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One question we hear often is: where can I install StoneImpressions tile? 

And it is a great question to ask!

At StoneImpressions, we create natural stone art tiles, and our hand-selected natural stone has unique material qualities that make it better suited for certain spaces over others.

Today, we are going to outline the places that are ideal for installing StoneImpressions tile, as well as those you should avoid, so you can craft a tile installation that will elevate your space for years to come. 

Keep reading to discover our top tile installations do’s and don’ts!

 

Approved Installation Locations

 

Around the home, there are several spots where you can install StoneImpressions tile.

One such spot is a vertical installation on dry wall. This type of tile installation can be in the form of:

  • Kitchen backsplashes
  • Fireplace surrounds
  • Accent walls
  • Staircase risers

If you’re considering a tile backsplash above your kitchen range, make sure you take into account the grade of your range.

Commercial-grade ranges can put out some serious heat! That’s why we recommend using a riser to keep your tile protected. 

Ventana Example Riser for Commercial Grade Range

Kitchen Backsplash With Commercial Grade Range & Riser | Featuring the Ventana Tile

 

 

Chime (Blush) Carrara Kitchen Backsplash

Kitchen Backsplash With Commercial Grade Range & Riser | Featuring the Chime Tile

 

 

Ventana (Bronze) Fireplace Install Living Room

Fireplace Surround | Featuring the Ventana Tile

 

 

Nira (Poppy) Carrara Fireplace

Fireplace Surround | Featuring the Nira Tile

 

 

Stella (Wildberry) Carrara Desk Nook

Accent Wall | Featuring the Stella Tile

 

 

Cabrillo pattern as stair risers in lido house hotel

Staircase Risers | Featuring the Cabrillo Pattern

 

 

Ella (Jute) on Perle Blanc Curved Stair Install

Staircase Risers | Featuring the Ella Tile

 

Another appropriate installation location for StoneImpressions tile? Intermittent wet areas, like your bathroom! 

 

The key here is that you want to install your tiles in spaces where they will not be submerged underwater. In this application, your tiles can be installed as:

  • Shower walls
  • Bathtub surrounds
  • Shower niches 
  • Bathroom vanity backsplashes

 

Lena backspash tile in modern master bathroom

Shower Wall | Featuring the Lena Tile

 

 

Caprice tile on carrara in sapphire on shower wall

Shower Wall & Niche | Featuring the Caprice Tile

 

 

Arya (Autumn) Bathroom on Carrara

Bathtub Surround | Featuring the Arya Tile

 

 

Solstice (Arctic) Perle Blanc Bathroom Wall

Bathtub Surround | Featuring the Solstice Tile

 

 

Oasis (Black) on Carrara Bathroom Install with Shower Niche

Shower Niche & Wall | Featuring the Oasis Tile

 

 

Eliana (Dusty Blue) Carrara 12x12 Bathroom

Bathroom Vanity Backsplash | Featuring the Eliana Tile

 

 

Avery Grande (Charcoal) on Carrara wide angle bathroom install

Bathroom Vanity Backsplash | Featuring the Avery Grande Tile

 

 

Marbella (Frost) Carrara Bathroom

Bathroom Vanity Backsplash | Featuring the Marbella Tile

 

 

StoneImpressions tiles can also be used in residential flooring. Our natural stone patterned tiles perform best in light traffic flooring areas, such as: 

  • Bathroom floors
  • Powder room floors
  • Inserts

 

 

Waterways pattern in blue on arctic white on guest bathroom floor

Bathroom Floor | Featuring the Waterways Tile

 

 

Caprice Sapphire Bathroom Install Shot

Bathroom Floor | Featuring the Caprice Tile

 

Del Rey (Sandcastle) Carrara Bathrooom Floor WEB

Bathroom Floor | Featuring the Del Rey Tile

 

 

Custom Size Clermont (Azul) Mural Living Room Install Floor Rug

Tile Area Rug | Featuring the Clermont Mural Tile

 

 

Installing your tile in one of the above locations will help ensure that its vivid color and detail illuminate your home for years after it has been installed. 

 

 

Installation Locations to Avoid

 

Now that we’ve covered the ideal installation spots for StoneImpressions tile, let’s turn our attention to the spaces you should avoid. 

When it comes to flooring, heavy traffic flooring areas should be avoided. 

You’ll also want to avoid installing our tiles in any submerged water spaces or spots where water can pool. This includes locations like: 

  • Steam showers
  • Saunas
  • Pools
  • Shower floors
  • Areas where water pools like shower niche lips or shower bench seats

 

Beyond those spots, our decorative patterned tiles should not be installed in any exterior or outdoor spaces. 

If you are ever uncertain about whether or not an installation location is fit for StoneImpressions tile, contact us

With our decades of experience, we can easily help you determine the perfect place for your pattern tiles.  

 

 

where not to install StoneImpressions tile

 

Helpful Installation Tips

 

For a successful installation, keep in mind the following tips: 

  • Treat your product as you would regular natural stone: seal when cut and after install. 
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals and abrasives on your tiles. 
  • When in doubt about which adhesive to use, use a white Thinset. We do not recommend using Mastic. 
  • Cut the material artwork face up. Cut pieces should be allowed to dry, then the cut edge should be sealed, and allowed to fully cure before installation. 
  • While the stone should be protected during install, please do not use any tape directly on the product.

 

 

Happy Tiling! 

 

Now that you have the basics covered, it is time for the best part: making your StoneImpressions tile vision come to life! 

Explore our Made to Order pattern tiles or our latest 2021 tile designs from our quick-ship program, Artisan Stone Tile

Once you’ve settled on a design, you can use our Showroom Locator to connect with a distributor in your area!