Mosaic tile flooring has been around for thousands of years. From the intricate mosaic flooring in ancient Greek and Rome to the retro mosaics in your grandmother’s home, this style continues to be popular throughout the years. And it’s not just for floors. It commonly found on backsplashes and fireplace surrounds, for example.
Learn more about mosaic tile from the team at Floor Coverings International Plano to find out if it’s the right style for your Plano area home.
What is Mosaic Tile?
Mosaic tiles are more of a style than a material. Any type of tile, ceramic, porcelain, stone or glass for example, can be arranged in a mosaic pattern. The tiles are typically small for the greatest impact with the design. The materials can also be mixed, such as porcelain tile with glass tile accents to add more dimensional depth and style to the mosaic pattern. There are limitless colors, patterns and designs to create with a mosaic technique.
Today, many mosaic tile patterns are pre-made and connected to a mesh backing for easy installation. They can come in rectangular, square, or hexagonal shapes and are adhered to the floor or other application with thin-set mortar. The tile sheets can be cut to size to fit into flooring or wall spaces that may have unique architectural angles.
Advantages to Mosaic Tile
The greatest benefit of mosaic tile is the design possibilities. You can find many pre-set mosaic patterns, or really get creative and make your own. Just like any tile installation, mosaic tiles are as durable and waterproof as the materials you use. Mosaic tiles are common in bathrooms, but are also often found in kitchens, laundry rooms, mudrooms, and sunrooms.
Disadvantages to Mosaic Tile
One of the major disadvantages to mosaic tile flooring is the installation process. It can be tricky to lay mosaic tile evenly and get the grout lines clean. It is always advisable to have an experienced flooring professional who specializes in installing mosaic tile do the work for you.
You also have to be careful about walking on the surface, which can become slippery when wet. So in rooms where there will be a lot of moisture, such as bathrooms, you may want to consider textured tiles to give a more slip-resistant surface or area rugs in high traffic spaces.
The Beauty of Mosaic Tile
Mosaic tiles offer a unique and aesthetically pleasing appearance to any Plano home. With the many different colors and designs, you can create memorable flooring surfaces that you will love for many years to come. If you are interested in learning more about mosaic tile or another flooring option, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Plano for a free in-home consultation.
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