It's very easy to picture Pebble Tile in a California bathroom. The organic, textural quality seems perfect for one of those comfortable, laidback homes you see in, say, the Chron's Fall Home Design Magazine (fourth house down, perhaps?).
The natural pebbles in the Pebble Collection are from Indonesia, and are hand-sorted for flatness and thickness. They're then individually pieced together and bonded onto a mesh backing to produce interlocking pebble tiles and borders of various sizes. When installed, the result is a completely seamless field or border. There are 13 color options, with lovely names like Polished River Rock, Ocean, and Skipping Stone. They're priced at $16 per 12" x 12" tile.
The Standing Pebble Collection's pebbles are stacked on end. They're available in 10 styles, for $12 per 4" x 12" tile.
At Oakland's Style Bath & Kitchen. (Edited from a post originally published 04.26.06)