Balboa Bronze Ceramic is recommended for wall use only, including kitchen backsplashes, showers, and baths. Silicon Bronze will darken faster in a wet or outdoor setting. It can be brightened by polishing with a mild Scotchbrite pad and sealing with Johnson’s Paste Wax. Silvertone (Nickel Bronze) will not darken.
Bronze Tile Use
Saint-Gaudens Bronze Tile is SOLID bronze. It can be used anywhere - floors, walls, outdoors, showers, pools… It will never chip, peel or warp. Installed in floors, it only gets prettier the more it is walked upon. You can use it outdoors and nature will take over, painting Silicon Bronze (golden bronze) with a beautiful verdigris patina. In pools, the verdigris process is sped up by the chemicals used in pool water. While our Silvertone metal (Nickel Bronze) will not darken unless exposed to harsh chemicals, Silicon Bronze will darken with time, and can be brightened (see Care). Over a high BTU cooktop, bronze will never warp or peel because it is bronze through and through.
Bronze tile is as timeless as ancient bronze sculptures that have remained unchanged for thousands of years. Solid eternal bronze is a choice you will always feel good about making.
All our Bronze tiles have been patinaed, hand-polished, and sealed with a durable lacquer sealer.
Avalon Glass Tiles are designed for both interior and exterior applications, including showers, baths, backsplashes and pools. Please note that Granite Field tiles are porous between the layers and therefore are not recommended for wet applications unless epoxy grout is used. Please see Glass Installation instructions.