Mosaic is a creative solution for decorating rooms and smaller areas such as chairs, mirrors, boxes, and all surfaces that are made of solid material. There are several methods of making mosaics, we pass the simplest – direct method to you. With it, with a little effort and resources, you will be able to get a mosaic for which you would normally deduct a larger amount of money.
Ceramic tiles (for the outer space double baked, all types of tiles are suitable for the interior)
Tile adhesive (for outdoor space, flexible adhesive, for inner plain tile adhesive)
Fugir mass in dark color will highlight your mosaic. You can also play with different colors of fugir mass and thus combine colors. The turquoise filling with white tiles looks great. Leave the imagination at will.
For interior spaces, you can incorporate glass beads or stones into your mosaic.
If you apply the adhesive first on the surface and then stick the tiles, use a serrated glitter to distribute the adhesive.
Ceramic tile cutter for correct shapes
Draw a sketch. This can be an abstract pattern, a concrete shape, or something else. Download the sketch to the surface. Please note: In the interior of the mosaic you can work on flat surfaces such as wood, knauf, mirrors, while for the outside you can choose a base of concrete or other non-absorbent material. Wood is not recommended for outdoors, so if you have the idea of making a mosaic on the table, you’d rather choose a concrete or metal table.
Download the sketch on the background.
Tear the tiles by putting them in a cloth bag and bumping with a hammer. For precise results, use a ceramic tile cutter.
In the case of outdoor areas, use a flexible tile adhesive (Note: tiles in the outer areas should be double baked), while for indoors use usually a tile adhesive.
On the prepared drawing, begin to lay the pieces of tile, apply a glue on the back of each tile and place it in the appropriate place. (Alternative method: you can apply the adhesive to the surface and paste the pieces of mosaic on it. Be careful, this way you will more closely follow your sketch.)
Make sure that the distance between the pieces of mosaic is only a few millimeters.
When you have set up all the pieces of mosaic, it is good to wait one day to dry the glue before you fill the spaces between the pieces of tiles.
The last step is filled with fugir mass. Mix the mass and apply on the mosaic, press in order to avoid empty spaces between the tiles.
With a damp cloth, wipe the grout from the surface of the tiles. Be careful not to press the mosaic too far when deleting the fill.
Wait to dry (24 hours) and then wipe dust off your mosaic.
Enjoy your own creation. Bravo!