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Your Basic Guide to Creating a Tile Mosaic

Tile mosaics undoubtedly add an exotic appeal wherever they are installed. Whether you’re aiming for a Moroccan masterpiece or smooth, Spanish countertops, here are some tips on how to create a tile mosaic of your own:

  • Visit your local tile showroom to see what options you have and then decide your pattern.
  • Sketch your intended pattern over the surface you are working on.
  • Prepare your surface by scoring it with a utility knife and then treating it with a mixture of water and glue.
  • Next, spread a thin layer of cement or mortar over the glue.
  • Sticking to the pattern you drew out, place the tiles on top of the cement.
  • Once the cement has dried and hardened, you can fill in the gaps between the tiles with grout. You don’t have to stick with white grout; most modern grout manufacturers offer multiple options of colors.
  • Using a towel, apply grout all over the spaces between the tiles. Wipe away the excess grout with a sponge.

After you let the tiles dry overnight, you are ready to enjoy your beautiful new tile mosaic. For more information on using tiles to decorate your home, contact Conestoga Tile today.