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What is mosaic tile?
Mosaic tile consists of a collection of small pieces of porcelain tile, glass or stone in any shape that is assembled to make a larger tile. That collection of mosaics is mounted (or packaged) onto a backing for easy installation.
In this gallery of backsplash design ideas, we are focusing on more traditional looking mosaics in 1x1, 2x2 and 1x2 brick shapes.
As you can see with all of these installations - whether a true backsplash space as in images 1, 3, 4, 5 and 8 - as part of an all-over installation where the mosaic coordinates perfectly with the other tile selections (image 2), as a bathroom focal wall (image 6), or as a decorative mosaic accent band in a shower installation, the effect is perfect! Mosaic adds visual interest, warmth, a touch of shimmer and shine, as well as visual relief from blandness...
At the end of this gallery, we added a few whimsical mosaic tile ideas for you to consider: mixed colors, iridescence and tonal effects.
Which look do you like best?