When it comes to adding a touch of elegance and creativity to your space, Mosaic Tile is an excellent choice. Their versatility, design possibilities, and timeless appeal make them a favorite among homeowners and top designers alike. If you’re considering a smaller-sized tile for your project, you can opt for us to sheet your tile or have it shipped to you loose.
However, installing individual mosaic tiles can be a painstaking process. This is where our sheeted tile comes into play, making mosaic installation a breeze. Generally speaking, all of our Mosaic Tile sizes will be sheeted to your specifications, and the cost is folded into their price.
Today we’re answering the most frequently asked questions we get about sheeting our tile.
What Are The Benefits Of Sheeting Tile?
1. Ease of Installation
These small, intricate tiles can transform any space, but working with individual mosaic tiles can be a challenging task–especially for DIY enthusiasts or those with limited experience in tile installation. Each tiny tile must be spaced and placed with precision, making it a time-consuming and sometimes frustrating process.
One of the key advantages of tile sheeting is the elimination of the need to space individual tiles manually. With pre-sheeted tile, installing mosaic tiles has never been easier, and you can achieve professional-looking results without the need for meticulous spacing and alignment.
2. Time Saving
By eliminating the need to individually place and space tiles, our sheeted tile expedites the installation process exponentially.
Whether you’re tackling a small weekend DIY project or a large-scale commercial project like LaGuardia Airport above, the time-saving benefits of sheeted tile allow you to spend less time on installation and more time enjoying the beautifully tiled space.
A polished and cohesive result is easily attained with sheeted tile thanks to uniform spacing. Each tile is carefully placed in a template with pre-spaced grout joints before being face-taped, which greatly helps to ensure even grout lines upon installation.
This is especially helpful with handmade tile, where size variation naturally occurs with the artisanal manufacturing process.
4. Endless Design & Customization Possibilities
With 125+ standard glaze colors and six handmade sizes and shapes available, you have the creative freedom to reflect your own personal style and preferences. Choose one solid color for a classic look, or create unique patterns with multiple colors that suit your vision.
Working on a commercial project? Complete customization is always an option, with intricate murals and patterns, custom colors our glaze team will develop in-house, and even custom shapes and sizes available. Learn more about custom commercial options here.
What Sizes of Our Tile Do We Sheet?
We know every project is unique, which is why we offer a diverse selection of mosaic sizes that can be sheeted. Whether you’re looking for a classic 1x1 or want to experiment with other formats, we’ve got you covered. Here are our mosaic sizes, all of which we offer for sheeting:
1x1 Mosaic Tiles: Our tiniest size packs a big design punch. These small square tiles are perfect for creating intricate patterns or adding subtle texture to your walls and floors.
2x2 Mosaic Tiles: Slightly larger than 1x1s with no less of an impact, our 2x2 Mosaic Tile allows for bold designs and stunning visual interest.
3x3 Mosaic Tiles: Our largest mosaic square is at home with both traditional and modern styles, allowing you to explore your creativity and bring your unique design vision to life.
1x4 Mosaic Tiles: The elongated shape of this size opens up a world of design possibilities, and is ideal for creating linear designs when stacked horizontally or vertically.
1x6 Mosaic Tiles: With their longer length, 1x6 infuse your space with a touch of elegance and are especially favored in midcentury modern environments.
2x4 Mosaic Tiles: A smaller alternative to standard subway tile size, this timeless shape will exude classic design into your space with an offset pattern or modern elegance when stacked.
2” and 3” Hexagons: This timeless choice available in 2 sizes offers a perfect balance between classic and contemporary, with a plethora of custom color patterns just waiting to be dreamed up.
Small Diamonds: Create eye-catching patterns, like the popular geometric Escher pattern, with our diamond-shaped mosaics that add a touch of luxury to any surface.
3” Triangles: More than the sum of its parts, our 3” Triangle offers a multitude of design possibilities depending on your pattern and color preferences.
All of the sizes above are Ceramic Tile, but we also sheet our popular USA-made Glass Tile as well! Glass is available sheeted in 1x1, 1x2, 1x4, 2x2, 2x4, and 3x3.
How Is The Tile Sheeted?
Each tile sheet is carefully pieced together in-house, with the tiles securely face-taped by the square foot and pre-spaced with appropriate grout joints. This not only simplifies the installation process but also ensures consistent spacing and a professional finish.
Here’s an example of what our sheeting process looks like (please note that a professional Fireclay Mosaic Artist did not sheet this, the video was made by our marketing team for demonstration purposes only):
Sheeting is ideal for intricate designs and patterns, keeping everything aligned and spaced beautifully. Whether you’d like a classic offset, modern straight-set, herringbone, Escher, or another pattern, having your Mosaic Tile sheeted is the foundation for stunning, precise designs.
Plus, with our range of colors, you can experiment freely to find the perfect blend for you. Go for a bold and vibrant combination or a subtle, monochromatic look and we’ll piece them together in the blend of your dreams whether you’d like the colors randomized or placed in a custom mural.
Does It Cost Extra To Sheet Tile?
No. The cost of sheeting mosaic sizes is folded into the price per square foot, and pricing is incremental based on the pattern and color blend you choose. This means that although you can specify to have your Mosaic Tile sent loose, there is no discount for loose mosaics.
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