2021, blog, January, Tile Talk

Tips When Buying Mosaic Tiles

Tips When Buying Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic tiles are small pieces of tiles that are put together in a sheet and are usually artistic pieces. These tiny tiles add gorgeous, intricate designs to any room, and are usually used as backsplashes or featured walls as well as outdoor décor or pools. They are quite versatile and because they come in many different colours, sizes, and shapes, they can achieve a unique look in the living space. Here are some tips to consider when buying mosaic tiles.

Selecting Colours​

The colour of the mosaic tiles should coordinate with the entire room as a whole. Choose light and bright colours to make small rooms feel brighter or look larger than they actually are. Consider the amount of natural light filling in the room to select the degree of reflectiveness of the mosaic tiles that you wish to have.

Creating a Unique Look

Mosaics are mostly used to enhance the look of your living space. Be adventurous when choosing different styles and textures. Try mixing and matching them with the main wall and floor tiles to create a truly unique and fantastic look.

Purchase More Than Less

Be sure to buy at least 10% more tiles than the amount you actually need to allow for cutting and accidental breakages during installation. Depending on how intricate your tile laying pattern is or the number of multi-sized tiles needed to achieve your layout pattern, you may need up to 30% additional tiles.

Tile Adhesive and Grout

One of the most important aspects of a tiling project is the tile adhesive and grout. The adhesive is used to apply the tiles to the surface of the wall or the floor and the tile grout is used to complete the look by filling the gaps between the tiles. Talk to your contractor about using quality adhesives and your interior designer on the grout colours to complete the design of your room.​

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