Discovering this 4″ x4″ Graphical Art Deco style tile from American Universal Corp. was a happy accident. Pam and I were on the phone discussing stories in the works, and I mentioned that I really needed to get back to working on my master bathroom remodel plan. We were chatting about the American Universal Corp. field tile, when she scrolled further down on the page and discovered this fun sculptural bathroom tile. She said that, tucked in her mental hard drive, she has a recollection of seeing similar sculpted tiles marked by Pomona Tiles in the late 1950s or 1960s. These tiles are very cool because you can arrange them to create a number of geometric patterns — but in a way that is sort of subtle because the tiles are all the same color.
This Graphical Art Deco tile is available in the same pastel hues that the plain ceramic Brittany Misty ceramic tile series comes in — making it great for peppering some dimension into your next bathroom tile job. Even better — American Universal has a design creator tool to help you envision some of the different patters that you can make with this tile.
Love the idea of the Diamond Frames (above) but want to save more money? Just run the diamonds across the top…
Above: Diamond pattern arrangement.
Above: The Frame really says art deco to me.
Above: The Wave. How about a single Charlie Brown stripe hehe?
I called American Universal to request price information on this sculptural tile. All of the colors are priced the same — $3 per tile. As far as decorative tiles go, $3 per tile is not bad. See our other story about the coordinating 4″ x 4″ Brittany tiles — they are $8.95/s.f. Depending on the size of your bathroom and the amount of impact you wanted these tiles to have a lot of interest could be added for not a lot of money..