Mosaic Bathroom Countertop
There are many types of countertops for bathrooms and one of the most attractive ones is the Mosaic bathroom countertop that is a marvel to look at. Mosaic designs can turn your dull looking bathroom countertop into a more polished bathroom with an ecstatic value to it. Turning your ordinary bathroom countertops into mosaic countertops is easier and will cost you lesser than most of other countertops. Here are the steps on how you can make your own mosaic bathroom countertop so that it will look like it has been done by a professional.
You will need:
- Hammer or mallet
- Ceramic adhesive
- Plastic bag
- Ceramic tile
- Safety eyewear
- Sanded grout and ceramic cutters
- First, choose the tiles according to your taste and style. Pick tiles that will complement each other perfectly and would look lovely together.
- The safest way is to choose neutral colors with a variety of shades from light to dark. Add one or two dramatic colors to your neutral colors selection.
- You could also choose several sizes of tiles such as 12×12 tiles and several different small tiles. If you have a backsplash installed and countertop, add an edging tile as well.
- You can start the project when you have finished choosing the tiles. Insert the ceramic tiles in a plastic bag. Make sure to use a heavy-duty plastic bag to make sure that the sharp edges from the tiles refrain from cutting out through.
- Use a mallet or a hammer to hit the bag and break the tiles up into small pieces. The tile will break easily so you don\’t have to use a lot of energy to break them. You have to be careful not to break the tiles into many small pieces but at the same time try to leave some big and medium tiles too. Overall, just be careful with this step as if not followed properly, you might injure yourself.
- Provide a flat, dry and clean surface or attach a thin piece of plywood to the top of the cabinet if needed. Apply the ceramic adhesive and start working in small areas. Work your tiles pieces together according to your pattern.
- Place the pieces about half an inch apart from each other. You can also add matching patterns such as square shapes. If you want to cut specific shapes, use a ceramic cutter for precise cutting. Leave the adhesive to dry before continuing the next step.
- When the adhesive has dried, you can start applying the grout by working it with small areas at a time. Spread the grout evenly between the tiles. It is important to use sanded grout for this project and once you have applied the grout between all the tiles, clean off the excess grout with a damp sponge. Leave the grout to dry. Use this step If you are adding ceramic backsplash and edging to your countertop.