Mosaic tiles for floors and walls stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Transform your space with the best mosaic floor tile designs

Would you like to fill your floor with mosaic tiles? Follow my guide on how to think about the best way to elevate your space with durability and style and a wonderful patterned tile.

What to consider

  • Colours, materials, shapes, sizes and colour will be key factors when you make your mosaic floor tile selection. However, you'll also need to take durability, functionality and aesthetics into account before you make your choice
  • How your mosaic tiles will transform and update your floors and walls throughout your home, whether you pick them for kitchen backsplashes or create striking feature walls in luxurious bathrooms
  • The importance of correct installation and easy maintenance. Make sure your installer prepares carefully, applies appropriate sealing and installs them correctly and you'll want to be able to clean them easily

The art of selecting mosaic floor tiles

Mono Hex Porcelain Daisy Pink Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

 

Our Ca' Pietra Mono Hex Porcelain Mosaic Daisy Pink Tiles in a satin finish will instantly add character to a wet room floor

 Mosaic tiles can ultimately help you to redesign any living space throughout your home. But you need to make sure you fully understand their attributes and carefully consider how they can enhance your property. Although each individual tile is pretty small, this contradicts the size of the impact they can create. There are all sorts of colours, styles, shapes, sizes and materials to choose from. However, you'll need to consider all of these aspects because they will play a crucial role in determining the way in which your home will look once your mosaic tiles are installed.

As a dedicated tile supplier, we are always here to help and our experts can help your pick appropriate mosaic tiles which will work for you, whatever your needs from functionality and budget through to achieving the look you desire.

To start, you'll need to understand the nature of the materials that make up mosaic tiles.The material of the tile will affect its durability and functionality and even determine its feel and look. Materials vary from glass and natural stone to ceramic and ultra-durable porcelain, and each offers its own set of credentials which work well with different design needs.

Once you've picked the right materials, which are going to work wonders for your project, it's good to then look at the spectrum of colours, which are available to you. You'll find there are all sorts of hues, which can affect a room's ambience. Vibrant shades can add more impact if you're feeling adventurous whereas light shades will help to make a room feel larger.

 

The next thing to consider is the style and you'll want to pick one that resonates with you. After all, mosaic tiles offer a huge number of different styles which will significantly impact the room itself and can determine the way in which you feel in that space. Whatever your style preference, from contemporary to classic, you'll find your space will come alive if you make the right choice.

Size and shape for your mosaic tiles is another crucial element, which can lift your design and even alter spatial perceptions. From penny-sized round tiles to unique shapes like hexagons and squares, the possibilities are endless.

Understanding mosaic tile materials

A variety of materials, each bearing unique characteristics and design potentials, are used to craft mosaic tiles. A popular choice is porcelain, known for its supreme durability and versatile design options. For those who prefer a different look however, ceramic offers a timeless beauty that never goes out of style.

If you’re aiming for classic styling, stone mosaics are a fantastic choice. Ranging from rustic to sophisticated, stone mosaics are crafted with various techniques, from traditional inlay to contemporary finishes. This gives designers a broad spectrum for creativity.

For a more modern aesthetic, glass mosaics stand out with their diverse finishes - transparent, opaque and mirrored options can capture and reflect light, enhancing the spatial ambiance. With technological manufacturing advancements, designers can now create intricate mosaics with dimensional and textured effects, resembling the delicacy of etched artworks or the depth of sculptural pieces.

Navigating through a palette of colours

Ca' Pietra Long Island Honed Wicker Mosaic Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles Our Ca' Pietra Long Island Marble Honed Wicker Mosaic Tiles could be the perfect addition to a bespoke bathroom

Colour should play a significant role in establishing the mood and ambiance of a room when choosing mosaic tiles. Light and bright shades can make small rooms feel larger and more open, creating a sense of space. For example, mosaic tiles in hues of blue, such as sea glass blue, can create a tranquil and refreshing atmosphere, reminiscent of oceanic vistas.

On the other hand, the trend towards light and bright interiors is captured beautifully with white mosaic tiles, which reflect natural light and create an airy ambiance. For a more luxurious feel, consider Calacatta gold marble mosaic tiles, with their rich natural variation in marbling that includes swirls of gray and warm gold, aligning with current trends for organic textures and natural colours. With more contemporary tiles, such as natural stone tiles and other options, you can elevate the aesthetic of any space.

And for those who love a splash of colour, glass mosaics offer vibrant colours, from shimmering metallic golds to romantic pinks, providing endless possibilities to match any design palette.

Choosing a style that appeals to you

Selecting a style that resonates with you should be a key part in your mosaic tile selection process. With a vast array of styles available, mosaic tiles can significantly impact a room’s decor. Whether you’re drawn to the asymmetrical look created by tiny, irregularly shaped tiles or the uniqueness of hexagon mosaic wall tiles, there’s bound to be a style that’s perfect for you.

