Mosaics: Glass, Stone, or Metal Blends

A glass, marble, and mother-of-pearl mosaic blend.
A glass, marble, and mother-of-pearl mosaic blend.

Mosaics can be intricate, detailed, colorful, artsy, and beautiful. We have access to over 1,000 different mosaics, each with their own unique colors, patterns, and beauty.

Mosaics are made of stone, glass, metal, ceramic, porcelain, pebbles, or some combination thereof, and have a wide variety of patterns and colors. Many porcelain and ceramic floor and wall tiles even come with their own line of matching mosaics!

What, exactly, is a mosaic?

A beige and white glass and stone bubble mosaic
Glass and stone bubble mosaic

Within the tile industry, a mosaic is any collection of small tiles mounted on a mesh or sheet. They can form a pattern or just be a random blend of different elements. The usually one square foot sheets have interlocking edges for a seamless-looking final installation.

Where can I use mosaics?

A blue, brown, tan, and grey slate and glass mosaic
This slate and glass mosaic can only be installed in glass-friendly locations. The slate will need to be sealed to protect it from stains.

A mosaic is limited by its weakest component. For example, an all-porcelain mosaic can go almost anywhere, while a porcelain and glass mosaic is limited due to the fragility of the glass.


Visit the specific product pages of the materials in your mosaic to see where they can be used.


Glass mosaics are most commonly used on backsplashes and as borders and accents in showers. Porcelain mosaics are often used with their matching field tiles; for example, 12x12" tiles can be used on a shower wall while the matching 2x2" mosaics are used on the shower floor.

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