Porcelain Mosaic Floor Tiles

Picking the right mosaic floor tiles can be tricky. There are so many mosaic tiles out there but only some of them are durable enough to be used as floor tiles. You may be wondering how to choose the right material, shape, and size mosaic floor tiles for your bathroom or kitchen considering all of the options out there! We make it easy with our selection of porcelain mosaic floor tiles. Our porcelain mosaic tiles are suitable for floor or wall use, bathroom, and kitchen designs, and come in a variety of design styles.

Floor tiles are a great alternative to larger format tiles. Porcelain mosaics are heavy-duty enough to withstand foot traffic, come in many design styles, and create more grout lines to increase grip for areas prone to water and spills. Some are even available in coordinating sets with floor tiles, wall tiles, and trims that are convenient for bathroom designs.  floor tiles are also generally water-resistant and stain-resistant which makes cleaning a breeze for busy households. This makes porcelain mosaic tiles a perfect choice for bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, and entryways. 

If you're picking a mosaic floor tile for your bathroom, consider mosaic floor tiles that are part of a coordinating wall and floor series. These floor tiles can be used on shower floors since they will be less slippery when wet. The larger field tiles are used on the shower walls and on the bathroom floor to create a cohesive and unified aesthetic. For example, our Albuquerque Porcelain Tile series offers several sizes including a ceramic mosaic floor tile. Using a coordinating tile series like our Hudson series can make design choices for your bathroom much easier. The veining and pattern in all of the tiles will remain cohesive throughout, but the size and texture of the tiles will vary. Our Hudson series even makes it easy to commit to blue tiles for your bathroom by offering matching field tiles and mosaic tiles!

For laundry rooms, consider a fun shape for your porcelain mosaic floor tiles. Laundry rooms are a fun place to use floor tiles as well because they are often small rooms that are hidden away--a perfect place for a funky, creative design! We offer a 2"x2" black hexagon porcelain mosaic floor tile that would look edgy and playful as a laundry room floor, yet this mosaic is still functional for space since it is spill and stain-resistant. If you prefer rustic or industrial design styles, you could consider wood-look porcelain mosaic floor tiles like our Olympia square porcelain mosaic. This would be great for a laundry room in a high-traffic area since the rustic wood look will help mask dirt in between cleanings.

For an entryway, consider using our vintage-inspired 1"x1" hexagon porcelain mosaic in white with the black dot. This series reminds us of the mosaic floor tiles used in old New York City doorways. We'd love to see you incorporate that nostalgia into your own busy entryway at home by channeling a hallmark of the bustling city. Not only will it look timeless and be easy to maintain, but the many grout lines will help with traction on rainy days. If you want a similar look but more modern, consider using the larger 2”x2” hexagon porcelain mosaic in white. These bright white tiles are timeless neutral in a geometric shape that creates visual interest without being overwhelming. This 2”x2” hexagon mosaic floor tile will be reminiscent of the historic smaller hexagons while allowing for more contemporary design choices.

Kitchens are often a little too large of an area for porcelain mosaics on the floor. However, you can certainly use floor tiles if you want. Another way you could incorporate porcelain mosaic tiles in your kitchen design is by using them as a backsplash as part of a coordinating series. A luxurious, elegant line that we offer is our marble-look Penthouse series. You might choose to use the 12”x24” porcelain floor tiles then use the matching porcelain mosaic tile as a kitchen backsplash to create a stylized, unified look. Another way you can use a porcelain mosaic tile is behind the stove to create a focal point in the kitchen. In this way, you can create a practical backsplash that’s easy to clean splashes from cooking as well as an interesting design feature. 

While many porcelain tiles are suitable for floor use, you might want to consider incorporating them as a backsplash or feature wall as well. Porcelain mosaic tiles in bathroom designs can be cut into a listello to break up a pattern of larger tiles. Porcelain mosaic tiles can also be used as a backsplash in kitchen designs. Some porcelain mosaic tiles, like our Metro series, are ideal for use as a kitchen backsplash or as a shower wall in a bathroom. Because our mosaics are mesh-mounted, they can be cut to size for bathroom niches in the shower or behind the sink as well. You could also want to use porcelain tiles as a feature wall for your entryway or in your shower design. There are so many ways to use our porcelain mosaic tiles! Whether on the floor or wall, porcelain mosaic tiles are a solid option for those who want durable, easy-to-maintain tile. 

