If you’re wondering how to lay mosaic tiles, you’ve come to the right place!
Mosaic tiles offer an incredibly flexible and stylish way to add interest to a room. They can be used to create feature walls, interesting borders or as a way of defining an area such as a shower enclosure. Fixing or laying mosaic tiles can be a daunting task but with the latest tips on ‘how to store and fix mosaic tiles’ from directtilewarehouse.com and with adequate planning and preparation, an excellent result can be achieved.
How to lay mosaic tiles
To protect your mosaic tiles, always store them in a covered place away from dampness. If the sheets become damp, mosaics can become detached from the paper or net they are attached to.
- An important step when learning how to lay mosaic tiles is to ensure the surface the mosaics are going to be fixed to is flat, firm, dry and clean from any loose particles.
- Before starting to fix tiles with adhesive, it is advisable to do a dry run and position the sheets over the surface to be covered.
- To help assist fixing sheets in straight vertical & horizontal lines it is advisable to use a ruler and spirit level, draw guidelines over the surface the tiles will be applied to.
- Remember when you transfer the sheet measurements to the surface being tiled, allow for grout joints between each sheet to be the same spacing as tiles.
- If you want to be particularly creative and plan to create a picture using mosaics it is really important to mark on the surface the right position of the picture and organise the rest of the tiles around this central image.