New Zealand Abalone (Pāua) Tiles

Luméa shells are handcrafted into functional tiles to share the ocean’s beauty through architecture, and interior design. Luméa New Zealand Abalone Shell Tiles are made using either handcrafted shell shapes or our shell veneer and come with a range of different backing options to best suit your end use. Choose from Listello, Solid Shell Panel and Mosaic forms.


Subway and Listello

Subway and Listello

Luméa Subway and Listello Tiles are designed for use as a decorative feature tile popular as a border or insert. They are composed of Luméa veneers glued to a ceramic backing and sealed with a protective coating. The New Zealand Abalone Subway and Listello Tiles show off the organic patterns and beautiful blue colours come in three colours, including the popular natural.

Solid Shell Panel

Solid Shell Panel

Formed using handcrafted pieces of solid shell, pieced together in a variety of eye-catching designs and polished to an elegant finish. Luméa Solid Shell Panels have a standard size of 300 x 300 mm, or can be custom made in panel sizes up to 2400 x 1200 mm with a backing of either alloy honeycomb, siliceous calcium board or MDF.



Luméa Mosaic Tiles are hand cut square shell pieces laid out on poly fabric backing ready for installation. Once grouted into place shell mosaics offer a soft natural feel to wet areas and wall features.


  • Blue


  • Green



A popular border or feature tile, best suited for areas not exposed to continuous water or direct radiant heat. Please refer to the Technical data PDF for more information.

Used often for luxurious feature walls in commercial fit outs, splash backs in kitchens, panelling in doors and cabinets and bathrooms. Best not to use in wet floor areas where water may not drain away fully. Great for use on interior walls.

Used often in bathroom and kitchen tiled areas. The mosaic tiles can be used as they are, in 300 x 300 mm sheets, or alternatively because the mesh backing can be cut easily with scissors, use your creativity to develop a design which you can build yourself.


200 x 100 mm (7.87" x 1.97")
200 x 25 mm (7.87" x 0.98")
50 x 50 mm (1.97" x 1.97")

300 x 300 mm (11.811" x 11.811")
100 x 100 mm (3.94" x 3.94")

300 x 300 mm (11.811" x 11.811")


  • Square


  • 15 x 15 mm Square

    15 x 15 mm Square


Shell is a natural product with a variety of factors that affect appearance. Your screen settings also affect the experience of the colours and appearance. Therefore, there is no guarantee it will be possible to achieve the exact appearance as what you see on this website. Certain characteristics of our products may be altered depending on storage conditions or their use in combination with other ingredients. This is beyond our control and we strongly recommend contacting us directly with specific enquiries and testing prior to use.

Tell us about your project...

Your project is unique, so we provide personalised advice before delivering worldwide from our studio in New Zealand.

Luméa products are made from natural shell with a variety of factors that affect form and function. If you can’t find the right product from within our range, then talk to us about our custom design service. We love to experiment and collaborate with our partners to create unique solutions.


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