Porcelain mosaic tiles can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and design styles. Use a porcelain mosaic tile for your bathroom as a stylish and practical choice. Consider how a coordinating tile series might help you make a statement with blue mosaic tiles in your bathroom. And remember that a fun geometric shape like hexagons can be both modern and timeless depending on the color and size of the mosaic that you choose. At The Tile Life, we are proud to offer a wide selection of these highly versatile floor tiles for bathrooms, laundry rooms, entryways, and more!

The beauty of Porcelain Mosaic Floor Tiles

Porcelain mosaic floor tiles offer a unique and aesthetically pleasing appearance to any home. The many different colors and designs can be used to create memorable flooring surfaces that you will love for many years to come.

How are Mosaic Floor Tiles Made Of?

The most commonly known mosaic tile materials are porcelain and ceramic. Although these are far from your only choices for crafting a stunning mosaic tile pattern. Here’s a quick summary of a few of the most popular tile materials:

  • Porcelain: For those endeavoring a more hard-wearing tile material, porcelain fits the measure. It contains a blend of feldspar, white clay, and sand, porcelain is fired at a higher temperature than ceramic, making it significantly more dense & durable. Porcelain mosaic floor tiles are appropriate for applications both inside and outside of the home, including walls, countertops, and floors that receive heavy foot traffic.
  • Ceramic: To make ceramic tiles, natural clay is baked in a furnace. Typically, the clay is finished with a protective polish to make the tile resistant to stains and moisture. This step assures that ceramic tile can endure daily wear and tear in the kitchen or bathroom, making it a suitable choice for backsplashes, interior walls, and floors that receive light foot traffic.
  • Natural Stone: After they are quarried, natural stones such as slate, marble, and granite may be cut into pieces of tile. Natural stone tile gives a tranquil blend of color, texture, and rustic charm, and many types are long-lasting enough to be used for various applications including flooring.

This is only a sample of the many mosaic tile materials which may be used to add individualized charm to your interior. Some other possibilities involve glass, metal, or a blend of glass and natural stone. As they come in such an extensive range of material options, with endless opportunities for customization, mosaic tiles are among the most versatile surfacing selections.

How do Porcelain Mosaics Work?

Mosaics means that it consists of small pieces arranged together to form a larger pattern. Porcelain Mosaic Floor Tiles are acknowledged for their unique look. They have diverse finishes and sizes that make them the perfect fit for almost any design.

Owing to the repetition in pattern, shape, and/or color, adorning a surface with porcelain mosaic floor tiles functions adds visually intriguing texture and detail. Typically applied in smaller areas as an accent, porcelain mosaic tiles serve as the perfect complement to main design elements, such as natural stone countertops or larger tile settings.

As compared to more classic tile layouts, porcelain mosaic tiles require more careful grouting, as well as the use of more grout in many cases. A perk of new grout being needed is that it makes for a more slip-resistant surface. In turn, floor tiles are a terrific choice for spaces such as shower floors and niches. 

Advantages of Porcelain Mosaic Floor Tiles

The main advantage of Porcelain Mosaic Floor tiles are:

  • Elegant design

Porcelain mosaic floor tiles are available that are remarkably good at mimicking natural stone such as marble or even wood grains. This makes porcelain mosaic floor tiles an excellent choice where you want the look of wood without wood's susceptibility to water damage. To really make a splash, pick a colorful patterned tile that creates beautiful, elaborate designs on your floors or walls.

  • Water and Heat Resistance

Porcelain mosaic floor tiles are denser, heavier, and more inaccessible to water, and thus is a better choice tile for floor, although outdoor use is recommended only in mild climates. Porcelain mosaic tile for shower floor has excellent resistance to heat, making it a good choice for the floor.

  • Luminous appearance

The darkest glass mosaic tiles will serve to reflect light rather than absorb it. This can make the porcelain mosaic floor tiles seem to glow with a luminous radiance that you can’t find in any other flooring material.

  • Care and Cleaning

Porcelain mosaic floor tiles are very easy to clean up by damp-mopping with a mild water-soap solution.

  • Durability and Maintenance

Porcelain clays are denser and thus less penetrable. This makes porcelain mosaic tile for shower floor harder and more impervious to moisture. Due to its through-body composition, it is recognized as more durable and better suited for heavy usage. Chip a porcelain tile, and the color extends all the way through, as a result, the damage is nearly invisible.

