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Slate Mosaic Tile Floors - Simply Gorgeous for Your Kitchen, Bathroom or Entrance

Do you like slate tile floors? Do you like the look of mosaic tiling? Well, then this home interior design idea may be for you!

This slate tiled flooring done in a mosaic pattern with a border can be used in any high traffic areas in your home, and will give you a designer home look.

 

You must love the look of slate to do this project. I, personally, am in love with slate. I love home interiors that are as close to natural as possible. It is almost like bringing the outdoors in.

Slate tiles do not just look like natural stone...they actually are natural stone...and I suppose that is the reason I love them.

I love the uneven texture and the natural muted multi colors. It all adds up to a piece of nature in your home decor.

Remember, I will assume that you know the basics of tiling before you begin this project. This article is about the idea...not a the complete 'tiling a floor' instructions.

I prefer the look of the multi color slate as opposed to the grey black slate. It adds more dimension and the tonalities of the multi colors produce a lighter effect in the room. If you go for black grey slate, remember it will be dark.

I did this slate mosaic tiled pattern with a larger border in my smaller bathroom. The border was a nice touch as it keeps the smaller mosaic tiles from appearing too busy.

This was done in a very small bathroom but, this border tiled floor design could be used in a front entrance or even a kitchen.

The biggest time consumption comes in the design of this mosaic bordered tile floor. You must measure, measure and measure again.

The inside of the pattern were simply mosaic slate tiles purchased just like this. They are 12 inch slate mosaic tiles with a mesh backing. I bought these for a great price at a local hardware store. They were not special order but, were in stock and therefore, very inexpensive.

HINT: You have to be an opportunist to get deals like this - meaning you have to be ready to buy the product the day you see it even though you may not be getting to the project for some time.

The larger border tiles were extras we had from our front entrance slate flooring project. They were 16"-18" square slate tiles cut basically in half, making the border about 8"-9" wide.

You must decide on the size of your border, measure out your inner rectangle and mark off well.



The picture is of the actual slate tile floor. The round circle is the toilet hole - without toilet, of course.

Slate Mosaic Tiled Floor
 


After you have decided on the size of the border and marked it out carefully on the floor, you begin by tiling the inner centre rectangle with the mosaic slate tiles.

Break off any small mosaic tiles from the mesh backing and cut as necessary. It is actually very simple to work with these tiles even though it looks difficult. Because you can break off the smaller tiles and put them in place after cutting...it makes it very manageable.

SLATE TILE TIP: Remember that slate tiles are porous and therefore, need to be sealed. The good thing about slate tiles is that you can seal the complete floor - meaning you can seal the slate tiles and the grout at the same time, making it a very simple application.

Shop now for beautiful slate and mosaic tiles flooring!

Author: Shelly Whitney, Interior Decorator & Designer, Inspired Interiors.ca
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