Size: 2 ½ x 9 ½”

  • Color: Kumamoto


Additional Visual Information

Hand-crafted ceramic field tile with a balanced blend of smooth and textured tiles inspired by the ocean’s coral reefs. The 2 ½ x 9 ½” tiles are available in all 6 Shinju colors.

Shinju Reef has an equal blend of smooth and textured tile surfaces. For a subtler texture in this same pattern, consider Shinju Smooth.

(Color note: Cape Pearl, Olympia & Pacific contain multiple color variations between pieces. Moonstone may show shade variation between batches.)

Coverage0.155 SF per Piece
Tile Size(mm)60 x 240
Tile Thickness(mm)10
MountingLoose Pieces


Interior Wall/BackflashYes
Fireplace/Cooktop surroundYes*
Shower wallYes
Steam showYes**
Exterior wallYes

Poor, Spa or Water Feature
(fully submerge)


Floor Application

Steam showerNoNo
Light residentialYesNo

* Acceptable for limited and sporadic exposure near open flame or heat source, including fireplace wall/cooktop surround. Not recommended for placement inside a firebox.

** Metallic Glazes (Cape Pearl, Olympia & Pacific) are NOT recommended for installation in pools, spas, water features or steam showers. All other colors are acceptable. 

Notes on Material

Shinju is a high temperature fired clay suitable for indoor and outdoor use on walls and low traffic residential floors, showers and steam showers. The metallic glazes in colors Cape Pearl, Olympia and Pacific are not suitable for submerged water applications.

Please review the Recommended Usage & Floor Applications charts before purchase, and see our Ceramic Installation Guidelines for further information.

Series overview

  • Handcrafted Japanese Ceramic
  • Modern elegance inspired by nature’s artistry along ocean coasts and reefs
  • Offerings include subtle color movement, and metallic glazes with stunning reactive variation
  • High temperature fired glazes
  • 10 Sizes/ 6 Colors

Shinju, which means “pearl” in Japanese, translates the shimmer of pearls, the ridges of oyster shells, the surrounding reefs, and the movement of the ocean into a handcrafted ceramic tile series. The effect is one of modern elegance with coastal inspiration and a nod to nature’s artistry.

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