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Using mosaics to complement a neutral colour scheme has become vastly popular amongst homeowners this year. They will opt to have the mosaic tiles as a feature aspect, adding a boutique-feel to their home for a price that suits their budget. This is because it is more cost- effective to use mosaics in a smaller area rather than across a whole wall.

effective way of bringing more light into a space, making it appear bigger than it actually is. The best tiles for this would most likely be ones which have a light colour to them as they will reflect the light better.

The kitchen is also a great space to add mosaic tiles as they can enhance the décor of the room. Choosing bright colours can give the kitchen that wow-factor, whether it is for a functional purpose, such as a splash back, or just for decoration.

Glass mosaic tiles have become the most popular choice to use for swimming pools. One of the most effective ways to accentuate the water and create an overall calming effect, is to incorporate glass tile on the pool lining. This shimmer will not only be extremely pleasing to the eye but will help to provide texture and depth. Lining a pool with mosaic tiles has long been regarded as the superior finish due to their appearance, silky smoothness and durability.

Incorporating brightly coloured mosaic tiles into a feature wall is a huge hit. The benefit of using these tiles for a focal point means you can have one element in the room that breaks away from your usual colour scheme to create a unique look. It transforms the room from something safe into something to talk about.

You can afford to have some fun with it, for example using the POPCORN sheet available at Real Stone and Tile. It was inspired by Andy Warhol’s pop art which emerged in the mid 1950’s in Britain, which challenged the traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising and comic books. Using this POPCORN tile for a feature wall will definitely be a topic of conversation!

Real Stone & Tile is open to both the trade and the public, specialising in a wide range of mosaic tiles. The retailer also boasts a vast portfolio of contemporary and designer tiles, sanitary ware, wet rooms and brassware. — 33 —

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