Aurora Marble & Pearl Glass Tile

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Aurora Marble and Pearl Glass Tile

Grandeur of the highest order. Premium White Thassos marble is paired with Mother of Pearl to create this luxurious one of a kind design that is guaranteed to be a timeless addition to your living space or palatial estate for many years to come. Designed from the highest quality material, this lavish selection exudes a majestic opulence that will captivate your senses and inject a true sense of rich splendor to your surroundings. Ideal for your backsplash or feature wall installation, come experience the sumptuousness of our newest Aurora tile today!

Pearl tile is not recommended to install in places where it will be submerged in water, such as a shower floor or pool, as submersion will cause the tile to darken over time.

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Chip Size
Sheet Size
12" x 10.4"
0.85 Sq. Ft.
White & Pearl
Thassos, Royal White, Mother of Pearl
10 mm
Residential Use
Floor & Wall
Commercial Use
Wall only
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Why did you choose this?
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beauty of verify if I can use it in a backsplash
Jodi H on Feb 12, 2019
I need an additional tile to complete my project.
Lincoln S on Oct 23, 2018
beauty of verify if I can use it in a backsplash
Jodi H on Feb 12, 2019
Will as centerpiece on ceramic wall
Craig H on Feb 3, 2019
I need an additional tile to complete my project.
Lincoln S on Oct 23, 2018
Beautiful tile that makes a statement on an accent wall.
Lincoln S on Sep 3, 2018
Fabulous accent to a hi end shower
Laurie B on Dec 27, 2017
It looks super unique and looks fantastic. Also, we have a pearl/shell theme in some of the pendant lightings in the room which will match as well.
Piush P on Dec 19, 2017
it was pretty
Kim M on Oct 16, 2017
I ordered one as a backsplash centerpiece but it only came with 3 of the I had to order another to get 3 more connector pieces. It is absolutely gorgeous!
Erin S on Sep 28, 2017
I was looking for something WOW but understated.
Kathy D on Aug 15, 2017
It's beautiful and exactly what I'm looking for.
Erin S on Jul 1, 2017
We are putting mother of pearl tile in as our new backsplash for our kitchen remodel and we're hoping that this will be a pretty focal point tile for over the range.
Ann S on Jun 17, 2017
Because I loved it
Lyn B on May 30, 2017
HOLLY N on May 10, 2017
This is stunningly beautiful. We are cutting the outer white pieces length wise to fill in the rest of the way around creating a hexagon. Much easier to cut tiles around. I have purchase three to accent in a shower. They will be spaced apart.
Jacqueline E on Apr 12, 2017
Joseph C on Feb 21, 2017
I wanted a special piece for an accent on my kitchen wall. I have never seen a tile as beautiful as this one. Feeling very fortunate to have found it at the tile bar.
Sammie S on Dec 5, 2016
I didn't a decorator chose it . I am the installer.
John C on Oct 4, 2016
It's beautiful, I like using things I love in my home and from the minute I saw this tile it grabbed me!
Angela K on Sep 17, 2016
I think it is beautiful and also will go with most any color in a room. It is perfect for my glamorous master bathroom project. It will be set as a medallion on a wall surrounded by Carrera marble and Swarovski crystals.
Nancy C on Aug 23, 2016
customer request
trevis w on Jul 29, 2016
Will as centerpiece on ceramic wall
Craig H on Feb 3, 2019
Beautiful tile that makes a statement on an accent wall.
Lincoln S on Sep 3, 2018
How many "flowers" are in one sheet? Only one? Like one person said 6 looks like a nice cluster, but I'm assuming the edges will not be square. Does anyone have pictures of using this as a focal point in a backsplash? I love it, but I can't spend $700 on a "focal point." Thanks!
Sarah L on Jul 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is one full flower in one sheet.
What are the exact dimensions of each piece of tile?
A shopper on Oct 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Each sheet covers approximately .85 Sq Ft
If I order just one tile- the outer white part (not the flower) but the white outer part. Do I only get three of those tile pieces - that's all that
is pictured? But if I order just one tile I would need 6 of those white pieces.
A shopper on Jan 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I ordered one tile and this tile only has 3 white pieces around it. I too am wondering how to connect the tiles. Tile Bar, please explain.
How big is 1sheet?
Catt S on Jun 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 12 x 10.4 inches. 0.87 sqft.
Does it come in flower form? or square?
A shopper on Jan 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi, this tile comes in a flower form mosaic.
Can this be used for the bathroom floor?
Ioana H on Nov 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: yes, on a residential low traffic floor that would be fine.
Finishing the edge when installing? I'd love to see pictures of this used in a project to see how you cut the tile for the straight edge along the top and bottom and left and right? For my kitchen backsplash, the height of the space is 18" (between counter and upper cabinet). It could be 14" if we used the 4" granite splash at the bottom. I'm trying to figure out how I would line these up to have one full row of the flowers centered up and down in this space. But then how do I fill in the remaining few inches above and below each piece? If I buy 2 pieces for every linear foot, can I split the second piece into two and use it to trim the top and bottom of the centered flower? Something tells me this may not work given the shape of each mosaic sheet.
A shopper on Feb 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We used this tile to fill 2 openings that were 2ft by 3ft with the flower in the middle. You are correct that you need about double the square footage to allow for the design to be a straight line through the middle. It will require that you lay out the material on the floor or a sheet of plywood to achieve the design. It is a bit of a jigsaw puzzle, not as simple as using half sheets. Therefore a very good and experienced tile installer is a must.
Is it white or cream or gray in color?
A shopper on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The tile is a super white, a regular white, and the pearl color depends on the light in the environment.
