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What is the difference between mosaics and tiles?

August 6, 2018

Mosaic is a special type of brick, usually composed of dozens of small bricks and a relatively large brick.It is widely used in indoor small-area floors, walls and outdoor large-sized walls and floors with its small size and colorful features. Due to its small size, the mosaic can make some puzzles and produce a gradient effect. If your bathroom is large and the lighting effect is good, you can choose, cleaning is definitely better than other tiles.

What are the types of mosaics?

Mosaics can be divided into several different categories according to the material. Glass mosaic, crystal mosaic, ceramic mosaic, stone mosaic, metal mosaic, shell mosaic, gold mosaic, solid wood mosaic, agate mosaic, gem mosaic, coconut mosaic, bark mosaic, volcanic rock mosaic, etc.

How to find good quality mosaic supplier or products?

First of all, the mosaics produced by regular manufacturers should be printed with the manufacturer’s trademark and the name of the manufacturer.

Secondly, the surface of the package should also be printed with the product name, factory name, registered trademark, date of manufacture, color number, specification, quantity and weight (gross weight, net weight), moisture-proof, fragile, stacking direction, etc.

Third, the box should be covered with moisture-proof paper. The products are placed in close order, and each box is accompanied by an inspection certificate.

Quality test

Glass mosaic with stripes and other decorations, the decorative area of the decoration should account for more than 20% of the total area, and evenly distributed

The back of a monolithic glass mosaic should have a jagged or stepped groove

In addition to ensuring the adhesive strength, the adhesive used should be easily wiped off from the glass mosaic. The adhesive used does not damage the backing paper or discolor the glass mosaic.

The backing paper used should not be torn during proper handling and normal construction.

Under natural light, visually detect the presence or absence of cracks, defects, missing edges and corners at a distance of 0.5 m from the mosaic.

Randomly extract nine square glass mosaics into squares, place them in a well-lit area, and visually measure the gloss evenly at a distance of 1.5 meters.

What is the use scope of the mosaic?

Mosaic is mainly used for wall and floor decoration. Because of its small unit area and wide variety of colors, it has an infinite combination of styles, which can showcase the designer’s styling and design inspiration, and show its unique artistic charm and personality. Widely used in hotels, hotels, bars, stations, swimming pools, entertainment venues, home wall and art parquet, etc.

Mosaic has a wide range of applications, in addition to the kitchen bathroom, there are other better uses. Because the current mosaic can be burned more colorful, mosaic in the living room floor into a square or circular pattern, looks like a carpet, but more solid than the carpet; with a mosaic curve running through several rooms, so that the room has A feeling of flow; use a variety of colors to match the collage into your favorite pattern, inlaid on the wall can be used as a background wall to beautify the home. It should be noted that mosaic has different quality requirements for different products, and the wear resistance index on the ground should be higher than that of wall mosaic

How should mosaics be combined?

Mosaic can be said to be the smallest decoration material. The shape is no longer limited to squares and rectangles. For this reason, their combination can be varied. Based on the innovation of design, people combine different colors, different specifications and different shapes of mosaics. Reflecting the needs of individuality. For example, on a flat surface, the over-color of the same color, the pattern of different colors, the decoration of the waist line for other decorative materials such as tiles, etc., are all successful applications of mosaic tiles. For the curved surface or corner of the room, the mosaic can make use of its small size to smooth and complete the curved surface.

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