How To Make Your Own Mosaic Top Table

Boyce and Bean Mosaic Tile

Have fun with mosaic tile! Sometimes our favorite furniture starts to look a little worn down, or we find a great piece at a thrift store or garage sale, but it needs a little sprucing up. There are so many ways to give that old table or nightstand a fresh new look. The best way to give new life to your furniture is to create a tabletop tile mosaic. Not only is it simple, but the pattern possibilities are endless. Continue reading →

Tile Your Bathtub and Shower Enclosure

Kaldewei surround tubs

A tile is a great option for a tub or shower enclosure.  Many people choose to use tile during their bathroom renovation projects because it is both water and stain resistant, fairly easy to install, and can be modified to fit any budget.  Tile is also very customizable offering a vast selection of shapes, colors, patterns, and designs to create the perfect look for your space. The finished product is also easy to maintain and keeps looking great for years to come. Continue reading →

How-To: Choose and Lay Mosaic Tile

Mosaic tile is a very popular design choice for floors, walls, back splashes, accents, and even walkways. Because much of it is made of natural stone, it creates that natural elegance that compliments almost any design or color scheme. It also provides a mild texture that is necessary for a complete and beautiful room design.

Choosing mosaic tile can sometimes be difficult, because there are many different materials, sizes, and colors. However, the material you decide on should be in line with the usual tile flooring guidelines. This “fancy” tile still needs to be durable to be used as flooring! Color, of course, depends on your own preference and the palette chosen for the area you will be tiling. One of our favorites is the Silver Quartzite mosaic tile from Island Stone (shown left.) This tile is made of natural tumbled stone to bring out the natural beauty, and the size is perfect for many floors and walls, making it very versatile.

Typically, smaller tiles are used for accents and back splashes, while the large mosaic tiles are used for flooring, to cover walls, and for walkways. Using the mesh-backed tile means you can trim where necessary to custom fit your project.

Laying the tile is very easy, but there are a few tips to keep in mind that will help you get the most beautiful, professional-looking installation. The below video does a wonderful job of explaining the best way to lay a mosaic tile floor.