Tile might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about designing a tiki bar, but using it can help add yet another layer of texture. Quite possibly the perfect tile for the job is this fabulous Canarium half row natural shell mosaic wall tile made by Merola Tile — available through the Home Depot website for $17.97 per sq. ft. While I wouldn’t call it affordable, this tile may be the only mosaic tile on the market that’s made of real, halved, Carnarium shells. How’s that for ‘found on the beach’ decor?
From the Home Depot website:
The Merola Canarium half row powder natural shell mosaic wall tile is a unique and innovative new tile. Made from halved natural Canarium shell, this mosaic is sure to impress! Different grout color choices give you the ability to create a variety of different atmospheres and looks with this versatile mosaic. Natural shells will vary in size and pattern. Use this mesh mounted mosaic as field tile or cut into strips to use as an accent to other tiles.
I would use just a few square feet of this fantastic shell tile as a backsplash or counter for a tiki bar, or perhaps even an accent wall in that nearby, tiki-themed half bathroom. I also love how you can get a variety of different looks from the same tile by just changing up the grout color. The possibilities are endless.