You may have seen their ads on social media – that’s how I came across Mixtiles.
Now I don’t know about you, but I grew up in a household where making any sort of hole on the walls was forbidden. If any blemishes were detected by the parental, an immediate investigation would be launched and the culprit would be in some pretty deep poops. This of course meant that no pictures could be hung since that required a nail.
Now that I have my own place, this fear of defacing the walls are still deeply ingrained in me. So imagine my surprise as I was scrolling through my Instagram feed recently, and came across an ad for these Mixtiles.
“What is this madness?!” I thought to myself. Was there finally a way to put pictures up without damaging the walls? And you can stick and re-stick them as much as your heart desires? I had to try them for myself…
> WHAT ARE MIXTILES?
Mixtiles are photo tiles that you can attach to your wall through adhesive backing. They’re non-permanent; meaning that you can stick, remove, and re-stick the tiles to your walls and it’s not supposed to leave any damage. Thus, you can revamp your wall tile arrangement as many times as you like!
The tiles are square, 8 inches by 8 inches, and under an inch thick.
> HOW DO YOU ORDER THEM?
You order them through the Mixtiles app that you download through the iOS App Store.
Once you open the app:
- Select “Create A Set.”
- Choose the photos you want to order.
- Tap “Review Tiles.”
- You’ll see a preview of how your pictures will look on the tiles. Tap the picture for the option to adjust how it will appear in tile form. Make sure you swipe thru and review all the tiles you’re ordering, so you know what they’re going to look like. Also, use high quality photos, and don’t zoom in too much on a photo. Although I think if your picture’s resolution is too low the app gives you an error or warning, but it’s better to be safe.
- Put in your payment and address info, and confirm your order 🙂
After you submit your order, you’ll be emailed a receipt and order confirmation. The confirmation email has an estimated shipment date and delivery date, and also a PDF showing the photo tiles that you ordered.
> HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
As of this writing, you order them by the set – a minimum of 3 tiles for $49, and each additional tile is $9.
So it’s more cost effective for you to buy a bunch of tiles at once then make multiple separate orders, since each new order is still $49 for the first 3 tiles.
Also, SHIPPING IS FREE!
Once I received the email saying that my order has shipped, along with it’s tentative delivery date, I typically received them on time or earlier.
> SO WHAT’S THE FINAL WORD?
MIXTILES ARE AWESOME! I love them so much that I even ordered more for Christmas presents for the Grandparents! The tiles are great quality and the pictures came out beautifully. They’re super light since they’re made out of a foam material, and really easy to use with their adhesive backing.
I initially doubted the tackiness longevity as you stick and re-stick the tiles multiple times, but so far they’re holding up very well.
One thing to note, the Mixtile Ads make removing the tiles from the wall appear completely effortless, but you do have to put in a little more power to pop them off the wall. Maybe it becomes easier as you keep sticking and re-sticking them? Either way, it’s still pretty simple to move them around 🙂
I’ve moved my tiles around a few times, and so far my walls are still intact – paint and all.
Overall, I recommend Mixtiles! The hardest part of ordering them was stopping myself from ordering more than I have wall space for!
*** UPDATE 12/28/17: GET 2 FREE TILES! ***
I was just informed by Mallory at Mixtiles that they have a referral program! If you use this link to download the Mixtiles App on your iPhone, you and I will both receive two free additional tiles along with our order!
You should see this message at the top of your screen: (If not, you may have to delete the app from your device and follow the link to download it again)