A big trend in luxury home design right now is the use of mosaic tiles. Tile is one of the most versatile products you will find in a home – it works everywhere from the kitchen backsplash to the outdoor patio, and on everything in between. Consider these uses for mosaic tiles to add a touch of interest and class to your home’s build or remodel.
Homes with large entryways and great open spaces are the perfect location for a floor tile mosaic. Gone are the 13-inch squares all lined up, and in are the mosaic patterns with squares and rectangles of different sizes and colors. Choosing something subtle yet eye-catching may seem like an oxymoron, but when it comes to flooring, it somehow makes sense. Pick contrasting neutral colors (like a creamy white with a soft gray) and find a mosaic pattern to fill your floor. Keep in mind that some areas will be covered by throw rugs and large under-furniture rugs, so don’t be afraid to go bold. Your pattern should consist of at least one very large piece surrounded by smaller pieces of at least one-half to one-quarter the size. You can even throw in three different shapes (two different sized rectangles and one square, for example) to add more interest.
Tile is a standard in the bathroom. In these relatively smaller spaces (as compared to the grand entryway or kitchen area) you have the opportunity to use bolder colors and smaller patterns. Backsplashes aren’t just for the kitchen, so add one behind your bathroom vanity. In the shower, offset a geometric shape on the largest wall with a more random shape on other walls. Do a floor-to-ceiling tile backsplash behind your free-standing soaking tub.
The kitchen backsplash should be neutral enough to coordinate with the floor, cabinets and countertops. But, there’s that spot above the stove that’s the perfect location for some delicate and intricate tile design – almost like hanging artwork above your range. Choose a picture scene or stick with a geometric pattern, but don’t lose out on this point of interest. It will add that perfect touch of style.