Maniscalco, the Australian-rooted designer, importer and distributor of high-quality glass, stone and metal decorative tiles, has brought the comprehensive Perth Penny Rounds metal mosaic range to market.

Perth Penny Rounds are painstakingly created using a specially developed process incorporating sheet metal caps tightly laminated onto a porcelain tile body. The copper cap is made from solid copper while stainless caps are made from highest-quality stainless steel, offering superior corrosion-resistance. The black color of the stainless cap is the result of a highly unique anodizing process. Ideally installed on residential or commercial interior walls both for wet or dry locations, Perth Penny Rounds may also be installed vertically in exterior frost-free areas. The range is not recommended for countertops or floors and should not be specified for projects consisting of steam showers or submerged areas.

Each "penny" is 3/4-inch in diameter and comes on 11 1/4-inch x 11 1/2-inch sheets. Maniscalco offers eight exquisite penny rounds' colors: Polished Stainless Steel, Brushed Stainless Steel, Stippled Stainless Steel, Antique Copper, Polished Copper, Brushed Copper, Brushed Black Stainless Steel, Brushed Blend of Black/Stainless Steel/Copper.

"Our mates in America generally think of 'pennies,' and then think 'copper,'" said Rob Maniscalco, the firm's owner. "We've changed that with our Perth Penny Rounds Collection, our customers can now choose from a variety of metal types and finishes. The feedback from designers has been very encouraging; they simply love the fact that we are offering something that they can specify that is not linear."