WHEN GABRIELLE MORABIA FIRST DISCOVERED THE OLD HOUSE THAT WOULD BE HER HOME IN PROVENCE, FRANCE, SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PATCHWORK OF CEMENT TILES IN THE LIVING ROOM.
Do you wish you could make changes to your home without spending a fortune?
Gabrielle fell in love with a 200 year old town house with high ceilings, marble fireplaces and a tapestry of patterned floor tiles throughout. The kitchen however was less than lovely. A dark brown affair with fruit & flowers tiles, it had to be eliminated immediately. But how?
She toyed with the idea of ripping the tiles out and replacing them with some gorgeous Moroccan tiles, but the costs & mess didn't appeal to her husband.. Painting was the next best option, but a solid color didn't appeal her love of pattern. It was then she realized she might be able to print an image of a tile onto a laminated decal. And so began Quadrostyle Vinyl Sticker Works.
After a meeting with her graphic team in Bali they set to work creating a printable version of real life tiles. Together they sourced the best vinyl materials, searched for a low tack adhesive & high commercial grade laminating to protect the surface from scratches. Once satisfied with their efforts the team shipped the stickers to the new house in France for testing.
Ten days later.... bye bye fruity brown tiles, hello stunning kitchen splash backs! Naturally Gabrielle was thrilled with the results.
WHO IS GABRIELLE MORABIA?
Gabrielle Morabia is a fashion designer, interior decorator, mother and now also inventor of Quadrostyle vinyl sticker works. Her career in design has spanned two decades, tempting her from her home in Sydney, to Bali & the South of France. She continues to work out of her studio in downtown Aix en Provence. When she is not travelling or working away at Quadrostyle to develop cool tile products, she spends her time on the endless renovation of the house that inspired it all.
Owner, Creator, Designer
Logistics & Shipping
Accepted payment methods
You do not need an account with Paypal to make payment with debit/credit card.. Just use your regular credit card and follow the instructions on each page. It's simple and safe to use.
Unfortunately we cannot accept cancellations once your order has been processed. Should you need to cancel or amend all or a part of your order contact us immediately and we'll do our best for you.
Note: Please leave your CONTACT NUMBER in the notes to seller while checking out. This helps our courier to communicate with you in case of delays or issues in address. Your order will not be shipped without the phone number.
We usually ship item out in 3-5 days after order confirmation.
All items will be sent by EXPRESS airmail (TNT or EMS Indo Pos,)which takes around 7 -10 working days for delivery. We pack each order in bubble wrap to ensure they arrive safely. A tracking number with link is provided to the buyer AFTER dispatch of the consignment.
All items are packed with care and boxed with a free gift!
We are based on the beautiful island of Bali, so unless you're based in Indonesia your order is an International delivery and may be subject to tax & import duties. These charges if applicable are calculated on the total of your order including shipping costs.
Certain areas or countries, such as the EU, impose Value Added Tax ( VAT ) and/or duty to our products when they enter.
Any additional fees derived from importation, such as taxes, processing or brokerage fees are the customer’s sole responsibility. Please check your country's custom policies before buying an item. We will not be responsible if custom holds or confiscates certain items.
Here's a link to offer you more detail: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/common/buying_online/buying_goods/within_non_eu_en.htm
Returns and exchanges
Should you be unsatisfied in any way please get in touch.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! We want you to be thrilled with your purchase. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, just return your tile stickers (buyer will be responsible for return shipping cost & customs duties if any) in its original packaging for a full refund(excluding shipping) of your purchase price. It's as simple as that! We cannot accept items that have been installed or have been attempted to be installed & we cannot accept returns on custom, sample or sale items.
Use the CONTACT US link within 14 days of receiving your order. Claims after 14 days will not be entered into.
Contact us for the RMA ( Return Merchandise Authorization ) - Goods received without a RMA will not be received.
Explain the problem to us and we'll do our very best to rectify the situation.
Return the UNUSED stickers to us and we'll process your refund upon receipt of the goods.
Please note that you are responsible for returning the goods to us at your own cost.
Provide a tracking number when you return the goods to us. Without one we cannot trace it.
We will refund you for all charges less the cost of the initial shipping.
Custom orders, Samples & Sale items are final - No returns accepted.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each order receives a " How to Install " guide. You can download it now by cutting & pasting this link into your internet browser.
Tile Stickers: http://www.quadrostyle.com/#!tile-sticker-installation/b7abi
Wall Papers: http://www.quadrostyle.com/#!wallpaper-installation/bjolo
We recommend using the edge of a credit card to smooth out larger tile stickers.
We recommend having the help of a friend when installing wallpaper panels. Consider having a wallpaper hanging brush for faster, easier installation on walls & floors.
Don't see exactly what you're looking for?
Our graphic design team can just about create anything you'd like to see on your tile stickers. Write to us to learn more - we love to help you realize a new DIY project
Any order over $750.00 is considered a large order. Contact us with your project as you may be able to apply for a discount.
We offer free samples with large orders so that clients can be 100% sure of the color & quality before the full order is printed. This offer will create a delay in the printing process as we wait for you to receive & approve the samples. Allow 7 days to receive your samples. We find that this offer alleviates the hassle to return the order.
Kindly note, in the case you decide to cancel the order after receiving the samples the shipping cost will be deducted from your refund.
We welcome orders from boutiques, decorators, architects & stylists.
We offer reduced rates depending on the size of your order.
Contact us for a commercial kit.
YES, we offer samples on all designs.
Click here to order samples https://www.etsy.com/listing/251989609/tile-decals-tiles-for-kitchenbathroom
Our Floor Tile Sticker collection has samples within the size menu. Please use this method to order floor tile stickers.
Tile sticker samples are the same as wallpaper samples, so please use the link above for wallpaper samples.
