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Mosaics: Small tile, big impact.

By Kali

Mosaics: Small tile, big impact.

They may be small, but mosaics certainly pack a punch. With three timeless shapes and endless color combinations to choose from, you can create a unique installation for projects of all sizes and layouts. Whether you’re looking for a subtle design element or an eye-catching focal point, we’ll find a mosaic that works for you. Our mosaic sizes are: 1x1, 1x4, 1x6, 2x2, 2x4, 3x3, 2" Hexagons, 3" Hexagons, 3" triangles, and Small Diamonds. 

We've made creating a blend that's all your own in a matter of seconds with our new Mosaic Blend Tool. Our innovative Tile Mosaic Blend Tool helps you seamlessly customize, adjust, and sample your creation. Simply select your size and up to 4 colors and adjust the percentages to make it your own. Like what you see? Order samples of your mosaic straight from the tool.

All of our mosaic sizes come pre-sheeted with a clear face tape that ships in sheets that are approximately 1SF each for easier installation (Prefer them loose? Just let us know). Here are the available standard patterns that we sheet: 

We're sharing more about our Mosaic Collection below, but if you want more inspiration, head to our Pinterest Board

Small Diamond:

We'll start off with a real crowd-pleaser. You can certainly have a lot of fun with our small diamond. Just as dynamic as a neutral as it is in a bold color, this shape can be set in a number of patterns that fit right in with the geometric tile trend that shows no sign of slowing.

Playfully called the "stair step floor", interior designer Jessica Davis' patterned bathroom floor tiles maximize the "wow" factor in this petite space. Modern tiles in our Rosemary green tie it all together.

Tile Shown: Small Diamonds in Rosemary, Sand Dune, and carbon

Let the pattern speak for itself with an impactful monochrome palette, or mix it up with a blend of hues that’s truly you.

Tile Shown: Small Diamonds in Lagoon set in an Escher Pattern.

When making your mosaic, considering opting for two shades in the same color family for a seamless blend: 

Tile Shown: Small Diamonds in Martinique and St. Alban's Blue.

Try turning the pattern like this in all white for a softer, but just as impactful look:

An Escher Small Diamond Tile backsplash in White Gloss was all Samantha Wennerstrom's kitchen needed to shape up this chic and modern remodel.

Tile Shown: Small Diamonds in White Wash // Design: Caitlin Flemming // Image: Jacqueline Pilar

This shape works for floors too. Accentuate the pattern with a contrasting grout color. 

Tile Shown: Small Diamonds in White Wash; Image: Jaclyn Johnson

2" Hexagon:
There is something so lovable about these little 2" hexagons. Like our other hexagon sizes, these work in a bevy of applications.

Photographer Jennifer Chong of See and Savour chose our 2" Hexagons in Gypsum for her picture perfect kitchen renovation.

Tile Shown: 2" Hexagon in Gypsum // Design + Image: Jennifer Chong

This sized hex is also ideal for the bathroom; from your backsplash to your flooring, you've got a winner. 

Thanks to the floor and shower tiles' moody blue-green tones and modern patterns, Megan Gilger's soothing master bathroom is steeped in spa-like serenity.

Tile Shown: 2" Hexagons in Flagstone // Design + Image: The Fresh Exchange

3" Hexagons
One of our popular sizes for flooring is this perfectly sized hexagon. 

Laid-back luxury defines this elevated yet inviting main bath, featuring cool blue-grey bathroom tiles paired with earthy thin brick floors.

Tile Shown: 2x6 in Driftwood with 3" Hexagons in Iron Ore // Design: High Street Homes // Image: Jen Morley Burner

3" Triangle: 
This dynamic shape is 

Nantucket style sage Kaity Farrell of Fare Isle draws on nature’s sensibilities to transform her island cottage bathroom with our Handpainted Ginkgo floor tiles and a shower decked in Magnolia Tiles.

Tile Shown: 3" Triangles in Magnolia with 2x6 in Magnolia // Design + Image: Fare Isle

3x3: 
Want a classic tile look? Look no further than this perfectly sized square. 

Content creator Claire Thomas does fresh cottage style best, playfully pairing up golden and white bathroom tiles to create an inviting, suite escape.

Tile Shown: 3x3 in Calcite and Haystack // Design + Image: Claire Thomas

2x2:
This small square is a popular and classic choice for many applications. It can work from your fireplace to your kitchen backsplash to your bathroom floor. Consider using mosaic tile for your shower floor--smaller tiles can help to increase traction underfoot, especially in wet-prone areas.  

Layered in timeless neutrals, interior designer Becki Owens pairs herringbone tile with square floor tile to create this master bath's high-end look.

Tile Shown: 2x6 in White Wash with 2x2 in French Linen on the shower pan floor // Design: Becki Owens

This size also pairs well with other shapes and sizes:

Inspired by the owner's whimsical vintage sconces, this bathroom by Nystrom Design features green subway shower tiles and an eye-catching 6" triangle tile blend.

Tile Shown:2x2 and 3x6 in Kelp with 6" Triangles in Evergreen, Kelp, Seedling, and Magnolia // Design: Ellen Nystrom // Image: Liz Daly

Working on a commercial project? No matter the mosaic, we can help. We worked on a number of custom mosaics for Salesforce East: 

Tile Shown: 2x2s in a blend of custom colors. 

2x4: 
Want to add a bit more pattern to a classic field tile install? Go with the 2x4. 

Designing for her sons' bathroom, Aimee Lago of Hygge & West pairs traditional bathroom tiles like handmade tile trim with rich pops of color and playful accents.

Tile Shown: 2x4 in Evergreen // Design: Hygge & West

1x1:
The smallest of them all, the 1x1 tiles can really steal the show. 

Playing off her client's love for dark rooms with plenty of natural light, designer Sarah Sherman Samuel incorporated custom checkerboard mosaic floor tiles with a matching border for Vanessa Carlton's dormer bathroom in her Nashville home.

Tile Shown: 1x1 tiles in Akoya and Halite with 6x6 in Akoya // Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel // Image: Joseph Bradshaw

1x4:
Great on their own or as an accent to an install, 1x4 tiles work wonderfully in many patterns. 

How do you spice up a small space? Try Nutmeg in 1x4 like The Modern Caravan did for this modern, earthy, and inviting Airstream kitchen.

Tile Shown: 1x4 tiles in Cardamom // Design + Image: The Modern Caravan

1x6:
Small space? Simple solution. Petite backsplashes in the kitchen, laundry room, or living room are perfect spots for impactful tile mosaics. Like the 1x4, this size may be small, but it can be a real eye-catcher.

Tile Shown: 1x6 Tiles in Tusk; Design: The Modern Caravan; Image: Kate Oliver

Highlight the handmade variation with a straight sett pattern like the install below: 

Eden Passante's bathroom gets extra charming thanks to our mosaic tiles.

Tile Shown: 1x6 tiles in Calcite with 2" Hexagons in Overcast // Design: Sarah Sherman Samuel // Image:  Zan Passante

Loving any of these featured colors? Order color samples online now. Need some help? Or have questions about starting a mosaics project of your own? Simply call, chat, or fill out our 
Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.

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