Metal tiles are available in a wide array of shapes, sizes, textures and colors.
Metal mosaic tile can be purchased in single color sheets as well as mixes, and even gradients that once installed can give a wall a color fading effect. Because of the high demand and wide range of options, the cost of metal mosaic tiles has also been drastically reduced when compared to their original cost. The majority of metal mosaic tiles come mounted on a mesh backed sheet equal to about one square foot, which makes calculating how much you will need for your project easy.
There are a few notable advantages of metal tile over comparable materials like glass, stone, ceramic, or wood. First, metal tile is non-porous which means it won’t absorb any liquid and therefore it won’t stain, metal is easy to clean even if something gets splashed or spilled on it. Metal is very resilient over time, whereas stone, ceramic or wood pieces usually deteriorate. In addition to metal being non-porous and resilient it also has some unique properties that unlike its counterparts that absorb light, metal, just like glass, can reflect light and make a room appear brighter and larger.
Another benefit of metal tiles is that installation is not really any different than regular ceramic tile installation, the same wall adhesive or mortar is used to affix them, and the same non-sanded grout is used to fill in the gaps between the tiles. If you have laid ceramic tile, stone tile or any other mosaic tile before, installing metal mosaic tile will be a breeze.
As previously mentioned, metal mosaic tiles are available in a large array of designs; however there are certain recent noteworthy trends that have been gaining ground in the world of metal tile.
First, aluminum tile is becoming popular right now, likely due to its modern aesthetic look and its lightweight characteristics, as well as the fact that when the tiles are installed, it’s impossible to determine where the original seam was.
Next, metal, glass and stone mixes are becoming a hot item, the beauty and cleanliness of metal and glass mixed with the wonderful natural colors and textures of natural stone is a welcome contrast that is finding its way into a lot of homes.
Metal tile isn’t just for the obvious kitchen or bathroom backsplash application but metal tiles are finding their way into other installations, such as bathroom walls, tub splashes, tile borders, entrance hallways as well as fireplace surrounds.
Metal tiles are also being used now to cover interior office walls, the tile lending itself to the modern, contemporary look new office projects are looking for.
Whether you want to have a highly vibrant and unique backsplash or a warm, comforting subtle look there are metal mosaic tiles available that are ready to be installed in your space and instantly beautify your room and your life.