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Different Applications of Mosaic Tiles in Laying Floors

Mosaic Tiles in Laying Floors

Intricate, delicate, yet functional – what’s not to love about mosaic tiles? If you’re struggling with a plain room, having a mosaic tile installation can add visual interest and luxurious touch to any space. Installing them wouldn’t be a problem either, as today’s mosaic tiles are conveniently grouped into sheets of pre-attached panels, such as those from Mosaic Tiles Australia. These versions are easier to install than their traditional counterparts.

If you’re ready to get started with your first mosaic work, here are 12 easy steps to do so:

1. Preparing the surface

Mosaic tiles should be perfectly smooth and flat, with the underlayment usually cement board laid on top of a plywood subfloor or directly against wall studs. To start, secure the cement boards with studs, with the rough side facing out and leaving a gap of around 1/8 inch in between panels.

2. Planning the tile layout

Usually, the pros at mosaic tile installation start at the very center, using all full sheets at first then cutting overlapping tiles along borders and obstacles.

3. Attaching the first tile sheet

Spread a layer of thin-set adhesive to each of the layout quadrants using a trowel, working every section of 2 to 3 square feet. Then, firmly press each mosaic tile sheet to embed it into the adhesive.

4. Working with the first quadrant

Work your way to the first quadrant by installing adjacent mosaic sheets in the same manner. Just make sure to use tile spacers to ensure that each sheet is evenly spaced.

5. Setting the tiles

Compared to the usual, single large tiles, mosaic tile sheets can wave or ripple on the surface when neglected. To prevent this, further tap down the sheets to the adhesive by using a piece of plywood and a rubber mallet. Doing so flattens the sheets, giving the surface a smooth and nice finish.

Upon installing all of your mosaic tile sheets, just make sure to finish them off with grout and by carefully cleaning the entire surface.

How to Use Tiles in the Garden for 2020

We Australians just love to find ways to make our gardening and landscaping look beautiful especially during the summer season. But do you know that tiles, whether stone or porcelain, can look great and are easy to maintain outside your home? They are also adaptable to extreme weather here in Australia!

So let’s talk about how we can use tiles to beautify our landscape outdoors.

Divide Garden Areas Into Zones

Tiles can be useful to create specific zones for  different activities in your gardening and landscaping area especially if your garden has a large enough space. An area may be specified for dining with tables and chairs or perhaps a hangout area for lounging with a bench  to take advantage of the sunny afternoon.

Or you can set up a spot for a bistro table for the morning sun and a cup of warm coffee in the morning. It is therefore a great idea to use tiles in these areas which will allow you to create separate zones around your garden depending upon their use.

What’s great about this is that tiles are available in a vast array of colours, sizes and finishes they are available in, that allows you to personalise and customise your garden landscape. You can use similar tiles in certain spaces or complimentary styles for each zone. It really depends on your tastes and on your own needs and activities. You can maximise your garden for whatever you want to use it for and add some creative landscaping for the perfect finishing touch.

Inside-Out

Another great idea is to use the same flooring from the inside to the outside so that the area can look bigger. Tiles can be used if you have a conservatory and then continue them towards the patio outside. Another is a kitchen-diner that opens out to the garden. You can use porcelain or stone tiles for this purpose so that when folding or sliding doors open, both inside and outside areas join together to create a wider space.

Low-Maintenance Gardens

You can create low maintenance gardens by opting for a fully tiled garden but you can add some planters, low maintenance plants and trees. Remember to use the right kind of tile as some tiles are not ideally suited for outside use. Using tiles that are made for outdoors is absolutely important as the right adhesive and grout. For more information and assistance for your garden tiles, please visit the website of Mathiou Services Australia.

Visit Mathiou Services website and request more information on our gardening and landscaping.

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