Is the sample 1 full sheet? What is the size ( in inches ) of the sample?
T P on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sample sizes vary from 2x12 to 6x6, depending on the tile. You can rest assured that the sample will be large enough for you to be able to see the entire pattern and/or color of the tile.
How big is each "unit"? I put in the amount of sqft I need (80sqft) and it recommended 105 units. Is a sheet ($125.95) a unit? Thx
Lindsay C on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 1 sheet is 1 unit. Each sheet covers an area of .85sqft.
Would like to do a cluster of these flowers on my shower wall. It looks like 6 would make a nice circular design, do you have coordinating tiles that would fill in the rest of the design? What would you recommend.
Terena L on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We used it as a center backsplash in our kitchen and glass subway tiles for surrounding area in a taupe/brown color. I would suggest glass tiles in a brown or lavender shade to bring out the colors in the mother of pearl.
How many sheets are needed to do 300 square feet?
A shopper on Apr 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: At least 355 sheets would be needed.
I was planning on using this for the centerpiece over a 36in cooktop. Would this match with the "VICTORIA PEARL WHITE THASSOS MARBLE AND PEARL SHELL TILE" and if so what would a good dimension be. I am thinking of something similar to the square displayed in the picture but wider to match the cooktop. Something like 36" by ??" Where cutting it would look even on all sides.
A shopper on Jul 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This would coordinate well with the Victoria Pearl White Thassos and Pearl Shell tile. With that said, you might want to consult with an interior designer or contractor in order to find out what dimensions you should use in your specific backsplash.
can you please guide me to a matching white tile? i will use this tile as an accent but i need the white that will match.
sivette on Feb 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I didn’t use white. I used a taupe tile. There are many whites in it. I looked at some mother of pearl small moseics but they were too creamy. The white in this flower is thassos? Something like that. Basically an all white marble. I bought three then got samples to coordinate. I went with a Taupe subway.
I wanted a dramatic foyer in my condo. Would this tile give it the "Wow" factor I'm looking for?
Lisa K on Sep 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I know it would. I have it on the walls of my master bathroom shower. We get compliments on how beautiful it is all the time when guests see this tile. I absolutely love it myself!
Do these come round?
A shopper on Nov 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, not exactly. Because this tile is a mosaic each section comes with only 3 of the white aurora marble diamond star shaped pieces which surround the center floral design. In order to create the rounded look you see in the picture is to remove the 3 white pieces or buy 2 and add 3 to round it out. That's what I did. I used it for my kitchen backsplash. I used the single flower w/o the white marble pieces for the center of the buffet area for the dinning area and added them to the other floral piece to use in the space between the range and the hood, which is a much larger area of wall space. I hope this helps!
What is the measurement of each flower? It’s hard to tell by the photo.
Oneta L on Jan 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Each flower is a 12"x 10.4"
Would there be any issues using this tile on a floor with under floor heating? I'm worried about the possibility of the Mother of Pearl delaminating.
Charles C on Aug 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This product is perfectly acceptable to use on a residential floor with radiant heat.
What size is each tile?
Sandy C on Aug 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Dimension is on website. Sheet is not a retangular shape. One flower!!
Thickness of tile?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This tile is 10 mm thick.
I want to put a border around this tile in the base of my shower What 4x12 tile matches it best and is same thickness?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used a border piece like a small crown molding piece made of Calcutta marble ---but we built out the rectangular "portrait" of aurora pieces so that it was a little bit set out from the wall then the chair rail crown made a beautiful frame. The rest of the wall is Calcutta marble....turned out gorgeous & was featured on a TV ad for the builder (my idea though :))
Thinking about using it as a focal point in my kitchen, but my back splash field tile is crema marfil. Would this blend, or can I get the piece with crema added?
Susan P on Sep 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The two should go quite beautifully together. With that said, you should order a sample and see how the two colors look when near each other prior to making the full order.
Hi, can I install it on shower walls and seal it with sealant so that the moisture cannot get in ? And how long will it take for moisture to damage the tile if we go ahead with our project -G
A shopper on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can, but I highly recommend that you proceed with caution. It's very difficult to predict how things will turn out, as well as how long it will take for effects to occur.
Is this tile ok to use for shower wall with daily water exposure?
Kimberly on Aug 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend it due to the pearl and marble. Water and moisture can affect the wear, sheen, and color of natural stone over time. Proceed with caution.
Maria V on Jun 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They all coordinate quite beautifully. With that said, it is always recommended to order samples and see the tiles together in person in the environment and setting they're meant to be applied.
I do not see the "button" to order a sample. Could you please advise on how to order a sample? Thank you.
Karen B on Jan 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, this problem has been fixed. The sample button is now available.
Im trying to buy a sample, IM in Canada. its not letting me!! help?
sivette on Feb 19, 2019


