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    Where to Install Glass Tiles?

    Mosaic Metal Wall Tile: Tripping The Light Fantastic

    When you think about metal in your home, you’re probably visualizing kitchen appliances, bathroom hardware, and maybe a piece of furniture or two. But there’s more to decorating with metal than these!

    Metallic colors and textures are pretty trendy for 2019. They have a lustre and shine that’s striking in any kind of decor, whether you like brassy retro sink hardware or shiny ultra-modern stainless furniture.

    But something you may not have considered is something original and new: metal mosaic tiles. When glass isn’t shiny enough, and you can’t find an original shape to please your distinctive tastes, maybe metal tiles are just what will fit the bill.

    And what I love to see with metallic decor is combining it with lighting for striking, original effects. Whether it’s natural sunlight hitting your kitchen backsplash, or wall sconces flooding light upwards towards the ceiling, you can take your decor to a whole new level by working with metal and lighting.

    A little more about metal tile

    Metal mosaic comes in a variety of shades, from brass and bronze to silver and stainless. It also comes in fantastic shapes that you couldn’t get with other materials, thanks to laser cutting.

    Metal is a strong material that gives a sense of permanence and long-lasting support. It’s also moisture-resistant, which means that it’s perfect for bathrooms and kitchens—but don’t let it limit your imagination. Install them anywhere flat and dry where you need some shine, like countertops.

    Moreover, most metal tiles are actually “peel-and-stick”, which means that they’re really easy to install. Otherwise, they can be installed just like your typical wall mosaic, which is DIY-friendly.

    Metal tile suits minimalist and ultra-modern styles, as well as industrial looks and even Neo-Victorian.

    Using metal tile with lighting

    As I explain above, my favourite thing to think about with metal tile is to match it with interesting lighting. Because of the ways metal reflects light, you can display really interesting effects with minimal effort.

    If you have a fireplace, a nice idea would be to set up metal tile on a wall across the room to reflect the flames. Choose a warm tile color like bronze or brass to highlight the warm shades of the fire. The effect will be that of a striking fire reflecting in dozens of small tiles, bringing your whole living room to life.

    In the kitchen, you could install lighting directly under your cupboards not only for good light when cooking, but also to reflect on your metallic tile backsplash. This will make your kitchen not only practical, but also beautiful when it’s not being used. Turn off all the lights except the cupboard ones, and let the light from the tiles fill your kitchen with a romantic sheen.

    Bathrooms often suffer from lack of natural light because of small (or no) windows. Well, with metallic tile, you can improve that lot a little bit by using it to enhance whatever light you do get. If you choose a lighter color like silver or stainless, the metal won’t feel too dark or overbearing. Keep it to the upper half of your wall and paint the lower half in a complementary semi-gloss shade.

    What about outside of the kitchen?

    If you’re not scared of originality, I would even suggest you use metal tiles in your bedroom! Well, maybe not directly over the bed, but on an accent wall in a corner where light diminishes. You can set a nice standing lamp against it to highlight the shine of your metal mosaic, or wait for daylight to show it in all its glory. This makes for a strong, masculine, luxurious bedroom with minimalist style, but I can totally see it work.

    Ready to shine?

    Ever since I saw my first metallic tiles, I’ve been in love with them. So many possibilities, so many interesting shapes, and so many ideas to play with light and dark!

    What do you think? Are metallic tile mosaics a thing you’d like to try, or a big no-no?

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    How to Install New Patterns of Mosaic Tile

    The vast variety of mosaic tile colors, materials and patterns provides ample opportunity to create the floor, wall or countertop of your dreams. As for DIY installations, having the right equipment and following directions carefully can help you create a stunning and sturdy surface in no time. Here are a few tips to get you going on creating and installing new patterns of mosaic tile!

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    Cost Considerations with Mosaic Tile

    When it comes to any home renovation, budget is often a big concern. You want to make sure you get a beautiful product that helps you create your dream space without breaking the bank. To achieve this, it’s best to do some research and look for places where splurging and saving will work. If you’re looking for mosaic tile for your home, there are several factors that will determine the cost of a project. Here’s a look at those factors and how they may impact your overall design budget!!

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    Metal Mosaic from BuildDirect

    For elemental beauty and strength, the presence of metal mosaic tile is unique. Especially, although not exclusively, designed for kitchen and bathroom wall tile and backsplashes, metal mosaic tile is a decorative and highly practical surface for areas known for high moisture.

    With metal mosaic tile, utility doesn’t come at a cost to striking design. You get both at the same time. The highly reflective surfaces of metal mosaic tile add the play of natural light to their subtle color spectrums, bringing visual value of all kinds. And beyond kitchen backsplashes and bathroom tile installations, metal mosaic tile is a popular go-to material for 21st century contemporary design, particularly for accent walls and accessory patterning flourishes that brings any space to life.

    How we offer Metal Mosaics for Less

    At BuildDirect, we know that you’re looking for stylish metal mosaic tile surfaces for kitchens, bathrooms, and accent pieces for the best possible price. Usually, these kinds of materials don’t come cheap. Metal mosaic tile from BuildDirect is priced right because we work so closely with manufacturers to cut out the steps it usually takes to get these high-quality tile surfaces to market.

    We accentuate the expertise of metal mosaic tile manufacturers by adding our own expertise in delivering them to you in the most efficient way there is. And because there are fewer parties involved in getting them to you, we pass on the cost savings to you on the best metal mosaic tile.

    Why Choose Metal Mosaics?

    • You’ll get stylish, unique surfaces applicable to kitchens, baths, and accent walls, and beyond
    • You’ll add an element that fits into a variety of interior design directions; Contemporary, Neo-Victorian, 21st century minimalist, and more
    • You’ll see the subtle difference that a reflective metal mosaic tile can make when it comes to natural and artificial lighting effects
    • You’ll get a moisture-resistant and stain-resistant surface that is easy to maintain
    • You’ll benefit from a unique surface that adds a sense of permanence to key areas in your home or other property