The evolution of modern mosaic styles is truly fascinating. You can find modern mosaic tiles with porcelain options that evoke the complexity of natural stone, as well as natural stone mosaic tiles that introduce a handmade essence to the space through pastel tones and artistic styles. With such a wide range of styles to choose from, you can find a style that speaks to your personal taste and meets your bespoke design vision.

Finding the perfect shape and size

Identifying the ideal shape and size of your mosaic tiles is key to realising your desired design. The size, shape, and colour of tiles can influence spatial perceptions—certain shapes can make spaces feel more open or wider, or be used to emphasise specific room sections.

For example, penny mosaics, featuring small, penny-sized round tiles, offer a unique shape option when selecting mosaic tiles. It’s essential to explore various shapes of mosaic floor tiles like:

  • hexagons

  • penny rounds

  • squares

to understand their effects on floor design.

Incorporating mosaic tiles into your home design

Ca' Pietra East Java Marble Hummingbird Mosaic Tiles by Hyperion Tiles

Feature statement flooring in a luxury, bespoke bathroom to elevate the look as showcased in this space with our Ca' Pietra East Java Hummingbird Marble Temple Mosaic Tiles

After you’ve chosen your ideal mosaic tiles, the next step is to integrate them into your home design. Mosaic tiles offer a versatile and classic addition to home design, customisable to fit various styles and preferences. They can modernise spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, providing aesthetic improvement and variety in design. Whether you opt for classic black and white combinations for bathrooms and kitchens, or colourful mosaics to enliven creative spaces, the possibilities are endless.

One popular way to incorporate mosaic tiles into your home design is by creating feature walls. These can serve as focal points in living spaces, drawing attention and sparking conversation. Another way is to elevate the elegance of your entire bathroom using mosaic tiles. This way you can transform the floor and walls of your wet rooms and shower areas into luxurious, calming spaces that offer a spa-like experience. Finally, consider crafting a captivating kitchen backsplash with mosaic tiles. Not only does this add style and class to your kitchen, but it also ensures durability and efficiency. You could even tie the look together with the same floor tiles (if they are suitable).

Making a statement with feature walls

Feature walls are a great way to make a statement in your living spaces. With mosaic tiles, you can create a unique focal point that enhances the overall design. For instance, arranging mosaic tiles around hallway mirrors or selectively in spaces can craft a unique visual interest and draw attention.

The beauty of feature walls with wall mosaic tiles is that they do not necessarily require full wall coverage. You can express your creativity in design patterns while being cost-effective. Whether it’s a vibrant hallway that greets visitors or a serene bedroom wall that soothes before sleep, feature walls with mosaic tiles can make a significant impact.

Elevating bathroom elegance

Ca' Pietra Long Island Marble Honed Fan Mosaic Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Our Ca' Pietra Long Island Marble Honed Fan Mosaic Tiles add classic styling to this bathroom 

Transform your bathroom into a luxurious and calming space with mosaic tiles. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they’re also suitable for wet rooms and shower areas when proper waterproofing is applied. Consider designing a striking shower niche or bench with mosaic tiles. This adds functional elegance and becomes a decorative feature in shower areas.

Mosaic bathroom tiles on bathroom walls and floors can enhance the space’s beauty and lightness, offering a luxurious and calming experience. For instance, a handmade mosaic blending jewel and sea glass can imbue a bathroom with a sense of luxury, resembling the calming qualities of the sea. Or, consider a feature wall using mosaic tiles in shades of blue to create a serene, oceanic ambiance, perfect for a spa-like bathroom environment.

Crafting a captivating kitchen backsplash

A kitchen backsplash isn’t just functional; it’s also a canvas for your creativity. With mosaic tiles, you can add style and character to your kitchen, transforming it into a stylish hangout. Whether you choose classic and bold black and white marble, luxurious jewel glass designs, or vibrant Mediterranean-inspired mosaics, you can create a custom look that perfectly complements your kitchen design.

There are various mosaic tile layouts to choose from. For instance, penny mosaics or iconic monochrome looks can be utilised in kitchens, with options for different grout colours like dark grey or blue to enhance the design. With the right choice of mosaic tiles, your kitchen backsplash can become a captivating focal point that impresses guests and enhances your daily cooking experience.

The longevity and maintenance of mosaic flooring

Ca' Pietra Florence Marble Mosaic Tiles stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Our Ca' Pietra Florence Marble Mosaic Tiles will add a striking statement to a kitchen floor

Mosaic tiles are not just beautiful; they’re also incredibly durable, making them a practical choice for areas with significant wear and tear. With their superior colour retention and selection of materials dedicated to flooring, mosaic tiles ensure safety against slip hazards.

