I’ve recently remodeled two bathroom floors in Erie, CO with two inch octagonal mosaic tile with a small black diamonds or ‘dots’. The two bathroom floors had vinyl flooring.
I removed the vinyl and wooden baseboards in both bathrooms and installed a decoupling membrane, the mosaics, and four inch high ‘cove’ tile for the wall base. Both floors were then grouted with Laticrete’s SpectraLOCK epoxy grout.
Hexagonal mosaics such as these became popular during the 1920’s and 30’s in bungalow style homes. Early bathrooms were normally done in all or mostly white simply because it was considered sterile. During the first part of the 20th century colors began being implemented into the designs.
Although the diamonds or dots in these particular mosaics are black they are also available in a wide variety of colors. Reds and blues are also fairly popular however, the initial colors added to most tile at that time were lighter and more pastel than the rich, darker colors currently available.
The original tile mosaics also had completely flat tops and were usually unglazed porcelains. The more modern versions are most often like these which are ceramic and have a ‘cushioned’ or slightly rounded edge. Although you can achieve the look of the bungalow style homes with these if you would like absolute originality in regards to your mosaics you will need to search out reproduction tiles which are usually very expensive.
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As usual , very nice Roger.
Steve is the owner of Maloney Tile and Marble and a professional tile contractor in Livonia, MI. you can find his website here: Maloney Tile and Marble and you can find his blog here: Maloney Tile and Marble Blog. Check those out, Steve does outstanding work as well.