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Fish Scale Tile Design Ideas

Fish scale tiles are a popular wall tile trend, creating a stunning feature element in any room design. These uniquely shaped tiles are available in a spectacular range of colours, textures and even materials, each option offering its own specific benefits and qualities to your interior design project.


Fish scale tiles are a popular wall tile trend, creating a stunning feature element in any room design. These uniquely shaped tiles are available in a spectacular range of colours, textures and even materials, each option offering its own specific benefits and qualities to your interior design project. When selecting your new fish scale wall tiles, it is important to consider what effect you want to achieve in order to make the very best choice that will perfectly suit your design goals! Aside from the traditional ceramic tile feature walls, these gorgeous mosaic tiles can be created using various sheen levels and materials to create a stylish and unique look that is perfectly in tune with your own design style.

What are Fish Scale Tiles?

As the name suggests, fish scale tiles are shaped like the scales of a fish, creating a unique and timeless style in your design scheme. Due to their smaller format (or size), fish scale tiles are considered to be part of the mosaic tile family and can be found in a vast range of colours, textures and even materials, allowing you to create the ultimate feature element in your next design project.

Caption: Fish scale tiles can be created using a range of different materials, from ceramic to natural stones, handmade options, concrete and more. Handmade tiles will offer an especially unique textured and earthy touch to your design thanks to their organic lines, with each tile being lovingly hand crafted. Many tile manufacturers will also offer collections of handmade-look tiles that although are machine made, still offer the same luscious texture of a handmade product as a cost effective option for your design project.

These exciting mosaic tiles can be laid in few different ways with each style creating an entirely different look in your interior design project. Traditionally, fish scale tiles are laid with their point on the bottom and their curve on the top, running up the wall to create a luscious fish scale look. Alternatively, you can turn them sideways or even upside down to create an entirely different look in the space. Each of these styles will assist in creating an entirely different look in the space: laying the mosaic tiles sideways will draw the eye down the length of the room, making this technique a great solution for smaller spaces. Laying them downwards however, will effectively draw the eye downwards, making this particular technique especially useful in spaces where the ceiling is rather high and more of a cosy atmosphere is desired.

Combining Finishes: Gloss and Matte Fish Scale Tiles

A particularly smart and modern look, combining gloss and matte fish scale tiles creates a visually stunning textured surface in your design. These glamourous tiles can be used in the kitchen, making an especially attractive kitchen splashback finish, and can also be used in the bathroom to create a timeless and elegant feature wall.

Caption: Combining gloss and matte finishes in your design creates an intriguing textured wall finish that will add a sense of luxury and an element of interest in any space.

 

 

 

Different Fish Scale Tile Materials

Fish scale tiles can be found in an exciting variety of luscious materials, from traditional handmade glazed ceramic tiles to glass, concrete, basalt and rich marbles. Each of these materials will of course, come with its own range of unique benefits as well as care and maintenance techniques; your local Tile store will discuss these with you throughout the selection process in order to ensure the very best solution for your own specific needs, budget and style preferences. Taking care in selecting the perfect materials for your tiling project will ensure you achieve the exact look you are after. For example, marble fish scale wall tiles will create a luxurious and elegant vibe in your project whereas concrete tiles will create more of an industrial look, making your choice of materials absolutely crucial in perfecting your design style.

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Caption: Luxurious Carrara marble fish scale tiles are used in this bathroom design, perfectly complementing the soft timber vanity unit and crisp white vanity top to create a balanced and harmonious interior design scheme.

Using Fish Scale Tiles as a Bathroom Feature

As with all mosaic tiles, fish scale tiles create a luxuriously textured feature element in any space, being especially impactful in the bathroom. These shaped tiles can be used as a feature element in your shower enclosure, paired with more of a simple rectangular shaped wall tile in the space to provide a sense of balance. They can also be used to highlight key areas of the overall bathroom design such as in a shower niche for example, or as a unique feature splashback around your bathroom vanity unit, as demonstrated in the example above.

Using Fish Scale Tiles in the Kitchen

Once again, these incredibly stylish and timeless mosaic tiles can be used to create an incredible feature splashback in your new kitchen. In designs where open shelving is replacing the traditional overhead cabinetry, your new fish scale mosaic tiles can be used to create a feature of the entire wall by extending the splashback up towards the ceiling and installing your open shelving over the wall tiles for a glamorous look.

Another exciting way that fish scale tiles can be used in the kitchen is to clad the face of your island benchtop cabinetry to create a high-impact look in the home. Matching your splashback tiles with a feature island bench provides the perfect solution to creating a strong sense of continuity and balance in the overall design, tying these two key elements together.

Fish scale tiles can be used in a wide range of ways in the home, creating a luxurious and distinct feature in every layout. They can be laid in different directions to create a stylish and unique look, or you can opt to use a range of different finishes, materials and colours to create an exciting design that truly reflects your own personal interior design style. These luxurious mosaic tiles will add a sense of character in any design, making them an exciting and timeless trend for the home that is definitely here to stay!