The Ultimate Guide to Mosaic Tile Types

Speaking of mosaic tiles, we will not feel strange. As one type of ceramic tile in the field of home decoration, mosaic ceramic tile is widely used and welcomed by people. Mosaic ceramic tile is one of materials for laying wall and floor, which has become the favorite of decoration materials with colorful forms. Regarding the mosaic tile types and characteristics, it’s necessary to have a better understanding before buying and selection suitable tiles.

Characteristics of mosaic tiles:

  1. Strong decorative features
  2. Long service life
  3. Safe
  4. Personalized
  5. Eco-friendly

Types of mosaic tiles:

1. Glass mosaic

It’s a flat transparent glass printed the layer of flowers on the back. From front side, it looks a bit like ceramic, but from the side view, it’s transparent. The color of the glass mosaic is very bright, but at the same time, the brittleness as well as poor thermal shock of the glass are also prominent. Because glass mosaic comes in a variety of colors and styles, the option is accordingly massive. No matter what kinds of glass mosaic, such as textured or smooth, translucent or opaque, frosted or glossy, you can find what you need. Due to its features of moisture resistance and stain resistance, there is a commonly used glass mosaic application in the market, that is glass mosaic tile backsplash.

2. Natural stone mosaic tile

Natural stone mosaic tile regarded as decorative tile has a long cultural history from the worldwide. It is made of natural stone without adding any chemical dyes by special technology. However, the weakness is that it has poor acid and alkali resistance and poor waterproof performance.

3. Marble mosaics

Marble mosaic floor tile with refined elegance is one of great options for floor tile.

4. Travertine mosaics

You can feel like at home when you come in the interior laying with travertine mosaics.

5. Seashell mosaic tile

Shell mosaic tile feels smooth when touching. Natural shell is made by cutting, planing, special dyeing and waxing. It is characterized by some noble light transmittance, environmental protection and colorful color.

6. Metal mosaic tile

If you want your interior decoration setting off an industrial, or futuristic atmosphere, then metal mosaic tile must be highly recommended.

7. Ceramic mosaic

There is a layer of glaze on the surface of the ceramic body, which is equivalent to a small piece of ceramic tile. It can make different surface gloss effects and different colors. It has the advantages of high strength, strong toughness, heat resistance and impact resistance of ceramic products. It is moisture-proof, waterproof, wear-resistant and easy to clean. It is mostly used in exterior walls and kitchens.


As mentioned above, to understand mosaic tile types before buying is necessary. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact KST BUILDING MATERILS, a professional mosaic tile manufacturer who you can rely upon.

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