at home with Sarah Beeny - August 2012 - (Page 134)
THERE ARE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR THIS APPEALING AND VERSATILE TREND...
he key to using mosaic tiles in your home is to choose the correct size and colour for the space you’re decorating. Think carefully about this as well as about what the room is designed to do. Is it meant to be a space purely in which to relax, or does it have functional elements too? If you need a run of sockets, think about how these can be accommodated without spoiling the appearance of the design. Mosaic tiles are an easy way to introduce a stylish touch and they’re relatively easy to install, so don’t hesitate to play around a little bit so that you’re sure you can achieve the look you want.
This is the obvious location in which to use tiles as the shower and bathroom must be kept watertight. You don’t want water seeping behind the tiles – or any other wall covering for that matter – and damaging the plaster. Their petite size means mosaic tiles won’t overwhelm a small bathroom or shower room, yet there’s sufﬁcient choice that you will still be able to make your own design mark on the space. Usually sold on a sheet of webbing measuring 30cm x 30cm, you can quickly cover a small area. Metallic and glass ﬁnishes are now easily available and bring the wow factor to what might otherwise be a purely functional space.
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