An honest review of TilePix photo tiles, from ordering to delivery to installation. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Have you guys tried TilePix yet? I’m sure you’ve seen these framed photo tiles that you can stick and restick to the wall. You may have even seen these on the Today Show (they were featured there). Well, TilePix sent me some of their photo tiles to try and I was so pleased with how they turned out I decided to write about it!
Instead of printing and hanging family photos, I decided to go more of the art route. I do own an Etsy Print Shop after all. There is a collection of fern prints that I’ve been wanting to get up on my walls and this was the perfect way to do it!
I’ve tried stickable photo tiles before, but these are so much better because they are framed and it makes all the difference! So, if you’ve been wanting to get more family photos up, or you want to try these photo tiles for yourself – now’s the perfect time. Plus, new customers get 30% off their first order.
What are TilePix?
TilePix are framed 8.25 x 8.25 square photos. The frame itself comes in black, white or gray (they are the only company to offer gray, by the way). Each tile is just under 1 inch thick.
You can upload photos or art from your iPhone or computer to the TilePix website and try out different frames. It will show you exactly what your TilePix are going to look like. You can even change photos from color to black and white. AND, you can also split 1 photo across a grouping of Photo Tiles for a different look. They make it super easy to do that through the website or their app. Trust me – you do not need any technical experience here.
I found ordering to be a really fun and easy process; I could easily switch between the options to see exactly how my tiles were going to look. This is one of the main reasons I love TilePix – they have really good editing options versus other companies.
And like I said, I ordered a set of 9 tiles with my fern prints (that I had resized especially for this project) with a black frame.
Here’s one of the best parts. You can order your TilePix and pick them up SAME DAY from your local Walgreens. So no waiting if you want them right away. I found ordering the TilePix through the actual TilePix website easier and less clunky than ordering directly through Walgreens. I didn’t get the preview option through the Walgreens website when I tested it out.
Otherwise, you can have them delivered, for FREE. Your photo tiles arrive in a sturdy box with the magnetic mounting tape included. There’s also a set of instructions, and a little spacer that you use to hang your photo tiles perfectly.
How to Hang Your Framed Photo Tiles
No special tools needed, (although I did use a small level). Each tile has a magnet on the back and comes with a magnetic mounting pad. The mounting pad has a sticky side that you use to put it up on the wall. Then, you literally just “stick” your photo tiles to the magnet.
You can move them around and up and down to get them exactly as you want them. The photo tiles just slide around on the magnet. It makes it easy to change out your family photos or rearrange your gallery walls without damage to your walls. Perfect for renters!
I think these photo tiles look best in a large grouping, and luckily the more tiles you order, the more you save. TilePix also has a membership so if you like to print a lot of family photos or change your art out often, it’s more cost effective to get the membership.
So what do you guys think? I hung these in my Cloffice and it’s been a gamechanger! It feels a lot cleaner and more open to me than the open shelving. Overall, I’m really happy with these photo tiles. It’s just a quick, easy way to get a gallery wall or family photos up on your wall!
My only cons would be that they are not matte (they are glossy) and I would want them to have a wood frame option. I do like the black frame. And they are always improving so I’m sure they will come out with more in the future. Honestly, the glossy look doesn’t bother me too much, I’m just so used to matte art. It’s the same as having glass over your frame. I took a few closeups so you could get a look.
I’m considering adding a TilePix gallery section to my art shop. These would be digital art prints like these ferns and other vintage art specially sized for these photo tiles that you can order.
Don’t forget, new customers get 30% off their first order! Try them out and see what you think!
Karen Sloan is the founder, editor and syndicated content writer of www.decorhint.com. She offers hints of inspiration for everyday living, including home ideas, DIY projects and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared on Google News, MSN, Pioneer Woman, Apartment Therapy, and Bustle, among others.