These instructions are meant to be a guide for most installations, under normal conditions. Please follow best practice instructions found in the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) 09300 Handbook for specific installation types.



Due to the nature of the material no two pieces of natural stone are exactly alike. Natural stones are products of nature; therefore, variations in color, pattern, texture, and veining will occur. Verify all products before installation for any damage or defects such as chipped edges, broken pieces. No adjustment will be made after installation.

*Always use appropriate personal protective safety equipment when handling, drilling, cutting or grinding glass tile such as (but not limited to) eye, ear and hand protection.



Before you start tiling, make sure that whatever surface the tiles are being installed to will be strong and structurally sound. Cement board, concrete or drywall is best, as these surfaces can handle the moisture of the tiling process. Plywood should be avoided, since the wood will warp with the added moisture and it will also be less waterproof, even after tiling.



When setting tiles we recommend the use of polymer or latex modified thin set or medium bed mortar compliant with ANSI standard A118.4 and is recommended for use with marble tile.


3/16” or 1/4” square notch trowel should be used when installing our glass material and ridges should be smoothed down with the flat side of the trowel prior to fixing the tiles in the mortar bed.


Use a wet-saw with a new, continuous rim diamond blade specifically designed for cutting marble. Do not use “turbo” or other notched blades designed for use with porcelain or ceramic as the teeth can cause a coarse cut, resulting in a heavily chipped edge.

Cut edges and corners will be sharp. Always be sure to smooth the cut edges manually with 200-grit wet/dry sandpaper.

If possible, drill holes before installing tile. Drilling from both sides can ensure a cleaner finish if the hole will be visible after installation. Using a new diamond coring bit (for large holes) or spade bit (for small holes) with a diamond tip made for glass drilling will give the best results. Lubricating the bit and tile surface with a continuous spray of oil/water mix will prolong the life of bits and provide a better-finished edge. When possible, the use of a jig will ensure precise placement of holes to be drilled.

When drilling holes for anchoring bolts, plumbing or any other dissimilar material always ensure a minimum of 1/8” clearance around the item is provided to avoid cracking due to disparate expansion and contraction rates or stress transfer.



We recommend applying grout release prior to grouting, suitable for the respective stone and interior or exterior use, to the tile to facilitate cleaning and for protection against staining from contrasting color grouts. Grout joints should be packed full and free of all voids and pits. Excess grout should be cleaned from the stone surface as the work progresses, before the grout hardens. Do not use acids to clean off excess grout. Prior to grouting, test an area to make sure the stone surface will not scratch.


After the stone is installed, and grouted, seal the stone with an appropriate high quality breathable stone sealer, to minimize water absorption, efflorescence, and potential staining. If necessary, a color enhancer may be applied to bring out the true color of the stone at any time after grouting. Follow sealer manufacturer’s installation instructions. Reseal tile when the stone gets darker or as needed.


Mother of Pearl and Pearl Shell tiles must be regularly cleaned and maintained to extend the life and beauty of the tile. The tiles can be cleaned with a neutral mild detergent. Keep surfaces clean from abrasive dirt and do not use abrasive cleaners, powders, scouring pads, steel wool or sandpaper. Do not let soap, bleach or other cleaning solutions set on the surface. Seashells consist primarily of Calcium Carbonate. They will react with acid including vinegar, acidic foods and carbonated beverages.