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Floor mosaic for bathrooms – black and white octagonal

Floor mosaic for bathrooms that really stand out are scarce. Let’s face it, mosaics are mostly found along walls in bathroom and used as splashbacks in kitchens.  There are various reasons, one of them is that mosaics are more expensive than floor tiles and the others is that mosaics are not as thick as floor tiles.  Most mosaics are between 4-6mm and the ceramic tiles, such as metro tiles, are not suitable for floor use.…

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How to calculate the number of tiles required

So many people, even tilers and builders, battle with this calculation. We even have architects phoning us to do the calculation. First of all we need to know what is a square meter. Well, it is an area which is 1 m wide by 1 m long. About the size of an average shower (which is usually 0.9 m wide and 0.9 m long. So it is a square. If the area is 2 m long…

Mosaics glass mosaic
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Procedure for installing Glasstile mosaics

This specification covers installation of glass mosaic tiles in interior and exterior applications specifically use with Glasstile products. ADHESIVE: To avoid adversely affecting the color of glass mosaic tiles, WHITE thin-set adhesive is required for all installations. Use latex additive (bonding liquid) in the white thin-set adhesive to ensure adequate performance. Please contact us for more information regarding the application of bonding liquid. Use only epoxy-based adhesive for submerged conditions (ie. Swimming pools, spa’s, etc.).…

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Dirty grout driving you crazy

Grout between tiles are prone to dirt. Grout is porous and anything sticks to it. The frustrating part is to keep it clean. There are special compounds now available that can easily be applied in order to clean and seal grout be it on the floor or wall.

Bathrooms
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Mosaics can make a shower

Which mosaics can I use in my shower? Mosaics, come in many different materials, shapes, colours and textures. The most well known are River Glass which are mostly used by hobyists and the like to create composite images. Also well known are the ceramic pool mosaics. The most significant factor that has changed is the material from which mosaics are made.  It used to be only glass or ceramic, but now there are mosaics made from natural stone…