Photography only hints at the striking three-dimensional qualities of this tile. Through a smooth undulating surface of clear glass, the textured, hand-colored backside reflects light with an iridescent effect. Vitrium glass tile is available in 2x2, 4x4, 6x6, and 3x6 sizes and costs around $40 to $60 per square foot, priced by distributor. Vitrium, 215/766-3095, www.vitriumtiles.com.

How about a bleacherful of adoring fans adorning the client's shower wall surround? Images in Tile can permanently infuse any image into the surface of a specially coated ceramic, porcelain, or travertine tile. The artwork can occupy a single tile or an entire wall of unlimited size. The tile can be used anywhere ordinary ceramic tile lives,...

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