A whole new decorating idea to give your home a look, perfect for kitchens, utility rooms, bathrooms or fireplaces, and ideal as a splashback inset.
These are professionally handcrafted by Simply Divine Things using a ceramic tile and Emma Bridgewater Polka Dot napkins. They are finished and sealed with a special gloss coating that protects them from heat, dust, dirt, grease and damp conditions, and yet preserves the vibrant colour. They have been fully tested to ensure they are watertight, however it is best to still not use them in showers or around baths.
As they are made using a napkin decoupage technique, they do not have a smooth service. The napkin has slight creases in in. This gives a more shabby chic look.
They can be displayed in amongst white tiles to make them really stand out, or all next to each other.
These tiles are made to order to ensure the same napkin batch is used. As you can see in the pictures, the napkin cut varies, so therefore each tile will be different.
As each individual tile is carefully crafted (no mass production going on round here!), dispatch will take a 3-4 weeks. This is because the process cannot be rushed, as doing so will mean compromising on quality.
As these are handmade, there may be the odd minor flaw. This is part of the design and as you can see, they have been finished to an extremely high standard and are constructed to be fit for purpose.
The back is left uncovered, so it is ready for your chosen adhesive to be applied.
They are originally Johnson Prismatics tiles which are made in England, a high quality, and widely available all over the UK, so you can ensure if you are using other tiles in the same room, you can obtain the correct ones to match the shape and size.
The Technical Stuff
Where to use: They are perfect for splashbacks, kitchen walls, utility room walls and bathroom walls, however do not use in a shower or round a bath. Extreme heat should also be avoided as this can discolour the finish.
Fixing: Use an adhesive recommended by the manufacturer (H.R. Johnson), carefully ensuring no adhesive is applied to the surface. If any adhesive does come into contact, remove immediately with a soft, damp cloth. The tiles CANNOT be cut. Please contact us if you need different sizes not listed.
Grouting: Extra care must be taken when applying the grout due to the fine decorative finish. Should any grout come into contact with the surface it must be removed immediately with a soft, damp, cloth and not be allowed to dry.
Cleaning and maintenance: Wipe with a soft cloth using lukewarm water with a very small amount of detergent. Abrasive cleaning materials may damage the finish.
A copy of these instructions will be sent with your tiles, so if someone else is fixing the tiles for you, they can ensure they are done accordingly. Please note that these instructions will be supplied in English only.