SHINJU

Tide

Size: 4 x 4"

Color
  • Color: Pacific

Shape

The rise and fall of the sea that occurs with the movements of the moon and the sun are emulated in these hand-crafted ceramic field tiles. Available in all 6 Shinju colors. 

Tiles can alternate direction to create a regular pattern, as seen here. They can also be installed in the same direction for dramatic lines and texture, placed in random orientations, and more. 

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

Coverage9.733 Pieces per SF
Tile Size(mm)98 x 98
Tile Thickness(mm)8
MountingLoose Pieces

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

Poor, Spa or Water Feature
(fully submerge)

Yes**

Floor Application

 InteriorExterior
ShowerYes▲Yes▲
Steam showerYes▲No
Light residentialYesNo
ResidentialNoNo

* 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.  

▲ Kumamoto, Kushi and Moonstone ONLY, no 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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