Mosaic tiles are an excellent way to beautifying your home. It is suitable for both interiors and exteriors. There is no limit to one’s creativity where they are concerned—except perhaps the budget! As long as you have a firm hold on your expenses for mosaic tiles and have it carefully planned out, the results will be well worth the effort and expense.
Here are examples of different kinds of tiles and other materials that you can use to create a beautiful and unique wall or floor mosaic:
1. Natural Stone
This is the most Eco-friendly option, but it’s also difficult to get precisely the right kind of shade, shape, and cut for what you have in mind. If you hire stone and tile cutters with lots of contacts, this won’t be a problem though. Besides, you can also use pebbles, if the colour suits your design. Natural stone is great because the texture and colours are very organic. They will also last long outdoors.
2. Ordinary Tile
These are perfect because there are thousands of colours, designs, and textures to choose from so you won’t run out of materials to create the image or pattern you want. Tiles are also easy to cut, no matter what size or shape. That means you can create almost any pattern or image you want!
There are many kinds of glass that can be used for mosaics. Glass tiles, stained glass, sintered glass, vitreous glass, prism glass, and so forth. Even an ordinary mirror can be used for a wall mosaic. Since glass is indeed delicate, they are not all recommended for floor mosaics. Each type of glass tile can bring a unique mix into a mosaic though, that’s why designers and tile setters for mosaic projects like to use them.
Using bricks for mosaics is the old-school style of wall and floor décor. Bricks are durable and can withstand heat, rain, and tough contact with running feet, heavy furniture, and wheels. They are also easy to cut into different shapes and sizes. Bricks are now made into different colours and textures, so you can use them to add an earthy feel or colour to your mosaic.
Now, with these materials in hand, what kinds of mosaics should you create?
- Patterns – These are the easiest to make. You just need to pick tiles or other materials in two or more colours and textures. You can even have them cut beforehand in specific sizes or shapes. Since all that’s left is to actually set the tiles on the floor or wall, you can begin to create a mosaic on your own. Set the colours or shapes alternately, create a pattern, set them like a jigsaw puzzle, it’s up to you.
- Colour Progressions – This is a popular theme for bathrooms. Tiny tiles in one colour but in different hues are laid down from lightest to darkest, horizontally or vertically. Make it quirky by setting several dark tiles in random locations among the lighter tiles.
- Images – This is more difficult, so experts are naturally required to create image mosaics.
Ask for recommendations from tile setters and designers so that the mosaic you end up with will truly fit in your unit.