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Mosaic is an art which ages back to the Greek and Roman periods when it was used to beautify temples and palaces. Currently we use this practice to ornament our homes, to make them more beautiful and more original. There are lots of different uses for mosaic tiles. They can be used indoors but also outdoors and in basically any room of the house.

Bathroom

In the bathroom, for example, mosaic tiles can be used to craft eye-catching wall décor like in this case. The mosaic seems to envelop the oval mirror. Mosaic tiles are perfect use as a bathroom. Looking for mosaic tile ideas for the bathroom? Find that unique mosaic tile today! Mosaic Tile Ideas For Kitchen and Bathroom. Add a splash of contemporary styling to your decor with Mosaic Tile.

Half wall design.

More complex images and designs can also be created. Instead of having simple tiles on the bathroom walls, you can have a mosaic which wraps around the room.

Full wall mosaic

Of course, if you wish to create a cohesive interior design, you can cover the entire wall with mosaic tiles. Usually there’s not a particular pattern which has to be chosen but rather something abstract.

Countertop and backsplash design

Just like in the kitchen, for the bathroom you have to choose a backsplash and a countertop if you prefer the walls to be painted and not covered with tiles. Try something bold like in this example.

Mosaic tiled sink

This bathroom features a colorful mosaic which covers the structure on which the washbasin is placed. It gives the room an exotic look, especially in combination with the red wall and that interesting mirror.

Mosaic floors

Because there’s not a lot of room for decorative elements in the bathroom, the floor is often transformed into an eye-catching feature. Mosaic floors beautifully complement simple bathrooms and modern designs.

Mosaic in the shower

The shower is usually a very simple feature which lacks color and pattern. The curtains are usually the bold accent but you can also mosaic tiles for the same purpose.

Kitchen

In the kitchen, the backsplash is often the focal point of the whole décor. It’s why mosaic tiles are a great option. You can use them to create something complex like this framed image.

Of course, most commonly, mosaic tiles are used to cover the entire area between the countertop and the wall-mounted cabinets. You can also cover the entire upper wall like in this case.

Another option, somewhere in between the two examples, is to use mosaic tiles as purely decorative elements and to create interesting designs for the backsplash. This mosaic wraps around the windows and is used in key places.

Mosaic on the kitchen island

If your kitchen is spacious enough to accommodate an island, then you have the opportunity to also include mosaic tiles in its design. You can match the mosaic to that used for the backsplash.

Outdoor designs

To make your patio more interesting and visually-appealing, you can surround yourself with bright colors and patterns. Apply mosaic to the patio floor. You can use pebbles or tiles.
This custom pebble mosaic gives the patio a very comfortable and cozy look. It almost looks like a rug, mainly because of the pattern and because of how smooth it is.

For a beach-style landscape you can try a different kind of mosaic. Use big stones or pavers and allow grass to grow through them. Arrange them in a spiral shape around the firepit to mimic a gastropod shell.

The mosaic path beautifully complements this contemporary house. What’s also interesting is the juxtaposition of materials and the way the wood and stone interact.

Mosaic fence designs

Although it’s rather unusual, you can also use mosaic on your fence in order to make it more interesting-looking. This works for concrete fences with a smooth surface.

Mosaic seats

This modern patio features a very relaxed and casual design and it’s also very chic. The seating is definitely unusual, featuring white mosaic with gold accents. It’s a great idea for a beach house.

Mosaic planters.

You can also add some color and texture to your garden by covering the planters with mosaic tiles. You can create all sorts of eye-catching designs, including geometric patterns like this one.

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Kitchen Granite Countertops

11/22/2017 8:57 AM

Qflooring is a leading supplier of countertop tiles surfaces of granite and quartz to major kitchen manufacturers, developers and to members of the public throughout the US. We also provide granite countertop tiles and kitchen countertop tiles and floors to restaurants, bars, hotels and retailers. After many years growth we have expanded into one of the largest and most technologically advanced Granite works in the country. We stock a huge selection of granite imported from every corner of the world. At Qflooring Work Surfaces countertops and interiors are our speciality. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to answer any queries you may have.