  • Lifespan

Porcelain mosaic floor tiles are a harder substance and wear better, but their hardness can also make them more susceptible to cracking under structural shifting in a building.

How to Install Porcelain Mosaic Floor Tiles?

Compared to standard tile, Porcelain mosaic floor tiles are easier to install because you don't need special equipment to cut the mesh sheet that porcelain mosaic tiles are attached to. It just likes the process of laying wall tiles.

Initially, you need to prepare the surface and make sure it is perfectly flat, smooth, firm, dry, and clean. Cement board is now the standard underlayment applied for stone, porcelain tile laid with thin-set mortar adhesive.

Design the layout and adjust the positions of sheets until you get the arrangement right. Start at the center of the surface, first placing all full sheets of tile. Then you can do whatever cutting is required around the barriers and at the borders.

After you finish porcelain mosaic floor tiles installation, install trim or accent tiles. You can use cove tiles, bullnose liners, or baseboard tiles. Allow the mortar set, then grout and clean the tiles.

Porcelain Mosaics Tiles: Care and Maintenance

Treating your porcelain mosaic tiles kindly will reduce the cleaning work you have to do, keep them looking brand new, and prevent damage. Fortunately, maintenance is much easy if you just follow these simple tips:

  • Post-Installation

The time after the installation of porcelain mosaic tiles is a very important time for cleaning. Your space may have extra debris, dust, and grout that can damage your tiles. Avoid acidic cleaners since they can fade your grout color. To clean well, make sure you read the guidance that comes with the grout you got.

  • Clean Spills Immediately

Depending on the porcelain mosaic tile for shower floor material, spills can be a nuisance. Glass tiles can hold moisture, but the stone is a little more sensitive. Either way, prevent stains by cleaning spills quickly after they occur.

  • Mopping

If you have porcelain mosaic tile for shower floor, mopping can help keep them looking beautiful. Sweep the floors first, applying a broom with smooth bristles. Then apply a pH-neutral cleaner and water to mop the floors. You should allow the cleaning agent to sit on the floors for about 5-10 minutes before scrubbing with a mop. When you’re finished, rinse thoroughly and remove excess liquid.

  • Vacuuming

You can vacuum your porcelain mosaic tile for shower floor to keep them clean if you prefer that over-sweeping.

  • Don’t Drag Furniture

Lift furniture when moving it on your porcelain mosaic floor tiles. That way, the pieces won’t damage or mark your tiles. Making your porcelain mosaic floor tiles lasts a long time is easy when you care for them correctly. No matter what type of porcelain mosaic floor tiles you have, clean them regularly and they’ll shine for years to come.

Is Porcelain Mosaic Tile good for the Shower Floor?

Porcelain mosaic tile for shower floor is the most popular choice for shower floor tiles. The small size of the individual tiles implies they adhere to the slope and shape of the shower floor better than a larger tile would. There are also more grout lines present between porcelain mosaic tile for shower floor, offering much-needed slip resistance in the shower. Overall, if you're looking for the best tile for your shower floor, without a doubt, glazed porcelain mosaic floor tiles are your best option. They are less costly to buy, install and maintain than natural stone, and above all they look fantastic. Porcelain mosaic tile for shower floor can be notoriously slippery. It has a feature that makes tile easy to clean its smooth, non-porous nature also means that it is slippery underfoot.

Conclusion

Porcelain mosaic floor tiles are extremely versatile and easy to install, they offer endless combinations of colors, sizes, shapes, and materials options and can add a look of luxury to any room.

Porcelain Mosaic Floor Tiles - FAQs

 Q1 Can I use porcelain mosaic tile flooring outside?
Ans. Yes. Because of their strength, porcelain mosaic floor tiles can be used outside the home for patios, gardens, or pools. Make sure the tile is recommended for exterior use before you start because exterior tiles need to have special protection from the weather.

Q2. How long will porcelain mosaic floor tiles last?
Ans. With proper installation and care, porcelain mosaic floor tiles can last for many years. This is one advantage of tile. While cheap alternatives might be appealing at the time, a quality tile floor will last much longer and be well worth it in the long run.

Q3. How do you clean porcelain mosaic floor tiles?
Ans. You should always use a non-acidic, antibacterial cleaner for man-made tiles like porcelain. One of the best qualities about porcelain is how easy it is to clean.

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