While many of us are familiar with mosaics as a Greco-Roman style enhancement for bathrooms and kitchens, there are also some lesser-known ways to use these stunning patterned tiles. From modern geometric to cool and sophisticated, mosaic tiles can be used to create any look that is required.
1. Wall or floor artwork
Instead of using mosaic to create a uniform pattern across walls or floors, tiles can be assembled to create an individual wall panel that resembles artwork or arranged as a floor panel that mimics a dramatic rug. The choices of colors and patterns are unlimited and panels can be designed in any style or image required.
2. Island decor
Mosaic tiles are commonly seen used in kitchens as a backsplash or to add a flourish to an otherwise bland wall. However, to add a real flair mosaic tiles can be added to the front and sides of kitchen islands making them stand out from the rest of the room. Tiles can be used in varying styles and patterns to either contrast or complement the rest of the kitchen.
3. Dramatic staircases
For a touch of glamor, mosaic tiles can be laid along a staircase wall creating a stunning feature that is a real conversation starter. The versatility of mosaic means that a modern pattern with high luster can really make this a stand-out feature. For a more subtle effect cooler, elegant tones can be used.
4. Fireplace features
A fireplace is the focal point of many living rooms and the clever use of mosaic tile on the surround and hearth can make it an eye-catching feature. The trick is to not overpower everything else in the room so the choice of pattern and color should be selected carefully to spruce up a tired-looking fireplace and add a touch of class.