Tile by Design was founded in the fall of 2004. The business originated as a manufacturer of Fine Art Tile murals using a sublimation process for putting digital images on ceramic, tumbled marble, and glass tile. Although this process created beautiful tiles that were suitable for indoor use, we later discovered there was a need for a more durable solution for floors, countertops and the outdoors. In the fall of 2008 we added "kiln fired" tiles to our options, where the color is baked into the surface creating a UV fade proof and scratch resistant solution.
Although the business has consistently grown in size over the years, it remains a small business at heart and we strive to serve our customers like a small business would, with loads of personal service. Thank you for visiting our site and please let us know if you have any question regarding our products.
In 2013, the business was purchased by the Shaffer family and relocated to the Allegheny Mountains of Central Pennsylvania.
Dan Shaffer- Owner
A young entrepreneur, Dan started his career in the real estate development industry by flipping houses. Having taken on renovations of all different sizes, he can appreciate both the challenges and rewards in any home improvement project. Dan currently leads the day-to-day operations, and can answer your questions regarding any of our products.
I am a land developer and builder of thirty years. My wife and I used Tile by Design to custom make tiles for our Penthouse Master Bath shower area. A photograph of a waterfall that we sent them was transferred onto the back of tempered glass tiles. They “photo shopped” the floor of the shower using their magic. The tiles were numbered and carefully shipped to our location in Florida. None were damaged. It has become a main focal point of the entire job.
We LOVE the tile picture! The original photo was taken by a friend of mine, and the mural adds a secret personal touch to the home as most people just think it's a beautiful picture of our city. The tile fits the space perfectly, and has held up to all the chili, pasta sauce, and bacon grease splashes I can throw at it. We get compliments all the time. I'm so glad I found your company; we couldn't be more pleased with how it came out! Thank you!!
We are so pleased at how the tile picture we purchased from you really makes our kitchen something special to us.
Vicki & Guy D.
I worked with Dan at Tile by Design to customize my backsplash. He was fantastic! I was overwhelmed with a full home renovation and he took the job I gave him and ran with it. One aspect of it was a little complicated and had a couple of moving parts, but Dan handled everything. As far as other aspects: timeliness, cost, professionalism, Tile by Design was top notch. Lastly, my backsplash looks great – everyone comments on it! I would definitely work with them again and I highly recommend them.
Purchased from Tile by Design, Brandley "Copper Leaves" tile mural as a backsplash for my kitchen remodel. I was thrilled how beautiful the colors in the tile brought together the colors in the surrounding areas. Daniel Shaffer was very professional and shipped the tile right away. I would definately do business with this company again. They have some beautiful product to choose from.
I am so pleased with the mural. Every time I walk in my kitchen I tell my husband "I love that mural".
I am a happy customer. Thank you.
I am extremely pleased with the quality of the tile images and the brightness of the colors. Since I installed the tiles with virtually no gap between them, uniformity of the tile sizes was essential. I am thrilled with the results. Thank you.
Tile By Design has wonderful, beautiful tiles, and I was able to make both bathrooms look brand new with just a few of them as artful touches. They are always professional and quick to respond to inquiries and troubleshooting. I hope I have an opportunity to do business with them again!
I absolutely love how this mural turned out. I get compliments on it every time someone new sees it in my kitchen. It brings a splash of bright color and is a pleasure to look at every time I cook. Thanks for doing such a beautiful job creating this piece of art from the photo I took.
Tile By Design - not only do they offer a unique concept of classic artwork available for your home, but they do impeccable work. Their reproductions and their finish work are the highest quality.
Professionalism, kindness, prompt follow up and terrific finished custom product. These are the words that come to mind after working with Dan Shaffer at Tile By Design. Dan did not flinch when I explained the special custom cooktop backsplash we were seeking to complete our kitchen remodel and was happy to pull together the components required to create our unique vintage Marian emblem. The price was very reasonable. We are grateful and pleased! Thanks, Dan!
Thank you for making my painting come to life.
We selected a photo and had Tile By Design blow it up to 8' wide by 5' high using 1' by 1' tiles. We selected a matte finish and it worked perfectly! In shipping we had one small little chip on one tile corner and Tile By Design replaced it no questions asked. Plus the delivery time was very quick and worked perfectly with our schedule. I found them on the internet and they have competitive pricing. I am a general contractor by trade. They did a great job in my wife's kitchen.
I received the tile mural yesterday and opened when I got home from work. I have to say I was blown away by how beautiful it was and what an amazing job you did!!!! I am so excited to have it installed in our new home in Colorado and will send a photo of the finished installation! I wish you all the business success. You are certainly the type of company that deserves it!
I wanted to forward a few photos of the both the "bear" kitchen mural and the egret bath mural. I am so pleased with how they came out. We always get wonderful compliments on both. In addition, you made the process go so smoothly and made the ideas I had in my mind come to life! Thank you so much!