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.