Mosaic Tiles – How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

If you want to add a feature to your ceramic tile project consider using mosaic tiles. They look great and are easy to fit especially in those tricky areas. Mosaic tiles normally come with a backing sheet made out of a fabric or mesh. In this article we are going to look at how you can fit them quickly, neatly and with that professional finish.

Because they are sheeted fitting is actually a lot quicker than most people imagine. It is always a good idea to begin by using a batten and spirit level to mark out in pencil the area you want to tile.

The next step is to apply your tile adhesive, simply spread it on using the notched edge of your tile adhesive spreader held at an angle of 45 degrees in order to create really deep ridges of an even depth.

Once your adhesive is applied it is time to place on your first sheet of tiles. Making sure you stay with in the area you marked out with your pencil press the sheet into position with your hand. Then use a wooden batten or off cut to tamp the tiles level including the ones at the edge of the sheet (these can raise up when you apply pressure to the centre of your mosaic tile sheet).

Mosaic tiles are commonly used for borders and splash backs. With this in mind it is not uncommon to come up against obstacles such as electric sockets and light switches. In this instance you simply trim out the appropriate section of tiles by laying them on a flat surface and using a Stanley knife.

Allow 24 hours for your tile adhesive to dry once all your tiles are in place. Then grout between the gaps of your tiles as required.

I recently used matching mosaic tiles as part of my bathroom ceramic tile theme creating a border around the centre of the room. The end result looks really amazing with the border adding a really vibrant feel to the room.