How to create a mosaic mural

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When it comes to your bathroom or kitchen, you should choose a tiling feature that will really stand out. One such feature that has stood the test of time is the mosaic. Although you might think that this is more traditional in style, a mosaic can be equally as impressive in a contemporary space. Especially if you select the right colours and pattern. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston;s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to how to create a mosaic mural.

Choose a design

First of all, you should think about the design you want to create. If you have a traditional home, a traditional design will suit your style. This can include something like birds or a floral pattern. In contrast, a contemporary space will suit something a little more abstract, using monochrome or neutral colours.

Choose your materials

Once you have the design planned out, you can begin shopping for materials. Make sure you buy more tiles than you think you will need just in case. It’s better to have too many than too few, as you might not be able to finish the mosaic.

Apply your adhesive

The adhesive you will need will depend on the materials you are using. So make sure you read the manufacturers instructions. Otherwise your tiles might start falling off the wall! Once you have the right adhesive and the materials, you can start applying the adhesive to the wall.

Add your tiles

Then you can begin to create your design by placing the tiles where they need to go. Start at the top and work downwards. Press the tiles into the mortar to make sure they stick but make sure the mosaic is vertically flat. Any tiles that are sticking out will detract from your finished result. If you need to maintain the same width between the tiles, make sure you use tile spacers, for a professional finish.


Once the tiles are in place, remove any excess adhesive from between the tiles. Allow the mortar to dry and then clean off any excess adhesive from the front of your tiles with a damp cloth. Finally, grout the mosaic completely and wipe off any excess grout with a clean damp sponge.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Tiles 2 Go.