A Guide to Choosing Mosaic Tiles
Transform your home with mosaic
Mosaic tiles have the power to transform your plain kitchen or bathroom into an artistic masterpiece. Timeless and elegant, mosaic designs can be incorporated anywhere inside or outside your home, to add colour and texture in a functional way. The most exciting feature about mosaic tiles is their versatility, suitable for any style of home and décor, from classic Victorian or a country homestead to an ultra-modern apartment. Whether you’re preparing to install a new kitchen splashback, or creating a decorative outdoor feature, mosaic tiles could be the perfect choice for you.
Mosaic tiles offer a bright and luminous finish that can be used to create a sense of added spaciousness in your kitchen or bathroom. You can use mosaic tiling to brighten a dark space, add drama with a large mosaic wall, or tile just one surface for a feature piece.
When selecting your mosaic tiles, think about the combinations of contrasting colours you would like to use. You might like to combine tiles in several shades of one dominant colour, such as grey, blue, or green, or if you’re feeling bold, pick a rainbow of colours for an eye-catching statement piece.
The possibilities are limited only by your imagination, with mosaic tiles available in a wide range of colours, sizes and textures, you can choose any assortment to suit your style.
Flexibility in Mosaic Design
Don’t be afraid to break the rules when using mosaic tiles. You can integrate mosaic designs anywhere in your home, and patterns can be bold and beautiful, or more neutral and restrained. For example, a kitchen splashback is a great opportunity to be brave with colour, texture and size, but in the bathroom you might prefer to use mosaic tiles in natural tones, on a smaller wall surface, or as a single feature piece.
Mosaic designs can also be used as flooring, or integrated into outdoor paving as a decorative feature. Ceramic, stone or timber-look tiles in various shades can be combined to create a mosaic border around a fireplace, or you might like to use a tiled mosaic pattern in outdoor structures such as a water feature wall.
Before making your tile selection, think of the different ways you can incorporate mosaic design into your home renovations. Don’t be afraid to embrace mosaic in several areas of the home.
Easy Maintenance & Durability
Ceramic mosaic tiles are stain resistant and easy to clean, needing just an easy wipe over with a wet cloth. This is especially important for people concerned about dust mites and allergies, and busy, time-poor families who need simple functionality. Not only beautiful, mosaic tiles are highly durable and can handle most cleaning agents too. This makes ceramic mosaic tiles a great option for creating a low-maintenance, hypoallergenic home that is not only liveable, but looks great too. When choosing tiles for your home, think about your lifestyle, the people, and possibly pets, who will be using the space, and how it will be used. That should give you a good indication of the style of tiles you need.
By asking yourself these few questions, you will have greater confidence in making your mosaic tile selection. If you’re ready to view the mosaic tile range at InStyle Ceramics, or you need help deciding on the right tiles for you, contact us today.