23 Oct 2015

A Guide to Choosing Mosaic Tiles

Tiles have for a long time been acknowledged as an excellent method of modernising the look of your home, especially your bathroom, kitchen or living room floors. The fact is, you can use tiles to simply add texture and colour to the decor of nearly any room in your home. The possibilities offered by tiles are practically endless and when used correctly, tiles have the potential to make any space more vibrant and inviting.
One easy way to add more excitement or a feature to your renovation is by incorporating mosaic tiles.
The most important aspect of using mosaic tiles lies in choosing the right colour and size for the space you intend to decorate.
Once you understand the impact of these basic elements, you will be surprised to discover that choosing mosaic tiles for your home is something you can do yourself. Mosaicing is a project that can be tackled by DIY renovators across all levels of experience.
Choice of Rich Diversity and Versatility
Mosaic tiles are very diverse in patterns, textures, shapes and sizes. These types of tiles are incredibly versatile meaning you can easily customize them to suit your tiling preferences and design style. This makes them the ideal choice if you are a bathroom or kitchen remodeling aficionado wanting to add some extra flair to your home.
When selecting your ideal tile pattern, remember to always be aware of the area you wish to add mosaics - is it an entire area or simply a feature strip? You may opt to go for tiles of different shapes to create cool designs and patterns within the area you are tiling. 
Broad Design Choice
The next very important stage in the selection process is to decide the tiles design you wish to use. Mosaic tiles come in various patterns and textures and of course different price points. Among the most popular and highly recommended is the patterned mosaic tile option. The designs and colour choices are almost endless, which makes finding your perfect mosaic tile that bit more exciting.
As you choose your ideal mosaic tiles, ensure that you look at the aspect of tile porosity and durability. This is particularly important if you intend to use them on floors, in wet areas and in high human traffic areas. 
Suitable Places for Mosaic Tiles 
Bathrooms and showers make ideal locations to begin playing around or experimenting with mosaic tiles within your home. Mosaic tiles can instantly enhance the life of your bathroom with just a feature strip or a whole wall and then complimenting with neutral tiles to amplify the WOW factor of the mosaic.
Another great place to experiment with mosaic tiles is the kitchen. Your kitchen is an excellent place for trying eye-catching tile splashbacks or areas around your sink and main cooking areas. Remember to research tile porosity due to the presence of water within your kitchen. 
The Bottom Line
Decorating with mosaic tiles is a relatively easy and can be a cost effective way to enhance the tiled areas within your home that are often overlooked when renovating. If you are a handy person, you can try mosaic tiling yourself. For an easy to follow guide on DIY tiling check out these videos. If you have any questions with tile selection or would like some guidance on style then the expert team at National Tiles are always happy to help.