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Mosaic inlay and its many advantages

(4 min read) Mosaic floor inlay is, as you may have already guessed, any type of mosaic art that gets embedded into a solid background. It requires the same set of skills (Liam Neeson set of skills) as with regular mosaic artwork, the only difference is installation.

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Marble mosaic inlay that took some amazing mosaic craftsmanship. Mosaic Inlay by Mosaics Lab.

Mosaic inlay is a perfect option if you just want to freshen up your home a bit without going all-out budget vise. Wherever you decide to add the mosaic inlay you like — you won’t be wrong. Just adjust the wanted size of the mosaic artwork so it doesn’t overwhelm the surface you are inserting it to and go with it.

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Sun-flower mat tile mosaic floor inlay done by our astoundingly skillful Haith Dani. Mosaic Floor Inlay by Mosaics Lab.


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Mosaic medallion ready for inlay. Handmade Mosaic Medallion by Mosaics Lab.

The result of adding a mosaic inlay is always lovely as it adds an element of class and style to any countertop, tabletop, backsplash, and floor. You can, of course, choose any other surface to carve and prepare for your inlay, I’ve just mentioned these as they are the most usual choices.

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Intricate handmade geometrical marble mosaic inlay. Marble Mosaic Inlay by Mosaics Lab.


Whether you are opting for a simple and elegant or elaborate and colorful mosaic art design, the inlay will definitely add a note of attractiveness and curiosity to your space. The aim of a mosaic inlay is to break the plane pattern or monotony of a surface, thus making the whole room look more appealing.

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Floral Intricacy mosaic medallion inlay created by Haith Dani. Mosaic Medallion Artwork by Mosaics Lab.

The mosaic inlay we are talking about is one of two types of inlays, the other one being pietra dura or parchin kari. Pietra dura involves the usage of highly polished, semi-precious stones to create patterns and images. After the stones are polished and cut, they are glued to a substrate so precisely that the contact between each stone is practically invisible.

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Pietra dura marble tabletop on bronze and cast iron base. Mosaic Inlay by Giacomo Raffaelli. Source: Link.

Many will go for pietra dura simply because they can say semi-precious stones when talking about it, but I find mosaic inlay to be much more charming. Seeing how mosaic artwork is made and how much effort and precision it took to build it, is always gratifying and that is exactly what mosaic inlay allows you to observe. With mosaic inlay, you can see where tiles meet and how intricate the artwork actually is.

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Mosaic inlay depicts a lively coral reef and some turtles. Image Source: Link

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Stunning marble floor inlay. Mosaic Floor Inlay by Mosaics Lab.


Our catalog includes a variety of inlays per se, but needless to say, any mosaic artwork can virtually be an inlay. Many times people opt to freshen up their pools with mosaic inlays depicting sharks, dolphins, turtles, and seashells. Garden paths and patios usually get mosaic inlays of flowers, smiling suns, mushrooms, and birds. Terraces and balconies are most often embellished with mosaic inlays of arabesque patterns with vibrant and cheerful colors.

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Colorful mosaic inlay tabletop. Image Source: Link

However, all of those examples of inlays should be just that — examples. Your mosaic inlay should be your choice and it should fit your vision. That is one of the main reasons why we are all about customization when it comes to creating a personalized mosaic artwork. If you want your mosaic inlay to display something particular, we will make it happen.

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The floor inlay is made of marble and precious stones. Mosaic Floor Inlay by Mosaics Lab.

You have a variety of inlays throughout this article, but I’m sure you have your own thoughts, so feel free to chat us up and we will brainstorm a perfect inlay to freshen up your space.

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Mosaic inlay and its many advantages

Mosaic Floor Inlay, Mosaic Floor, Mosaic Floor Rug
Mosaic inlay and its many advantages

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56 Comments

  1. Kacie Morgan
    June 4, 2022 at 6:06 am — Reply

    Mosaic can look so pretty. I’ve always loved seeing it on the porch in front of people’s front doors – what a lovely way to greet visitors to your home!

  2. Melanie Edjourian
    June 4, 2022 at 6:38 am — Reply

    These floor inlay mosaics look great. I’ve seen a few in Mediterranean counties. They have some lovely ones.

  3. Jennifer Passmore
    June 4, 2022 at 12:08 pm — Reply

    Holy moly! These mosaic inlays are absolutely gorgeous! They feature so many beautiful colors!

