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5 reasons why you should invest in mosaic tile flooring asap

(5 min read) In the sea of laminate, hardwood, vinyl, and granite floors spotted with colorful islands of carpets and rugs, (omg I’m a poet), one thing is certain — you will either slip or catch a mite or dust allergy. Now that we’ve started on a positive note, lemme solve all of your problems for you — mosaic tile flooring. You’re welcome.

Mosaic Tile Rug and Designs
Simple and elegant tile mosaic rug.

If you are an avid reader of this blog you already know that I’m always right, so you probably don’t need convincing. However, if you are a newbie here, you’ll probably need some explanation on why mosaic tile rugs are better than any other flooring. So, first of all, hello there newbie, welcome to the most fabulous corner of the internet. Now here’s why I’m right…

Mosaic Tile Flooring
Arabesque and nature combined.

1. Artwork without dust, mites, and other irritants

One of the first arguments of carpet fans is the arabesque designs and colorful patterns you’ll lose if you leave your floor naked. First of all, there is nothing wrong with artistic nudity (Self-love ppl!) and secondly, it’s not our fault if your naked floor is dingy. If you prefer trapped pollen, disgusting microscopic insect parts, aggressive mites, pet dander, and such, over some naked flooring, then you do you, we won’t judge. The world is full of latent masochists. However, with mosaic floors, you can have the best of both worlds. Allergen-free artwork of a design. Mosaic tiles can’t trap carpet-loving irritants and even your most sensitive family members and friends will breathe freely in your home. One disadvantage of mosaic flooring would be that your fam and friends would probably love visiting. If you are not a social butterfly, just lock the door and admire your mosaic floors in silence. There, problem solved.

Tile Flooring and Mosaic Tiles
Neon never looked so sophisticated. Mosaic art by True Mosaics Studio.

Tile Mosaic Flooring Designs
Sometimes even the most discreet mosaic details will make the floor pop. Photo by Crystal Thomas.

2. Low maintenance

Carpets have to be washed every two or three months, hardwood floors polished every week, granite floor scrubbed monthly, and mosaic tile floors? Well if you notice some dust just wipe it off with a wet towel or something. Uh-huh. That simple. No need to obsess over what product to use, what type of cleaning mop works best, how long should it stay soaked, etc.

Tile Floor and Tile Rugs
And just like that, your bathroom is turned into a spa. Mosaic Artwork by Maureen Elphick.

Mosaic Rug Art And Designs
You can never go wrong with autumn colors. Mosaic Rug Art by Mosaics Lab.

3. Safety

Yes, I said safety. There’s a myth out there that mosaic tiles are slippery and that is just not true. Even polished mosaic tiles are not slippery and here is why: there are usually 2mm of grouted spaces between individual pieces of tiles. Grout makes even the shiniest most polished mosaic floors non-slippery. Grouted spaces do exactly the same trick as anti-slip tapes on regular floors, the difference is you don’t have to invest additional cash into anti-slip tapes. Not to mention that there is a variety of mosaic tiles with textured finishes if you like a more matte look on your floors. Now go and polish your flat marble flooring and try walking in socks, or do the same with your lacquered wooden floor, if you like living dangerously…

Mosaic Tile Floor Design
Shiny doesn’t have to mean slippery. Mosaic Tile Floor Design by Sicis.

4. Durability and cost

Mosaic tiles are Michael Myers-level resistant. Chemicals can’t harm them, they are virtually non-porous and, unlike the variety of their competition, mosaic tiles don’t form mold or mildew over time. Sure, they can be chipped in some extreme cases. For example, let’s say you are one of the main faces of the #freebritney movement and her father hires mercenaries from eastern Europe to gun you down. They come to your house in the middle of the night shooting from their Mk 48s, thereby chipping your gorgeous mosaic flooring in the process. Of course, the forces of everything that’s good and kind protect you and you manage to escape unscathed, but you end up having to replace some of your chipped tile pieces. So, yeah. They can be damaged in EXTREME cases. On the same note, your investment s truly justified, especially compared to other types of flooring you would have to replace or renovate completely from time to time.

