6 Inspiring Ideas for Tile Mosaics in the Home

6 Inspiring Ideas for Tile Mosaics in the Home

Mosaics are an ancient art form and a practical one. From adorning grand palaces to awe-inspiring places of worship these artisan tiles have surely withstood the test of time. Durable ceramic tile can be arranged in a limitless variety of designs. But here, we want to take a look at ways to bring mosaic floor and wall tile into a home or commercial space. Continue reading to learn more!

1. Hexagon Flower Pattern

Let’s start with a classic: the hexagon flower design. This mosaic floor tile pattern adds a lot of charm with little complexity. It’s clean, not too busy, but can make a floor stand out from a more monotone design. While black and white tile in this pattern is definitely a classic look, try experimenting with different glazes. Choose your own colors according to your taste or use our recommended 23 Sapphire Blue glaze to liven up your design.

 Small Hexagons -  45R My Blue Heaven, 130 White, 23 Sapphire Blue. Small Hexagons -  45R My Blue Heaven, 130 White, 23 Sapphire Blue. Photography - Pencil Shavings Studio.

2. Geo-Star Pattern

Your space is sure to shine with this star arrangement of tiles! Our diamonds and hexagons were literally made for each other, and they come together in a perfect mosaic tile backsplash or floor pattern. This tile arrangement gives a bold, fresh, and modern look. We call this the Geo-Star Pattern, for obvious reasons. 

Geo-Star Pattern - 61 Navy.Geo-Star Pattern - 61 Navy.

3. Geo-Hex Pattern

The hexagon and diamond collaboration doesn’t end there: meet the Geo-Hex Pattern. This popular mosaic tile pattern turns the six-sided hexagon into a multi-dimensional visual marvel. With approximately 80% Hexagons and an accent of 20% Diamonds, this unique pattern is 100% eye-candy!

Geo-Hex Pattern - 913 Old Copper.Geo-Hex Pattern - 913 Old Copper.

4. Moroccan Fish Scale Wave Pattern

Another timeless classic, moroccan fish scale tiles can form two different mosaic patterns––the classic mermaid or fish scale formation they’re named after or the wave pattern, where it takes the aquatic motif in a new direction. The natural waviness of the grout lines adds an element of intrigue to any space as well as the innumerable possibilities with color and layout.

Medium Moroccan Fish Scales in Wave Pattern – 21R CobaltMedium Moroccan Fish Scales in Wave Pattern – 21R Cobalt
Photography by Allen Craig Interiors

5. Herringbone Pattern

A unique twist on a classic shape, our herringbone tile pattern is the perfect way to let your creativity shine with standard subway tile. Each piece is sized and glazed by hand in-studio, giving it unmatched depth, variation, and texture. Herringbone mosaic tile is extremely versatile––turning subway tile 45 degrees can totally transform the look of a kitchen, bar, or laundry room. We could go on and on about herringbone tile (it is endlessly versatile) and you can check out our video on the topic. 

2"x6" Subway Tile in Herringbone - 28 Everglades2"x6" Subway Tile in Herringbone - 28 Everglades.
Photography - Joinery and Design Co.

6. Splash of Pattern

A wall-height mosaic tile backsplash in the kitchen can be spectacular. But, if you’re looking for a more contained approach, you can place the mosaic behind the stove and surround it with tile trimAn easy herringbone contrast for the stove splash provides an interesting contrast without a lot of extra customization. No need to overthink it!

2”x4”, 3”x8” Subway Tile, Pencil Liners in 1065 Mint Julep.2”x4”3”x8” Subway TilePencil Liners in 1065 Mint Julep.

Wherever you place your mosaic, and whatever design you choose, make sure it’s made with artist-quality materials. As the name suggests, Mercury Mosaics was founded by a mosaic artist in her art studio. There’s a quality to handmade tile that cannot be mass-produced by machine. And while we’ve grown to a full-scale handmade tile powerhouse, our commitment to honoring the artistry of tile mosaics has never once wavered.

You can learn more about our story and see more photos of these tile projects on our website. If you decide the time is right to craft a unique tile mosaic in your space, we’ll be here to get you started.

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