  4. Astrid
    June 4, 2022 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    I think mosaics are so cool! I wish I had the skill to create them. Mosaic inlays sound even better.

  5. Fouli
    June 4, 2022 at 5:59 pm — Reply

    They all look stunning and the good thing is there are designs for every taste!

  6. Rosey
    June 4, 2022 at 10:37 pm — Reply

    I love a stunning marble floor mosaic. I have a friend who has one in her gorgeous house and it’s wonderful

  7. Rhian Westbury
    June 5, 2022 at 4:45 am — Reply

    Some beautiful mosaic inlay designs here. I love the colours and designs on the table top it’s beautiful x

  8. John A.
    June 5, 2022 at 5:46 am — Reply

    Some unique mosaic floor inlay designs here, I have seen this done on house floorings when I was young but not recently. I hope its making a trend back as it is so pretty to look at

  9. Sarah Stockley
    June 5, 2022 at 7:19 am — Reply

    I am a sucker for tiled floors. I think they looks so effective, especially mosaic tiles. I often seek our floors like this for photos.

  10. Psy
    June 5, 2022 at 10:06 am — Reply

    These mosaics are lovely. I’m sure a ton of hard working went into making them so beautiful.

  11. Ivan Carlo Jose
    June 5, 2022 at 1:27 pm — Reply

    Those are all breathtaking designs. It’s also great knowing something new about mosaics in floors.

  12. Maureen
    June 5, 2022 at 4:52 pm — Reply

    These are all beautiful designs and perfect for upgrading a room in a home like a kitchen or bedroom. My favorite mosaic inlays are the sunflower one and the Pietra duna marble. Both are very eye-catching!

    Maureen

  13. Tammy
    June 5, 2022 at 10:22 pm — Reply

    I love this idea! What a beautiful design especially for an outdoor table. You rarely see inlay mosaics but I think it’s such beautiful decor.

  14. Clarice
    June 6, 2022 at 7:26 am — Reply

    Wow! This is really a great idea. I agree with you that indeed this can make the whole room look more appealing. Love the Mosaic Inlay by Giacomo Raffaelli.

  15. Talya Stone
    June 6, 2022 at 9:47 am — Reply

    What a great interior design hack. It looks like a really wonderful way of creating a unique focal point in a room.

  16. Ivan Carlo Jose
    June 6, 2022 at 11:25 am — Reply

    I do love all the wonderful information as well as photos that you share. They’re so interesting to read.

  17. Kathy Balmores
    June 6, 2022 at 1:21 pm — Reply

    These inlays are stunning. I love the vibe that it gives off. Powerful.

  18. Risa Lopez
    June 6, 2022 at 1:53 pm — Reply

    I love all those mosaics it’s perfect for home decorations.

  19. Stephanie
    June 6, 2022 at 3:44 pm — Reply

    I’ve seen the mosaic inlays in pools and their surrounding areas before and always like how it looks. Especially the ones at the bottom of a pool.

  20. Lyosha
    June 6, 2022 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    very interesting! I think it would have been nice to have mosaic like that on my floor instead of dull tiles I have now. I never knew the story behind it, it was an interesting read.

  21. Rosey
    June 6, 2022 at 10:52 pm — Reply

    The mosaics that are done in the dark really are striking. I think the first one is my favorite.

  22. Cristina Petrini
    June 7, 2022 at 4:19 am — Reply

    This type of mosaic, or rather of design, is what I prefer. Clean, geometric … even two-tone always very elegant.

  23. Jupiter Hadley
    June 7, 2022 at 4:45 am — Reply

    This sounds way more convenient to install! What a great way to incorporate the artwork.

  24. Lavanda
    June 7, 2022 at 4:54 am — Reply

    These are absolutely amazing. I love to have some great mosaic piece in my home decor.

  25. Sarah Stockley
    June 7, 2022 at 4:57 am — Reply

    I love all of the patterns that can be made in the floor using little mosaic tiles. It just looks so pretty

  26. Samantha Donnelly
    June 7, 2022 at 9:56 am — Reply

    These are all so beautiful, and can be so personal to your own style and tase. I really would love something like this inn my own home

  27. Rayan
    June 7, 2022 at 11:56 am — Reply

    These floor inlay designs are stunning! It’s given me so much inspiration for our next renovation.

  28. Kathy Balmores
    June 7, 2022 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    I love the chair the most. It’s so pretty! I want it for my house.

