Monday, September 3, 2018

Tips for Buying Mosaic Tiles

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Mosaic tiles can completely change the look of any room and quickly add a sense of flair and charm to a kitchen or bathroom. But before picking the right set of tiles, you have to consider a few things to make sure that they will complement the room they’re intended for. Here are some of the things you should consider before choosing your mosaic tiles.

Choose the Colours Wisely

The colour you’re going to choose for the mosaic will depend on what effect you’re aiming for. When picking your colours, make sure that the tiles coordinate with the whole room, not just a wall or a random tile wall in the bathroom for instance. If you want to make a room seem larger and brighter, go for tiles that will be light and vibrant. How reflective the tiles need to be will depend on how much natural light fills the room.

Try to Push Boundaries

Mosaic tiles come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, materials, and finish these days. Try to go for something more original and don’t be afraid to push boundaries. Try to look at options that would be considered unusual for the room you’re thinking of installing them in. This will create a much more dramatic effect and make the room stand out even more.

Quality is Not an Option

If you’re going to go for mosaic, you cannot afford to skimp on quality. If you think buying cheap tiles will allow you to save, be aware that they are much less durable and will need to be replaced much sooner. This is especially true for floor tiles in rooms that see a lot of traffic, like the kitchen for instance. So that’s definitely somewhere you’ll have to go for quality if you want something that will look good for a long time.

Don’t Forget the Grout and Adhesive

Picking the right grout and adhesive is also very important. The adhesive will be responsible for keeping the tiles in place whether on the floor or a wall and the grout will be used to fill the gaps and make the floor look nice and neat. So, make sure you pick high quality grout and adhesive if you want a durable job with a nice finish.

Structure a Plan

Before you start any work and pick which tiles will be needed, make sure that you put an actual plan together. Know which textures, material, surfaces, and colours will be needed for the particular room where they will be installed. You should also make sure that you buy more tiles than is actually needed; about 10% more. This will give you more room in case some of the tiles break or if you need to do some cutting.

You also have to make sure that the tiles you pick will be functional. Glossy tiles on a bathroom floor might be a nightmare when wet. On the other hand, glossy tiles on bathroom walls retain less moisture and are much easier to clean, so make sure you take that into consideration when picking the tiles.

The right mosaic tiles can turn any floor or wall from ordinary to a true design piece, so make sure that you choose wisely and take your time to invest in the best tiles possible for your space.

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