Tile-mosaic is often used for interior design of apartments and houses because with its help you can significantly change the room. Light will be repeatedly reflected from each small piece of tile, which makes it possible to obtain a complex and three-dimensional pattern. Durable and unique picture made from small pieces of tile, is the author's work, which emphasizes the exclusivity of space.
Mosaic: secrets of choice
Previously, the whole picture on the floor was obtained by using a large number of small pieces. Today, ready-made panels are laid out in separate elements assembled into matrices. The elements are fixed together with a special mesh or substrate, which do not allow the particles to fall apart.
Varieties of mosaic material
Mosaic on the floor can be made using a variety of materials. In ancient times, a mosaic was made using clay pyramids of a certain size. Today, more modern and environmentally friendly materials are used. They can be both artificial and natural:
- Ceramic mosaic for the floor. It is made on the basis of baked clay, which is covered with a layer of glaze. Ceramic tiles - durable material that can be painted in any color. This is a great solution for finishing the floor has become an excellent alternative to tile.
- Mosaic made of glass elements. In this case, cubes of various sizes are used. They are resistant to moisture and chemicals. This is especially important when decorating rooms with a high level of humidity (bathrooms, pools). Drawing a drawing of a glass mosaic is mainly carried out on the opposite side. Such a pattern of glass tiles will last for a long time.
- Smalt. This type of coating was invented by the Greeks. According to its characteristics, it resembles a mosaic material and is durable. The hue of such a mosaic varies depending on the direction and angle of incidence of light. Most often, this type of finish is used in the kitchen.
- Mosaic tiles made from natural or artificial stone. The characteristic natural pattern can be opaque or covered with a layer of glaze.
Mosaic paintings are stacked in various rooms. They help to emphasize the individuality of the premises in the bathroom, toilet, hallway, kitchen, etc. This tile gives an excellent appearance space.
Features of installation of mosaic on the floor
Regardless of the type of material chosen, the rule should be adopted that it should be laid only on a flat surface. If the floor is uneven, then all the projections and pits will be evident.
Mosaic of porcelain stoneware to the floor is quite popular and popular solution. Today it can be purchased in almost any store. Porcelain is a durable, waterproof and durable material that can be used for rooms decorated in various styles. Mosaic for the floor in the shower of this material is practical and easy to use. If you wish, you can do this material yourself.
It is extremely important to correctly select the tile glue. For porcelain tiles perfectly suited polymer solution. If it is a floor glass tile under a mosaic, then it is better to give preference to cement-sand glue.
Also, special attention should be paid to the choice of grout. If you use several types of mosaic, you will need to purchase different types of grout. As a rule, the color of the grout is white. You can fill the joint between the elements using white, cement, latex or epoxy grout.
As for the consumption of glue, then this information should be carefully examined on the packaging. For well-laid veneer, you will need to purchase other additional materials. Tools such as tile machine, spatula, tape measure, paint brush, brush, square, etc. are used to assemble the mosaic. Do not forget to buy protective equipment: gloves, goggles and a respirator.
Preparation of the base begins with the installation of pipes. If a shower is to be installed in the future, it is advisable to make a waterproofing surface. The base is treated with a deep penetration primer.