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Mosaic Tile

The design details of your home are what makes the property unique. When people shop for homes, they are not only looking at the location, square footage, and foundation, but also those design details you have chosen. One of the most magnificent design details you can add to your home is mosaic tile. Piecing together small pieces of tile in different colors and shapes to create an image is an elegant way to add permanent art to your home. Mosaic art is a timeless design detail that gives your house beautiful character and history. Our favorite place to implement the artwork of mosaic tile is in the bathroom.

Where to Add Mosaic Art

You have a couple of options of where and how to add mosaic art in your bathroom. The most common place to add small tile pieces is on the floor. People love the custom look that tile flooring provides, especially when you get to hand craft a pattern and colors. If you have a spa bathroom or a classic theme, creating a piece of art on your bathroom floor with mosaic tile is a perfect design idea. Use different colors of tile to create a detailed and intricate pattern, or create an actual scene like a tree or flower.

Another common place mosaic tile is used in the bathroom is on the walls. Adding a tile crafted piece of art on your bathroom walls will create a striking and attractive design features. Like with the bathroom floors, you can create an image out of the tiles or a beautiful pattern in line with your bathroom theme.

The most basic thing you can do with mosaic tile in your bathroom is create a piece of art on your countertops, sink, and backsplash. Sinks with intricate mosaic tile designs are very popular; expanding this design detail to your countertops and backsplash will provide a beautiful and subtle piece of art.

Tile Materials

Tile comes in a variety of different materials, each with their own design benefits in creating a mosaic art masterpiece. The most popular types of granite to create mosaic artwork are glass, stone, ceramic, and porcelain.

  • Glass tile is the most popular type of tile to use in mosaic artwork, especially in bathroom walls, counters, and backsplash. Glass is the most eco-friendly out of all tile options and gives you any color option to create a design. Other materials are more limited in colors. Glass also has the greatest shine out of all the materials. These reasons are what make it a popular material for mosaic art.

  • Stone tile pieces provide a beautiful earthy piece of artwork. This is perfect for bathrooms that are rooted in nature with plants or with the goal of relaxation in mind. Stone tiles are limited in color, but provide the perfect aesthetic for the nature-centric bathroom design.

  • Ceramic tile is another popular tile option with a wider variety of color options available than stone. Ceramic tile can come in any size, allowing you to create a varied mosaic masterpiece in your bathroom.

  • Porcelain tile is the least used for mosaic tile art, but has the potential to create beautiful yet simplistic art in your bathroom. Porcelain is durable and resistant to moisture, but is limited in colors because the porcelain has to be painted or glazed from a natural base color.

Things to Consider

Before you begin your tile masterpiece, no matter where you choose to create your mosaic in the bathroom, here are some things to consider.

  • No matter what tile you choose for a floor mosaic, you will have to be diligent about cleaning it. Soap scum and other dirt can wear down the tile mosaic over time.

  • If you are choosing tile floors, think about the slip factor of the different tile materials. You want a tile that has some grit to it so there is less risk of falling.

  • Ceramic tile holds moisture, causing it to crack over time. You will need to be careful with ceramic tile and use a proper sealing technique to avoid moisture issues.

  • If you are installing glass tile anywhere in your bathroom, have an expert install it. Glass requires careful installation so no errors occur in the design and moisture cannot get underneath the tiles.