3 Things to Consider When Choosing Glaze Color

Choosing the glaze for your tile is more than simply picking your favorite color. While general color choice is a great starting point, we also recommend considering three more details: finish, variation, and clay body. If you visit our color page and click on a color, you'll notice a pop-up labeling the glaze colors based on these elements. Once you find a color you like make sure that you are also getting the texture and hue on point with your considerations. We always recommend ordering a sample or talking to a salesperson to ensure your tile is glazed the way you...

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Cocoon Salon's Bubbly Statement Backsplash

This bubbly backsplash at Cocoon Salon is the perfect place to suds up! The chic tile installation balances sophistication and fun, a representation of what this salon is all about. Cocoon is a short drive from our office. Our founder Mercedes has been getting her hair cut there ever since they opened. Now when she's getting her hair bubbled, she's surrounded by bubbles from her handmade tile factory. Cocoon Connection "This unique salon was already dear to my heart prior to designing their tiled backsplash. Not only do they make my hair look amazing all day every day, but the owner and I connect on many levels by...

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Tile Guide - Our Shapes & Sizes

Welcome to our mosaic tile shapes and sizes guide! We have so many options, which is why we can really say "if you can dream it, we can make it!" You get to choose from 12 different shapes, multiple patterns within those shapes, and over 100 glaze colors. Not only that, but we encourage mixing and matching shapes, along with using multiple colors for a bold look.  That being said, we know that too many decisions can be overwhelming. So here's an easy overview of the shapes in our mosaic tile guide to browse at a glance. We hope it inspires...

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Moroccan Fish Scale Tiles - 11 Ways to incorporate your favorite Mermaid Shape!

Tour through a wide variety of how our clients embraced the Large Moroccan Fish Scale tile in Sea Mist, each with their own personal twist. This fabulous and versatile shape adds great color and texture, showing up uniquely in each setting.

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10 Ways to Create Geometric Patterns with Ceramic Tile

Say goodbye to white subway and hello to bold geometric tile patterns! Modern, patterned tile is quickly becoming a staple for the home. We love seeing clients embrace unique and inspiring tile compositions. While patterned tile is typically associated with cement tile, we like this design movement because it aligns with our passion for handmade ceramic tile. It's what we do all day, every day. Creating patterns is at the heart of what we're all about. Here are 10 ways that we've created geometric bliss with patterned tiles.  1. Moroccan Fish Scales - Wave Pattern This global-inspired tile pattern looks more...

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Tile Coloring Book

Tile Coloring Book

Are you inspired by our tile designs, but don't know how to put your ideas on paper? We've got a fun solution for you! We created a downloadable tile coloring book for you to get creative with your concepts. Whether you're playing with beginning-stage ideas or ready to make your dream a reality, we hope you have fun with this adult downloadable coloring book. Show us how you brought the shapes to life by sharing your finished colorings with us on social! If you sketch up an idea you're ready to implement, reach out to our sales team and show them your...

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The Scoop Behind the Ice Cream Counter

In honor of National Ice Cream day (this Sunday) we wanted to share the sweetest tile project at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream as a counter backsplash idea. Their counter is covered in Medium Moroccan Fish Scales, a perfect shape match to the look of a cone with a big scoop of ice cream on top! Inspiring and fun, this project is a dessert for the eyes.  Photo: @elizabethkeene For the Love of Moroccan Fish Scales Moroccan Fish Scales are one of our most beloved shapes. Similar to ice cream, they're globally embraced. Could there be a better way to brighten your day than with...

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13 Floor Tile Ideas For Your Home

There's an undeniable beauty to floor tile that we cannot get enough of. Both exquisite and charming, using our ceramic tile is not only practical but gorgeous. From stunning textures to unique color variation and brush strokes, it's a truly special experience to have handmade ceramic tile in your home. You'll feel the magic beneath your feet with every step you take! Whatever your personal style is, we have a way to incorporate floor tile into your home. Here are 13 mosaic floor tile ideas that will have you #floored. Do you have an idea of your own? If you can dream it, we can make it!...

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How to Install Ceramic Tile 101

Are you the kind of person who likes to DIY your home renovations? Are you thinking about installing tile yourself? We're here to help! We've created a simple checklist and overview of how to install tile. Our goal is to make our bespoke tile process as simple as possible. That being said, our tile is an investment that will last for years to come. Know that every tile installation is unique and requires a variety of additional techniques and knowledge that we won't be able to cover in this 101. If you're unsure about your ability to install the tile, we recommend learning the steps and hiring a...

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5 Ways to Pick the Perfect Grout Color

Grout is much more than the cement that fills the spaces between tiles - it's a crucial component to your project's overall design. It's common to wait until the last minute to choose your grout color, but taking time to consider your options may help your decision in the long-run. Here are 5 ways to pick the perfect grout color, considering the importance of grout choice on your overall aesthetic.   As an illustration of the impact that grout color can have, look at the example below. In the image, we have the same tile with a dark grey and a white grout. To see the...

