Getting Started with Pewabic Design

May 05, 2020 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered about the Pewabic tile installations you’ve seen, or the hearths and backsplashes seen in various homes? This is the article for you! Here’s what you need to get started with your next Pewabic Tile installation. 

Pewabic Tile has been around over a century, and can be found in some of Detroit’s most beloved destinations. Our tile is featured in historic applications such as the Detroit Institute of Arts and more contemporary settings including Commerica Park and Little Ceasars Arena.

Iridescent tile niche (right) and Pewabic tile fountain at the Detroit Institute of Arts

We are proud to continue this tradition of craftsmanship, tailoring the experience and customizations to fit best into your lifestyle and design preferences. Whether you lean toward completely custom designs that fold in our signature Iridescent glaze, or you’re looking for a traditional Craftsman Style accent for your home, we’ve got you covered. 

Our design studio experts are here to help you through the process! We’re going to highlight what you can achieve from a custom design consultation, as well as our expedited Standard Runs and In-Stock Architectural tile options. 


Did you know our designers offer free one-hour custom design consultations? You can get the most out of yours by following a few key guidelines: 

  • We recommend you look through our online resources that include price, shape, and glaze color options. 
  • Have inspiration photos ready. This will give us a sense of your design and color preferences. 
  • Provide photos and measurements of the space. Having this information handy will give your Pewabic designer the specifications they need to get started on your design. 
  • If you'd rather directly speak with a member of our design team, fill out our form to jump right into scheduling your free one-hour consultation!

The hearth pictured below is set in a contemporary living room, drawing the eye directly to its multi-faceted design. This neo-futuristic design nods to Eero Saarinen, incorporating  complementary matte and iridescent glaze surfaces. 


Heritage Pattern Fireplace incorporating various Iridescent Glaze options  

Heritage Pattern Fireplace tile detail



Our Standard Runs options are great for those looking for an expedited and minimal design. We’ve streamlined the design process, making it easy for you to make that next DIY project a reality without the wait. A shorter lead time means you can have Pewabic Tile in your home in roughly 4-6 weeks. 

Check out our online catalog of glaze colors and profiles available in our Standard Runs collection. Below are some examples of designs that utilize glazes and styles available in this new offering. 

NOTE: A 4-6 week time frame is estimated when we are able to have all staff on-site. At this time, we are working with a minimal crew. 


Modern Herringbone Backsplash feat. our Smoke glaze

Wright Backsplash feat. our striking off-white 3x3 field tiles



Our In-Stock Architectural Tile Blends are comprised of four variations of 3x3 field tiles that are ready-to-install for your next kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, or floor project. 

Pewabic Blends are aptly titled after some of our favorite Detroit neighborhoods and places in some of our most popular colorways. 

This is a great option for those looking to get Pewabic tile in their homes quickly! Our In-Stock Architectural blends will be on sale sometime in the near future. Stay tuned! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.


Kitchen Accent wall featuring our sleek Woodward Blend

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Susan Istock Hanlon
Susan Istock Hanlon

August 05, 2020

I tiled my laundry room floor with Pewabic. It is gorgeous. I moved from the Detroit area 30 years ago and it reminds me of home.

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