  29. Beth
    June 7, 2022 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    I absolutely love mosaic tile. We’re talking about remodeling our bathroom, and I’m pushing for a design on the floor.

  30. Risa Lopez
    June 7, 2022 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    Those mosaics are so unique and beautiful. I love to have one in our house.

  31. Melanie Edjourian
    June 7, 2022 at 1:33 pm — Reply

    I quite like the marble tabletop on the bronze and cast iron base. That would look great in my parent’s garden.

  32. Natalie
    June 7, 2022 at 4:15 pm — Reply

    A mosaic inlay is a great piece of art to make a statement! Also great that it is friendlier on the wallet.

  33. Renata Feyen
    June 7, 2022 at 6:18 pm — Reply

    I really love that Mosaic Inlay by Giacomo Raffaelli. It looks magnificent, and the table is very pretty too

  34. Lyosha
    June 7, 2022 at 6:54 pm — Reply

    You actually got me thinking to add some mosaic inlay on my own floor here. I find it a bit dull and personally dislike usage of carpets. It might a great option for my home.

  35. Rachel Loza
    June 7, 2022 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    I love all of these, but especially the bottom of the pool! Holy SMOKES!

  36. Luna S
    June 7, 2022 at 8:28 pm — Reply

    All of these pieces are gorgeous! I’d love to have something similar to this in the center of a back garden patio.

  37. Victoria Prasad
    June 7, 2022 at 11:43 pm — Reply

    Wow, I’ve never even considered doing something like this at my home! The designs you have shown are very beautiful!

  38. Pete
    June 8, 2022 at 4:27 am — Reply

    Wao, these designs are so lovely. Art is life !

  39. Heather
    June 8, 2022 at 11:58 am — Reply

    Your posts always give me such inspiration. I would love to do something like this at our front entrance!

  40. Risa Lopez
    June 8, 2022 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    I love the first and 2nd photos. All looks so cool.

  41. Vanessa
    June 8, 2022 at 3:31 pm — Reply

    Inlays are such a beautiful addition to any tile. I love the way it can be used for accents or as a focal point.

  42. Cynthia
    June 8, 2022 at 8:08 pm — Reply

    Each one is more beautiful than the next! Such craftsmanship and skill!

  43. Sonia Seivwright
    June 9, 2022 at 6:05 am — Reply

    Mosaic arts are just breathtaking. Every time I see them, my head bursts with different ways and ideas I can place them around my dream house.

  44. Pete
    June 9, 2022 at 10:31 am — Reply

    Lovely designs…. I love all the design patterns.

  45. Sam
    June 9, 2022 at 11:06 am — Reply

    I didn’t know about what is inlay before I read this. But those floor inlays are so beautiful! I would love to have one!

  46. Indu
    June 9, 2022 at 11:11 am — Reply

    These mosaic inlays are wonderful. I like all designs. Will like to have one such piece of art in my home.

  47. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    June 9, 2022 at 11:35 am — Reply

    All of them look absolutely amazing and beautiful! Totally love that blue mosaic one the best.

  48. Michelle Murray
    June 9, 2022 at 3:30 pm — Reply

    I love Mosaics. My friend used to make all kinds of patterns in school. They were all stunning.

  49. Diana
    June 9, 2022 at 6:15 pm — Reply

    All of these mosaic floor inlays are lovely. I especially like the Pietra dura marble tabletop.

  50. Risa Lopez
    June 10, 2022 at 1:44 pm — Reply

    I learned a lot from this post and I got many ideas on what to add to our house.

  51. Renata Feyen
    June 10, 2022 at 6:29 pm — Reply

    They make a very nice contrast to that white floor

  52. Lavanda MIchelle
    June 10, 2022 at 8:16 pm — Reply

    These are so pretty. I am inspired to add more mosaic to my home,

  53. Kat
    June 11, 2022 at 6:00 am — Reply

    I personally love the Colorful mosaic inlay tabletop! it gives so much good vibes in the surroundings. It simply makes everything around it looks happy!

  54. Peter
    June 11, 2022 at 4:34 pm — Reply

    I love the patterns, looking so pretty

  55. Laura Side
    June 12, 2022 at 2:20 pm — Reply

    Loving these inlays and circular designs! I would literally have every one of them in my house/garden space

    Laura x

  56. Kira Kira
    June 13, 2022 at 8:39 am — Reply

    I love mosaics and have always thought they were pretty but these are absolutely stunning

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