We try very hard to achieve as close a result as that you see on your screen, however please note that each monitor resolution can vary, so we ask you to understand the subtle variations.
OH NO! I HAVEN'T ORDERED ENOUGH
Please note that each purchase is made to order.
Please be sure to measure & calculate your needs so you order enough for your project.
We have supplied a tile calculator within our principal site www.quadrostyle.com
Just look for the TOOLS tab for the calculator.
New orders may have subtle color differences as each order is considered a batch. Therefore ordering extra units may not match up to your first order. We recommend you order just over your needs to have a few extra on hand.
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is a tile sticker?
Our tile stickers are a durable, adhesive backed vinyl film, less than 1mm thick, using the most cutting edge printing technology available. Each tile sticker is then laminated to take some serious abuse. The low tack, re-adjustable adhesive backing make them a breeze to install and will not damage the existing surface. Our Peel & Stick tile stickers are sold in packs of 24 & 36 units, with each individual tile available in 6 different sizes.
They are re-positionable but we don't recommend re-using them once applied.
Q. How durable are they?
We love these decals mainly because of their ease of installation ( you really can do it yourself!) and their durability! The material we print on was developed to be used for outdoor signage, vehicle wraps, stadiums and point of purchase for retail stores and malls. We have just taken this high tech material, printed it with our fabulous designs and laminated it with a heavy duty laminate. Though it is a sticker, it is seriously durable! We love that it can be used outdoors and in wet areas as well. Dirt and debris cleans up easily with a damp mop. Perfect for a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, pantry, rental home or even a dance floor. We've had clients even install them on a porch! Kindly note these are not a permanent solution.
Q. Can they be installed over existing ceramic tile that has grout lines?
YES! Our tile stickers are perfectly designed to cover your old ceramic tiles. Measure your tiles between the grout lines & order the matching size. Tile stickers need to be applied directly on top of the tile, not over grout. It's like a tile face lift!
Can't find your size? Don't worry, we can custom cut them to your dimensions. Did you know there are several great grout refresh products on the market, so you could have what will look like a brand, spanking new tile job!
Please contact us with your measurements and we will happily provide a quote.
Q. Tile Stickers or Wallpaper Panels: which is better?
Tile stickers go over tiled surfaces. Wallpaper panels go over smooth surfaces eg: walls, stair risers, floors & furniture.
Walls: They must be painted in a satin or gloss paint, smooth & non porous. Matte effect paints repel tile stickers & they'll just fall off, so we recommend to re paint the wall with a gloss finish & leave to dry 2 weeks.
Floors: Cover a larger surface with less joins - an alternative to using tile sticker packs. Use the floor panels for smooth floors , they provide a better resistance to high traffic areas such as the kitchen, foyer or corridors as they feature our heavy-duty laminate.
Q. What surfaces CAN I use your products on?
All our tile sticker packs & panels feature the same low tack, re-adjustable adhesive backing. Stick them on any of these surfaces:
- Ceramic tiles
- Laminate flooring
- Varnished wood floors
- Sealed cement
- Satin or gloss painted walls & floors.
All surfaces must be free of dust & grease. Surface preparation is the key to a long lasting & durable finish.
Q. What surfaces won't work with your products?
Surfaces that are porous or subject to damp or humidity will not provide a suitable support. Pre treat the following surfaces with a waterproof sealer, paint or varnish prior to applying our products:
- Terracotta or Stone tiles
- Unsealed Concrete
- Raw wood including plywood, medium, MDF & particleboard.
- Dry walls, Plasterboard or plastered walls painted in a matte paint.
Surfaces that are waxed will not provide a suitable support for the adhesive to stay. Some ceramic tiles feature a factory applied wax film, this must be removed for good adhesion.
Surfaces that are rough, raw or heavily textured will show through the tile sticker surface.
Ask our advice to pre-treat these surfaces. We've loads of industry tips & tricks to share.
Q. Will they come in a sheet or cut out?
Our products are pre cut ready for you to install.
Tile sticker packs are available in 6 sizes & cut to your existing tile size, just peel off the backing and stick.
Panels are just larger tiles & available in 1 size - 60 x 120 cm ( 24 x 48 " )
When correctly installed the pattern is seamless with no visible joins.
We can custom cut wallpaper panels to cover kitchen islands, stair risers, shelves & table tops. For easy installation we do not recommend cutting sizes larger than 24" ( 60cm ) .
Q. Are they suitable in wet areas? Kitchens? Bathrooms?
YES, our vinyl sticker products are perfect to use in areas where there is moisture.
They are water resistant.
Install them behind the kitchen sink or stove. Splashes of water, hot steam or cooking oils can be wiped away with a damp sponge.
Install them in your shower, the droplets of water just run off.
Clean the tile surface from dirt, soap & oil prior to the application of stickers. The steam from cooking or showering will not affect the adhesive.
However these stickers are not waterproof.
Do not install them on the bottom of the shower floor where water can collect, nor in a pond, basin, sink or pool.
If your terrace floor is not flat and rain collects in puddles we do not recommend installing tile stickers on it.
Q. What is the right tile size?
We offer different sizes of tile stickers.
Measure the length & width of your tiles & see your size is available in drop down size menu.
We can custom design rectangular & subway sizes, contact us for a personal quotation.
Do not calculate the grout line or join between the tiles, our tile sticker needs to be applied directly on top of the tile with the existing grout visible. Get ready to fool all your friends, they look like real tiles.
Q. Which finish is best? Matte or Gloss?
That's really up to you!
Matte finish replicates cement tiles & has no sheen whatsoever. The color is softer / less bright than the gloss version.
Gloss finish really looks like a ceramic tile. It has a reflective surface & the colors are bright.
When installing on floors we recommend the matte finish.