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Which Type of Tiles Works Best In the Bathroom?

Mosaic tile is a type of decorative tile made up of small pieces of materials such as ceramic, glass, stone, or metal arranged in a pattern or design. Mosaic tile is a popular choice for adding decorative touches to walls and backsplashes in rooms. It can be used to create everything from simple patterns to elaborate scenes and designs, and can be found in a wide range of colors, textures, and materials. 

Mosaic tiles can be used in a variety of settings, from residential bathrooms and kitchens to commercial spaces like hotels and restaurants. They offer an appearance that is often not achievable with traditional tiles. Let's take a look at why mosaic tiles from Carpet Mart are a good fit for the bathroom in our home. 

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What Are the Benefits of Mosaic Tiles in the Bathroom? 

Some of the benefits of using mosaic tiles in the bathroom include their design appeal. Mosaic tiles can be an affordable, easy way to create eye catching focal points. These tiles, embedded in a mesh material, are often easier to install than traditional tile, making a great wallpaper effect in your bathroom. 

Another design benefit of mosaic tiles is that people often use them to make their smaller half bathrooms look bigger visually. While traditional tiles, when used on walls and backsplashes, create a grid effect, the unique pattern that you choose will actually minimize the grid effect, making your bathroom appear larger.

Many people also use mosaic tiles for an area definition in their bathroom. A set of mosaic tiles can help define the area in your bathroom. Such an example would be the Polka Dot Seashore Waves mosaic tile; this tile could be a backsplash for your sink, bathroom, and your shower wall, helping define these areas.

The most obvious benefit of mosaic tiles in your bathroom is the fact that they are water-resistant, compared to other materials like drywall and paint. For areas of your bathroom that will encounter steam and water, mosaic tiles will last longer, keeping mold and mildew away. Mosaic tiles are also very easy to clean. Depending on the color you pick, they will show grime easily. They are resistant to most chemicals, and they are not porous. 

Depending on the type of mosaic tile that you get from Carpet Mart, you should use light detergents for cleaning. Avoid cleaning agents that are abrasive, such as bleaches and cleaning milks. In most cases, you will be able to use a light microfiber cloth or soft sponge with light soap and water. 


Glass tile works extremely well for bathroom backsplashes. These are vertical extensions to the sink counter in your bathroom. Functionally, they prevent inadvertent splashes. Aesthetically, they can augment the look and feel of your bathroom. The Scandinavia Viking Sky mosaic tile is an attractive choice for a bathroom sink backsplash, as it: 

  • Adds a pop of color, texture, or pattern to your bathroom, making it more visually interesting and appealing.
  • Can help augment the lighting around your sink, making the bathroom brighter and more welcoming.
  • Can work well with other tile placements in your bathroom. 

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Bathroom Walls

Mosaic tiles are an exceptional choice for your bathroom walls, as well. Not only do they protect the wall in a manner similar to a backsplash, but they can also use colors, textures, and patterns to help your bathroom design stand out even more. Consider the Mojave Graphite Stone-Glass mosaic tile. This looks great as a wall or backsplash in the kitchen, but could also be a great way to counterbalance lighter colors in your bathroom. If you are using white tiles on your shower wall, the Mojave Graphite Stone-Glass will create a contrasting scene in your bathroom.

Some Guidelines for Selecting Tile Color

Carpet Mart carries several different selections of colors and patterns in its lines of mosaic tiles. Here are some general guidelines that might help you navigate the selection that we carry:

  • Shades of Blue: Blue is a popular color choice for bathrooms because it evokes a sense of calmness and serenity. You can use different shades of blue to create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Earth Tones: Earthy colors like brown, beige, and gray are perfect for creating a natural and organic look in your bathroom. These colors are versatile and can be combined with other colors for a unique look.
  • Black and White: The classic combination of black and white is always a safe choice. You can create a modern and sophisticated look by using black and white mosaic tiles.
  • Metallic Tones: Mosaic tiles with metallic finishes like silver, gold, or bronze can add a touch of glamour and luxury to your bathroom. These tiles can be used as an accent or as a feature wall.

Can You Use Mosaic Tiles On Your Bathroom Floor? 

It is highly recommended that you look for other types of tiles for your bathroom floor if your bathroom floor needs to be tiled as well. For example, the Ardenne White Ceramic Floor Tile is rated for flooring and can make a great flooring option for your bathroom. Many mosaic tiles do not have a project application that supports usage on floors. However, your Carpet & Tile Mart specialist can help you find other types of tiling that are rated for flooring use and have a slip rating that is appropriate for use in a bathroom. 

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