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Join Our #TileSquad Contest

Who else could spend hours looking through beautiful tile photos? We're hoping that you'll share the love with our new #tilesquad contest! Now through the end of August, take a picture of Mercury Mosaics tile, use the hashtag #tilesquad, and tag us. We'll feature some of our favorites to this blog and post them on our social channels tagging you!  Win a Prize: 1st place will win this custom Small Moroccan Fish Scales mirror.  2nd place will win one of these super cute custom switch plate prototypes. 3rd place will win a Mercury Mosaics mug.  How to enter:  1. Take a picture with...

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5 Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

Create a modern farmhouse kitchen for a cozy space to prepare your meals. Inspired by the simpler times of the farmhouse, this style includes a repurposed and comforting country vibe. The modern twist ensures that the space maintains simplicity and functionality in the design.  Our tile can be made to match any style! Here are some of our favorite projects with a modern farmhouse look, we hope they inspire you to dream up the kitchen remodel of your dreams.  Here are 5 modern farmhouse kitchen ideas: 1. Subway Tile  A classic element to the modern farmhouse style is exposed brick. We love...

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How to Plan for Your Bathroom Niche

Say goodbye to shower caddies and messy stacks of bottles by adding a bathroom niche to your shower. Not only are niches beautifying and functional, they add an eye-catching design element that sets your bathroom apart. Careful planning is key to creating a flawless niche, here are some considerations for you to keep in mind during your remodel. Here's your bathroom niche checklist:  1. What wall is best for the niche?   There are a few elements to consider when picking your wall for the niche. Number one: before you get attached to any layout, ensure that your plan does not interact...

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Creative Ways to Use Tiled Lettering with Mosaics

Make a statement with your tile by saying something unique and personal to you! Mosaic tiled typography is a beautiful and inspiring way to communicate to those who enter your space. Whether it's for branding a commercial project or for personalizing your home, our handmade ceramic tile is the perfect material for tile lettering.  This Eastlake Brewery tile project is straight-to-the-point and shows how beautiful a refined and simple look can be. The subway tile backsplash and lettering creates a strong horizontal line, clean sans serif type, and black and white glaze colors make this a beautifully bold appearance. Photo: @a_look_into The mosaic lettering...

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Small Bathroom Black & White Moroccan Floor Tile

One part boho, one part glam, this Moroccan floor tile will have you dreaming up new ways to reinvent your home's small spaces! To let this little room pop, Folk & Flora chose to go bold with the decoration, creating an exotic juxtaposition with the Modern Farmhouse style of the rest of the home. Moroccan Cross - 130 White. Medium Moroccan Fish Scales - 366 Satin Black. Moroccan Cross Shower Floor Moroccan tile is all about beautiful detail, strong pattern, and luxurious design. Our Moroccan Cross tiles were the perfect choice for the shower, building off the black and white cement patterned floor next...

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Art-A-Whirl at Mercury Mosaics 2018

Visit us during Art-A-Whirl 2018 for a mixture of tile, fine art, and craft inspiration! You'll get the opportunity to tour our new factory space, learn more about our process, and play with tile. This year is special because a big group of our Tile Elves will be displaying and selling their personal art pieces and crafts. Our team's creative talent goes far beyond tile! Read everyone's bio below to get excited for this fun day.  Don't forget about this event by signing up on Facebook! Alyse Emanuel - Oil Painter In her oil paintings, she uses tonality to investigate three-dimensional space by creating...

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How-To Clean Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is an excellent choice for high-traffic spaces. Its durability and simplicity to maintain make it a no-brainer for your bathroom, kitchen, or floor. There are a few steps we recommend to ensure that that your tile stays as good as new for as long as possible.

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Mountain Modern Kitchen Backsplash & Tiled Fireplace
Creating a mountain modern ambiance is a great way to get that cozy cabin feel while maintaining a contemporary look. Our tile is the perfect addition to this interior style because of it's stunning texture, natural look, and variated color. For this home we created two tile installations: a Moroccan Fish Scale kitchen backsplash and a custom mosaic fireplace hearth. 

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How-To Floor Transition From Tile to Wood
Create an eye-catching transition from tile to wood with these tips and tricks. Ceramic floor tile is both durable and beautiful, making it a great choice for entryways, bathrooms, kitchens, and much more!

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California Style Bathroom Before & After
This California Style bathroom is a remarkable before & after transformation! Marissa Cramer, the interior designer behind the remodel, brought her laid-back modern aesthetic to every detail of this bathroom. The beachy and bold turquoise tile, thoughtful layout, and decor all helped make this renovation a winner! 

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