Mosaic bathroom tiles can give your bathroom a versatile and modern look. They project a vibrant energy with the wide range of colors and styles they offer. Their bright,
contemporary colors, exciting textures, and natural appearance can breathe life and give character to your bathroom.
Mosaic bathroom tile design options
You have many design options to choose from with mosaic bathroom tiles. Here are just some of them.
BorderChoose a glass mosaic custom border if you want to take your current bathroom design to another level at a very reasonable cost. You do not need to buy a lot of tiles – just get enough to cover the border area.
HighlightsYou can create a creative color
flow by setting up standard classic mosaic gradients in the shower area. If you want to create an elegant bathing environment, on the other hand, you can set mosaic glass tiles around your bathtub.
Organic DesignIf you want an
organic design, choose cobblestone mosaic tiles. They give any bathroom a relaxing, natural feel. Throw in a shower curtain and wall coverings around your bathroom to further enhance their effect.
Mosaic bathroom tile cost and installation
Mosaic bathroom tiles are quite expensive because they undergo an advanced production process. They usually cost anywhere between $5 and $25 per square foot.
Installing mosaic tiles in your bathroom is expensive, too, because it requires perfect wall preparation. All the cracks, bulges, and other imperfections on the wall can be easily seen through the tiles because the grout lines can highlight all the wall irregularities. A good way to fix the irregularities is to install a mosaic tile
wall panel. It is generally light and easy to install. However, it adds a significant amount to your installation costs, as it usually sold at around $15 per square meter.
Laying mosaic bathroom tiles
If you are handy with tools, then laying mosaic tiles on bathroom walls and floors need not be hard. You can do it in two ways – the direct
method and the indirect method.
The direct method is fairly easy. You only need to design a sketch in a mortar and then press the tiles directly onto it using adhesives. To create a smooth surface, flatten out the tiles by using a wooden level or board. To finish off, spread a layer of grout over the tiles to fill any space between them. Be sure to wipe off the grout after
a couple of minutes.
Laying mosaic bathroom tiles using the indirect method involves laying the tiles upside down on a clay backing or cloth. The mortar and the backing are then applied at the back of the tiles. This method is ideal for large bathrooms. Don’t be too quick to do this, though, because this indirect method has one big drawback. The tiles may shift
or accidentally move during the process.