I've looked at millions of tiles lately, as I need to pick tiles for the bathroom, kitchen and futility. I may as well take up residence in the futility (if it wasn't an empty shell at present) as I seem to be going around in circles getting nowhere...
However. As of last night I've become taken by the idea of mother of pearl tiles in the kitchen. Got cream integrated handle gloss kitchen arriving on Monday. Walnut stained oak floors going down shortly after... holding off deciding on tiles/worktop until I see those two in situ.
I know I definitely want some sparkle/shimmer/glamour somewhere... so was thinking I'd get plain metro tiles and a pale quartz worktop with flecks of mirror in.
But mother of pearl tiles. Sooooo beautiful. But very impractical? Even for someone who cooks very little/virtually never does any frying? Anyone have it?
If it is actual shell I wonder how it is made, maybe it is sandwiched between a ceramic back and a glass front? I would think if the front of the sample is hard and smooth it would mean it was safe, I suppose you could try chipping the edge and seeing if it all powders off