Floor Mosaic Design
Simple, effective, and durable. Design by Originals by Rhonda.

Mosaic Carpet Tiles
Who needs a carpet when mosaic flooring can be this fun and colorful?

5. Versatility and flexibility

Mosaic tiles are available in a wide range of materials, colors, and patterns. Ceramic, glass, marble, quartz, travertine, slate, you name it, and combining these various categories will bring more dramatic flair into any space. Opting for combining various types of tiles is also great for small spaces where the usage of color and details is limited. Mosaic flooring will add panache and glam to a small room like no carpet or hardwood floor ever could.

Mosaic Tile Rug and Tile Floorling
Spring on your floor throughout the year. Mosaic Art by Appomattox Tile Art.

There you go newbie, now you know. Now go choose a pattern for your mosaic flooring. 


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M. Belosh

M. Belosh

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16 Comments

  1. Krysten Quiles
    August 12, 2021 at 9:59 pm — Reply

    Oh man, these are so opulent! What a wonderful thing to have in your home.

  2. Sabina Green
    August 13, 2021 at 6:35 am — Reply

    These are all so beautiful! I would love to have a mosaic courtyard area or a bathroom floor. The rainbow coloured one looks amazing!

  3. Paula Richie
    August 13, 2021 at 1:09 pm — Reply

    I think I mentioned on this blog before that we would like mosaic tile on our patio floor. I really like the photo with the mosaic floor in the bathroom also.

  4. Aisam
    August 14, 2021 at 6:28 am — Reply

    I didn’t know that mosaic floors would be low maintenance or they would be less expensive in the long run. They are so pretty to have though!

  5. Sarah Stockley
    August 14, 2021 at 8:12 am — Reply

    I love the look of mosaic tiles, they remind me of being abroad. I would love to be able to have tiles like this.

  6. Cynthia Nicoletti
    August 14, 2021 at 9:26 am — Reply

    How amazing are these tiles. It is incredible the designs that are made and how it all turns into a beautiful theme.

  7. Rhian Westbury
    August 14, 2021 at 10:06 am — Reply

    It’s great that mosaic tile flooring is low maintenance as there’s enough to keep clean and tidy around a home. They look so pretty x

  8. Muzi
    August 14, 2021 at 11:15 am — Reply

    This flooring looks beautiful. You’ve given me ideas for my room, thank you!

  9. Mufidah
    August 14, 2021 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    Nice post about beautiful flooring. You just gave me ideas for my room!

  10. Andrea
    August 14, 2021 at 4:20 pm — Reply

    Some stunning floor tile designs here! We are renovating our kitchen and have decided to change it to mosaic tiling for easy cleaning

  11. Juan
    August 15, 2021 at 12:13 am — Reply

    Mosaic tile flooring has always been a sensitive topic for me. As a lover of art, I think this type of tile is golden. However, as a professional facility manager, I think the tile is a bit too busy for office spaces.

  12. Gladys Nava
    August 15, 2021 at 11:17 am — Reply

    Yes! I love mosaic so much! And I really love it if it will be on my floor. Thanks for sharing these!

  13. Catherine
    August 15, 2021 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    Oh mosaic tiling is gorgeous! I think the flooring is all so beautiful. It really adds a whole new dimension to the spaces.

  14. Joyce
    August 15, 2021 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    I love mosaic art but I haven’t thought about making them as floor tiles. It look amazing!

  15. PJ
    August 16, 2021 at 11:02 am — Reply

    that beautiful mosaic tile work is a piece of art. Love it.

  16. Laura Schwormstedt
    August 18, 2021 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    I would love to have some Mosaic floor tiling in my garden in the future – it’s so pretty and unique

    Laura x

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