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Shape Spotlight: 3x3 Mosaics

By Ted Ryan

Shape Spotlight: 3x3 Mosaics

Among the most natural shapes for building, the square is as versatile as they come. Our 3x3 Square Tile is perfect for walls, backsplashes, and artistic mosaic installations. Best of all, this intricate Tile is now available sheeted for foolproof installs and prearranged mosaic patterns. Join us as we take a deep dive into the newly sheeted 3x3. Let’s jump in!

Mosaic Size

3x3 Tiles are considered mosaic size, made for intricate custom installations. Working with small Mosaic Tiles can be intimidating. With our newly sheeted 3x3s, we do the hard work for you! Whether you choose a single color grid or create an impressionist work of art, the 3x3 is a straightforward shape with endless possibilities.

3x3 Sheeted Mosaic Tiles


Custom Designs

3x3s are the perfect Tile for making custom designs across broad surfaces like in this gorgeous white and gold bathroom with a dramatic lattice grid of clean Calcite framing gilded Haystack.

Tile Shown: 3x3 Squares in Calcite and Haystack. Design: Claire Thomas; Image: Claire Thomas

A Very Versatile Tile

3x3 can cover serious ground. Styled in a single neutral color, like in this inviting Victorian breakfast nook, these squares create an eye-catching texture to span entire walls. Standard sheeting applies to straight set and offset, keeping options endless.

Tile Shown: 3x3 Square Milky Way. Design: Lynn K. Leonidas; Image: Sunset Magazine

Simple Installation

Elegance is simplicity done right. And with front taped sheeting, you can be sure your Tiles are installed correctly the easy way. We use clear front-tape sheeting on the face of the Tiles for better adhesion between the Tile and surface and better visibility to make minor adjustments during installation.

Tile Shown: 3x3 Square in Flagstone. Design: The Chris & Claude Co.; Image: Kinna Shaffer, Hailey Patrick

The Perfect Fit for Bright Color

Even in tight spaces, the 3x3 Mosaic hits all the right angles. Shown here in Tuolumne Meadows, you’ll see how bright colors come off crisp in the classic graph paper pattern.

Tile Shown: 3x3 Square shown in Tuolumne Meadows. Design: Brit Dot Design; Image: Brit Dot Design


Or make a small space look even bigger with a bold pop of color blocking. It's as easy as stacking blocks!

Tile Shown: 3x3 Squares in Mandarin, Milky Way, Tuolumne Meadows, and Sorbet. Design: Aker Interiors; Image: Jess Isaac Photography

Artistic Options

3x3s make a serious impression when featured with one of our high variance glazes. Seen here in Sand Dune, the random arrangement of tones creates a geometric blur like bokeh from a photograph.

Tile Shown: 3x3 Squares in Sand Dune. Design: Claire Zinnecker; Image: Leonid Furmansky, Son of Rand


Totally random or planned down to the Tile, we can prearrange any combination to save you time, money, and frustration during your install. So check out the versatile 3x3, it's never been an easier choice.

Ready to choose 3x3 tiles for your project? Order color samples online now. Need some help? 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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