Consistent upkeep is essential to maintain the allure of your mosaic tiles. Here are some maintenance tips:

  • Regularly sweep or vacuum the tiles to remove dirt and debris

  • Mop the tiles using a mild detergent and water to keep them clean

  • Consider sealing the grout and tile surfaces for maximum protection and longevity. Use products designed for moisture resistance and minimal maintenance, such as epoxy grouts for sensitive tile materials

If you follow these tips, your mosaic tiles will stand the test of time and keep looking beautiful. The key is to make sure proper protective seals are used and you maintain them regularly. Then, you should find your tiles will last for yers to come and will work just as well in a heavy-traffic area and a room which needs striking aesthetic appeal.

Mosaic tile installation essentials

Installing mosaic tiles may appear to be tricky, but if you follow the right guidance you could transform this into a DIY project, which will be truly satisfying. Firstly, the area for installation needs to be free of dust, clean and dry; this way your mosaic tiles will benefit from a strong adhesive grip. When it comes to flooring, make sure it's completely smooth and level. Then you won't have to worry about cracking or shifting tiles.

If you want to apply mosaic tiles to wooden floors, you'll need to install MDF. Use thin sheets to create an even surface which is super-flat for tiling. For areas, which are prone to high levels of moisture, such as bathrooms, use waterproof backing board. This will give you a water-resistant finish when it comes to the tiling. If you plan to tile over existing tiles, your surface will need to be even and solid so make sure you clean the area really well first. Then create a secure bond with a flexible, cement-based adhesive. 

Using a notched trowel, you can apply tile sheets by placing them in staggered rows. Make sure the joints are aligned with tile spaces and cut remaining pieces to fit around the edges. This should give you a perfect finish.

Finally, to complete the installation of the tiles:

  1. Once the adhesive has been left to set for 24 hours, grout the tiles and spread it with a rubber float. Don't forget to press the grout into the gaps

  2. Wipe away any excess grout on the mosaic tiles with a damp cloth or sponge while the remaining grout can harden just enough without fully setting

  3. Apply a sealant to perimeter joints, internal corners and movement joints to provide protection and complete the look

Customising your mosaic tile project

You get the chance to personalise your design if you pick mosaic tiles. You can inspiration from all sorts of places including:

  • a cut-out in a mag

  • a fabric swatch

  • a room set shot on our website

  • an original painting

  • a hand-drawn sketch

Wherever you get your inspo from, this can translate into a unique mosaic feature.

You don’t have to consider the customisation process on your own. Our dedicated design team can work with you to translate your inspirations into a custom mosaic feature tailored to your space.

There are countless ways to create a custom mosaic tile design. While these designs can have varying fabrication lead times, we find some manufacturers can provide complete mosaics and curated colour ways within a quicker timeframe ( 4-8 weeks).

Complementing furniture and accessories with mosaic floors

A well-designed space doesn’t stop at the walls and floors. The chosen furniture and accessories significantly contribute to unifying the room’s design. Mosaic tiles can enhance this aesthetic, complementing your furniture and furnishings to create a cohesive interior design.

For instance, applying mosaic tiles to furniture such as tabletops or legs enhances the overall mosaic theme. Furniture embellished with mosaic tiles can become a unique design feature within a space, drawing attention and stimulating conversation. Whether it’s a coffee table adorned with intricate mosaics or a decorative mirror framed with colourful tiles, these pieces can enhance the overall aesthetic and create a harmonious design.

Where to find the best range of mosaic tiles

 

Now that you’re well-versed in the world of mosaic tiles, you're probably wondering where can you find the most extensive range of mosaic tiles? The good news is, you have plenty of options. Both our physical showroom and our position as a leading online retailer offers a wide variety of mosaic tiles.

Showrooms, such as Hyperion Tiles, offer an extensive selection from leading tile brands, covering various styles and designs. On the other hand, browsing our online retail outlet allows you to explore a plethora of options with more than 15,000 tile designs from the comfort of your own home. And to make your selection process easier, you can order project-specific samples from us, which will assist you in coordinating finishes and help you to make confident selections.

Transforming your home

Mosaic tiles are a versatile design element that can transform your space, expressing your unique style and personality. Whether it’s selecting the perfect materials, colours, styles or shapes, creating feature walls, enhancing bathroom elegance, crafting captivating kitchen backsplashes, or maintaining and installing your mosaic flooring, every step of the process is an opportunity to bring your vision to life. With the right guidance and resources, you can create a beautiful, long-lasting design that truly reflects who you are. So why wait? Start perusing mosaic tiles today and watch as your space transforms into a reflection of you.