Mosaic Tile Flooring is perhaps the most well known type of flooring used by homeowners today. This is because you can make your own patters, mix and match the tiles, and install them yourself. Homeowners like that they are able to customize the floor to their specific tastes using mosaic tiles.
Mosaic tile flooring can be laid down at random or as a pattern. Mosaic tiles can also be used in countertops, backsplashes and on small tabletops.
Mosaic Tiles Are Unique
Mosaic tiles usually come in 2×2 inch squares; you can buy them separately or already mounted on a mesh backing. Mosaic tile flooring come either glazed or unglazed, and are made out of either ceramic or porcelain. You can even use old tiles you find lying around, smash them into small pieces and create a unique pattern on, for instance, a table top.
Both ceramic and porcelain are durable materials. However, as with all tiles, you do have to take care during installation of the mesh backed variety so that the tiles don’t get cracked. If mosaic tile flooring is laid properly, it will last quite a long time.
Versatility Of Mosaic Tiles
Mosaic flooring is hard and easy to clean, which is why it is most often used in kitchens, bathrooms and entryways. It is also very water and bacteria resistant, and although it doesn’t necessarily need sealing it will better protect the grouting if you do seal it. Most commercial bathrooms are done in mosaic tile, due to its versatility. In addition, mosaic tiles are very affordable. That means you don’t have to break the bank to tile your entire kitchen or bathroom! Mosaic tiles, while not quite as hard as marble or other similar flooring, can still be hard and cold underfoot. Many people use area rugs to take the edge off, but you may be hesitant to do this, especially if you have a pattern that you made yourself and are keen to show off!
Mosaic Tile Advantages
Mosaic tile is very easy to maintain. However, the tiles may trap more dirt than other types of flooring. For this reason, you will want to vacuum the floor first to make sure that any trapped dirt or debris is removed. Then use a damp mop with mild household detergent to clean. You flooring dealer may also suggest a special floor cleaner for ceramic or porcelain. Any stains should be removed using a brush with synthetic, non-abrasive brushes. Otherwise, you will permanently scratch the tiles.
Relatively durable material Easy to customize yourself Water and bacteria resistant Inexpensive Great for a do-it-yourself project Low maintenance.