Mosaic tile is usually defined as tile that is 2″ or less in size. Although traditional mosaics are often square, today’s patterns comes in a wide variety of shapes, colors and textures. Most tiles are mounted on a mesh or adhesive back, however individual tiles can usually be ordered for special projects. Since patterns and designs are arranged and ready for installation for tile floors, interior walls, and dozens of other applications, your biggest challenge is deciding which style works for you.Visit Mosaic Tile for more details.
Square mosaics may be the most recognizable style. Tiles are available in sizes as small as 5/8″ to 2″ square. The color can be uniform, or varied. The color variation is often dependent on the natural material used. Marble, limestone, travertine, onyx, slate, and granite are all popular stones used in mosaic tiles. Mosaic tiles are also available in patterns. These styles often mix sizes and shapes of tiles. Along with square tiles, patterns often include rectangles, hexagons, circles and octagons. Tiles can have a basket weave, pinwheel or brick wall appearance.
Mixed material mosaics blend stone, metal and glass together to create variations in color, texture, and surface appearance. Some mixed material mosaics offer modern multi leveled surfaces.
Hand cut and crafted mosaic tiles offer yet another option. Katami stone tile are hand cut stalks in a random fashion, then matched and lined up. Masterwork collections feature intricately cut patterns and designs reminiscent of classic mosaic patterns found in historic sites all over the world. These high end mosaic tile styles are popular in many New York City residences and commercial buildings.
Each of these styles of mosaic tiles is available with different surface treatments. Depending on the material used, tiles can be polished, polished and honed, or tumbled. These different finishing techniques can create a shining, elegant surface or a natural, textured one.
After you choose the right style and surface treatment for your project, take a look at mosaic borders to create a finished look. Borders can be added to edges of counters, tops and bottoms of walls, along the center or top of back splashes, along stair risers, or added to the design of the floor. Take your time and look at design magazines and books for more ideas when decorating with mosaic tiles. The options and design combinations are extensive. If you become overwhelmed consider a design to help you navigate the possibilities.
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