Modern Mosaics for Backsplashes in Kitchen and Bathroom

People are used to plain surface tiles. But there are designers and homeowners going for the 3D tiles. The light varies as it falls on these tiles to give a different look to the accent walls and backsplashes. These designs are basically traditional but have become popular these days. They look attractive and allow you to run your fingers over and the light on it looks fantastic. As the light moves, this design comes alive and there is a shadow play. There are dark and light colored mosaics available according to your creativity.

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If you are planning to remodel the accent wall, fireplace or backsplash then go through these designs:

Carrara White Marble 3D Mosaic has gray veins with a white background. The 3D texture allows the light to play and leaves shadows at different angles. If the kitchen is completely white then these backsplash 3D tiles give a color scheme. It matches with the gray walls also.

Rustique 3D interlocking pattern has brown, tan and gray colored slate tiles. These tiles are stacked on one another and look like an art. This can be on the fireplace wall, shower and tub surround. They can be in two or three rows to grab attention.

Crema Arched Herringbone Mosaic is marble with cream and taupe colors. They have light colored rust and brown veins. They are available in 12×12 mesh sheets which have curved surface of chips of marble. It gives a look of basket weave pattern which looks exotic on countertops, backsplashes, and flooring. They match comfortably with neutral or bold colored cabinets.

Adella Viso Calcatta Mosaic is having honeycomb pattern all over. There are chocolate and rust colored veins on it. The surface is shiny and gives a smooth feel. This can be added to any other type of Carrara tiles to give a unique look to space. They look glamorous with dark colored flooring or cabinets.

Golden Honey Stik Wall Tile is a peel and stick quartzite veneer mosaic tile. There are shades of honey, gray, white and gold on it. There are raised textures on the surface and it is very easy to stick. There is no necessity of grout or mortar. Just peel off the back paper and stick it on the surface to be installed. They can be used as a backsplash, fire surrounds or tub surround.

 

 

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Tips for Overcoming Problems during Backsplash DIY Installation

Backsplash tiles were introduced mainly for protecting the walls but this took a decorative turn. If you like to upgrade the kitchen then backsplash tiles have to be replaced. DIY requires good skills but saves a lot of labor costs. Anyway, professionals are always better to get a good finish.

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If you have never tried to install the backsplash tiles then there may be some problems during installation. Here are some problems which you face during installation but you can solve them like a professional.

Support For Tiles

When the wall tiles are installed a solid support is needed until it gets fixed. If there is no support like behind the appliances then fix a wooden board with the help of screws. White glossy subway tile would best for a clear backsplash. After the installation, the board can be removed. Tile spacers should be placed between the tile and support. In between tiles also these spacers can be placed to complete caulking.

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Corner Finish

For the tiles with different patterns, the edges would give an ugly finish if there are no frames. In corners, these trim pieces are fixed to give a good finish. Arabescato Carrara honed pencil molding is used with Trlaio 2˝hexagon honed mosaic to get that magical finish. These molds have a 3D effect and contrasting colors are also available.

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Crack In Bottom Line Grout

When  Splitface Travertine is used for backsplash grout has to be used in the bottom row. But there are chances of the grout line cracking. If grout is not necessary then avoid using it. Caulk would be more flexible for using here.

Tiling Around The Outlets

There are many electrical outlets which may be difficult for installing tiles. Ice interlocking pattern Mosaic Tiles are available in pre-meshed sheets. A hand-held cutter is enough to make the necessary electrical connections pop out of the tiles.

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The measurement of the outlets has to be taken. The mosaic sheet has to be cut accordingly. The cut tiles have to be trimmed. The sheet has to be installed and the cut pieces can be used around the outlets.

Surface Looking Dull

Left-over grout or the cleaner used may leave a film on the surface of the tile. This has to be cleaned carefully every day to get back the shining. Calacatta Blanco Patterned Marble gives its best look when cleaned perfectly.

It takes time to learn the perfect techniques to install the tiles. Even a professional has to go through this learning process in the beginning.

 

Say Happy New Year to your home with brand new quartz collections

If you are planning to restructure your bathroom, then the New Year quartz collections would change your conception. Some exceptional colors and designs have unveiled for happy bathrooms. Owners can explore the market of premium natural stone material without conventional price tags. New section gathers exclusive shades of copper, calm hue of gray (light and deep) and others for trendy faded backdrops. Some soft white colors, brown with several shades and tones of taupe would enhance the class of interior as well. Premium quartz colors of newly launched models introduce 11 creative and 45 sublime colors.

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Colors for your bathroom:

Whether you are trying to explore some exclusive items to mount an innovative and stylish bathroom, then the Antico Cloud, Chantilly Taupe, and Sandy Cove are the Delicate choices. Not only the color line up but also some trending ingredients became crucial to creating your happy bathroom. Here, you can get the tips to fix the visual, smell and feel the satisfaction of your space.

Classic: the antico cloud quartz tiles are very classy through its design, color, and surface. Therefore, the owners can apply it with specific shower space and basin. The entire bathroom would get a heavenly feeling with the addition of a colorful real rug. Some fabrics look awesome and quality rugs soak the moisture more than plastic ones. If you want a little bathroom feel, then a shower glass installation would enhance the feel and class of your bathroom. The new shade of cream can be applied on the floors. White shades deliver peace always; therefore owners can go for white models as well.

Rustic: some parts should be gorgeous, some should maintain the sophistication and some would balance both poles. Thus, an out-of-the-box design can deliver a creative bathroom. If the owners want a royal bathroom, then they can look for the Babylon Gray tiles for countertop design, huge mirrors, and KED lights. The meshed pebbles can add some green zone as well. A huge bathroom can be divided thus. The medium sized rural bathrooms can seek some fusions of white like desert bloom or Perla White to include softness. Gorgeous shades of blue and taupe have a great presence on backsplashes and walls.

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Stylish: The style is made by the depth of colors, lines, and perfection so that owners can look for the Pacific Salt models to get a stylish bathroom. Some interesting wall decoration, traditional lightings and intelligent use of space can introduce a better style. The depth of pacific salt tile can enhance the glory of your bathroom.