other shade in between. All of them are durable, non-slip, easy to clean, and very versatile. If you like to keep your pebble tiled bathroom as pristine as possible, all you need would be soap and water and scrub the dirt of.

After knowing the advantages of choosing pebble tiles over other types of tiling material for your bathroom, the next thing that would come into your mind would be the cost for installation and who to call for it. Actually, with this kind of tiles , you can do the installation by yourself. You do not need tiling specialists to do the job for you. Moreover, you are free to create your own patterns since they simply interlock and appear seamless on your bathroom walls and floors. Their naturally rich texture has opened up so many opportunities for today”s world of interior design.