Kitchen countertop tiles

Our Kitchen Worktops and Breakfast Bars come in a choice of natural effect finishes. Choose from a range of finishes that will fit with any kitchen colour scheme, and we have worktop trim and matching colourfil to maintain your breakfast bar. A range of countertop tiles and upstands that are available to Click and Collect or for fast delivery on your day of choice. We have one of the most extensive ranges of kitchen countertop tiles in US. We only choose countertop tiles for kitchens that we believe are functional, beautiful and will last. Tested to stand up to years of use, our kitchen countertop tiles give you a wide choice of styles and materials.

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Bullnose Tile

11/10/2017 6:11 AM

A bullnose tile is a special type of tile primarily used in bathrooms. Its distinctive feature is a rounded edge. Bullnose tile is an essential element of tiling projects because of the great benefits it provides.

First of all, a bullnose tile adds a nice finishing touch to the tiling projects. Many manufacturers actually include matching bullnose tiles in their packages so you can use them to border the edges.

Second of all, a bullnose edge tile is a good safety solution. Conventional and rectified tiles have sharp edges and so you should avoid tiling outward facing areas and corners with them. On the contrary, a bullnose tile is a much safer option thanks to its rounded edges

Bullnose tile is identifiable because of its characteristic round edges. It's viewed as an edge trim piece, and is often used to cover corners or frame the perimeter of a tile design. This eliminates sharper angles and unfinished tile sides from being visible on your floor or wall. Many tile designs are also available with matching bullnose tiles. Here's what you need to know in order to add this type of tile to your design. If you’re on a budget, use a standard bullnose tile piece that is typically used to finish off the field tile. A simple border of mosaic along the backsplash adds visual interest and ties the countertop material to the floor color (and makes it really easy to pick to a wall color).

Applications of Bullnose Tile

Bullnose tiles have a wide variety of applications. Here are a few examples:

  • WALLS: If you're tiling a backsplash or accent wall, unfinished edges that don't match up with the wall will be visible. Placing a row of bullnose tiles around the perimeter of your design yields a more finished look. To determine the types of bullnose tiles that are available, check out the trim pieces that match the tile you choose.
  • DECORATIVE TRIM: Bullnose tiles can also be used as decorative trim or on the top of a half-tiled accent wall.
  • FLOORS: A row of bullnose tiles can take the place of a wooden baseboard and give any bathroom floor a finished look. This added moisture protection will also help to preserve the bottom portion of your walls.
  • CORNERS: Bullnose tiles can also be used to smooth out sharp edges on tub surrounds or countertops. The outermost edges of shampoo niches can also be finished with bullnose rather than standard tile. And for bathrooms that feature a tiled privacy wall, bullnose tile can be used to soften sharper edges. This will not only streamline the overall design, but will also help to protect anyone who brushes up against the wall.
  • Surface bullnose. This refers to a tile trim piece which has a convex radius on one side. It is used to finish the top or side of a tile area.

Bullnose tile: installation tips

  • For the outside corners, use double bullnose tiles. They have two rounded edges and will provide a smoother and less sharp corner.
  • When you are doing the baseboard work, measure required height first, then cut the necessary amount to tile the perimeter.

 

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Many people are drawn to the cool colours, clean lines and minimalist shapes that characterise a modern decor style. And some of these people want their kitchen to feel like a cozy and inviting gathering space too. So what do you do when you desire the cool vibes of modern style but also crave warmth? You plan a warm contemporary kitchen.

The first thing you think of in contemporary kitchens is clean lines and not a lot of adornment or overly decorative features. Colour schemes can vary, but classic choices include white, cream, tan, beige, grey and black, and sometimes a mix of these colours.

Flooring
Concrete, or materials that look like concrete, as shown in this photo, are excellent for a contemporary kitchen, but there are many floor types that can work. The key is not looking rustic (like knotty or rough wood grains) or heavily patterned or vintage (like Spanish or Moroccan tiles). Pattern in contemporary floors tends to be subtle or nonexistent. Oversize tile in concrete or porcelain can work, as can hardwoods.

Countertops and backsplash tile
In contemporary kitchens, the countertops and backsplash are frequently made of the same material, which is often a manmade option such as engineered quartz or solid surface. Watch out for too much pattern in a natural material, as it could pull the kitchen into a different design direction.

The backsplash doesn’t always have to be the same as the countertop, though. Glass tiles with clean lines can make for a contemporary look, as can more contemporary ceramic tiles or even a stone if it is “more uniform-looking".

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