Mosaic tiles are great for features and walls alike.
Mosaic tiles are normally small pieces of ceramic, glass, porcelain or stone joined on hessian or pvc sheet approximately 300x300mm in size.
They can be used as feature panels on walls or cut down with a knife or scissors to form borders and inset tiles. They are also great for tiling curved walls and bases for wet room showers as they can follow falls leading to an outlet drain. Although some glass mosaic is not suitable to tile on the floor.
Highly polished mosaic pieces approximately 50mm in size can be slippery when liquids are left on the surface however smaller matt finish size pieces approximately 25mm in size can give added grip as the joints of grout form individual sections for the foot to have friction on.
Mosaic tiles are joined on a sheet on the back of the pieces so they can be laid as a whole sheet although due to the weight of some mosaics, batons may have to be put up temporarily to hold them in place while the adhesive sets.
Some mosaics designed for use in swimming pools are joined on the face of the pieces by a sheet of paper that is soaked and removed after the adhesive has set.
All mosaics can be cut on a electric diamond blade machine or grinder but this can be time consuming. Traditional parrot mosaic tile nippers can also cut individual pieces.
With all natural stone Mosaic products, the correct sealant is very important, and we recommend using Lithofin Products
Examples of Mosaic tiles Tiles