Installing mosaic tile as flooring or an accent strip requires a bit different technique than laying large tile. Some mosaic tile are held together in squares with a mesh backing, while others employ paper facing. To lay mosaic tile:
- Apply thin-set adhesive to the surface with a notched trowel.
- Embed the squares of mosaic tile in the adhesive, positioning them carefully so the joints between the squares are even.
- If the tile is held together with a paper backing on the front, wet the paper and peel off the backing once the adhesive has set.
- Finish up by grouting between the tile with a rubber float and sponge off any excess grout.
Laying mosaic tile requires a little extra work, but the results are worth it. Watch this video to find out more.
Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.
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