Renovation in the bathroom is the need to make important decisions. Features of the room require a careful approach to the choice of materials: high humidity, high and low temperatures, steam generated - all these factors can adversely affect the finish. Resist the damaging effects of moisture, and even have an attractive appearance - mosaic for the bathroom does an excellent job with this.
With the help of mosaics you can create real masterpieces in the bathroom.
Features of the mosaic bathroom finish
The walls of the bathroom are regularly subjected to moisture tests, they accumulate condensate, in addition, they are subject to mechanical loads, the action of chemicals to maintain cleanliness in the room. Choosing, than to issue a bathroom, it is worth considering the design of the bathroom with a mosaic. She meets all the requirements:
- Resistance to humidity, temperature drops;
- Ability to resist the formation of condensate and steam;
- Environmental friendliness;
- A variety of colors, patterns;
- Resistance to fading.
Mosaic has all the advantages of ceramic tiles.
The main advantages of the mosaic
It would seem that other materials meet these requirements, for example, tiles or plastic panels, but only with mosaics you can:
- To face curved, semi-circular, convex and concave surfaces;
- Lay out any drawings, including the most complex ornaments, portraits, landscapes.
Stylish mosaic-inspired compositions lend individuality to the room.
It is ideally glued to any surface, does not require complex preparatory work, and in this regard it has an advantage over ceramic tile, which is most often chosen for the bathroom.
Aesthetics and ergonomics
But its most important advantage is aesthetics. No other material can recreate an artistic mural on the wall: a realistic landscape, an image of famous artistic masterpieces. Small squares, like crosses on the canvas of an embroideressist, pixels on a computer screen, recreate paintings admirable.
With the help of a mosaic you can lay out almost any picture.
The work is painstaking, the mosaic itself is expensive, and work on laying it out will cost much more than laying ordinary tile. However, it will serve the owners much longer, therefore, from an economic and aesthetic point of view, mosaic in the bathroom interior is more profitable.
A similar pattern can be created from loose mosaic.
Types of mosaic tiles
As can be seen from the presented photos, mosaic tiles for a bathroom can be not only of different designs, but also differ in the material from which they are made. The shape can also be different - from the same size of even squares, rectangles resembling bricks, to uneven elements that can be placed in a chaotic order. There are inexpensive options, budget, there are - worthy of expensive mansions.
Ceramic mosaic tiles
The most common and affordable option, however, it has a huge color palette that allows you to put any picture on the wall. Among the advantages, besides the price, are ease of care, the ability to use any detergent compositions, durability.
Ceramic mosaic tiles in the bathroom
Mosaic tiles differ from ordinary ceramic tiles only in size. This is the advantage of this method of decorating the bathroom. Small tiles, as can be seen in the photo, can be laid out even on those surfaces that have smooth curves. Thus, with a mosaic, the design of a bathroom can be made special, unique.
Using a mosaic tile on a flexible basis, you can finish the rounded surfaces.
The advantages of glass for decoration in a room that is exposed to aggressive temperature changes, moisture, steam, are clear - for many years glass or mirror mosaic in the bathroom will decorate the walls. The glass tile is resistant to chemical cleaning products - it is easy to maintain the cleanliness of the room, but a glass wall similar to stained glass will give a unique look to the sanitary room.
Smalt - made by special technology glass, so that it acquires enhanced strength, is the basis for the mosaic. It is easy to wash and clean it of impurities, in addition, it has the effect of an internal glow, due to which the design of the bathroom with such mosaic becomes spectacular.
A natural stone
Expensive option for a luxurious bathroom decoration - the photo shows mosaic designs from natural stone - marble, granite. In addition to them, jasper and onyx are used, which in themselves are picturesque. The marble mosaic bathroom resembles the interiors of ancient Greek and Roman therms - they were trimmed with small pieces of stone.
The durability of such material is evidenced by ancient fragments of interiors of mosaic buildings that have survived to the present day.
A special type of small tiles, due to low resistance to moisture is rarely used, only where there is less likelihood of corrosion, but it looks amazing. There are several types of metal mosaics:
- Plates of copper, stainless steel, brass, mounted on a flexible substrate;
- Ceramic pieces, coated on top with a composition that gives them a metallic sheen;
- Elements of glass, inside which is gold or silver foil. They look the most impressive, but are demanding to the surrounding climate.
The metal mosaic in the bathroom, as can be seen in the photo, can be matte, glossy, textured - the latter looks particularly impressive: the faces shimmer in the light.
Mosaic bathroom decorating options
Considering photos of real designs of a bathroom with a mosaic, you can see how diverse its application is: with mosaics they decorate both the wall or the whole room, as well as individual zones:
- Wall or part of the wall in the bathroom;
- To decorate the screen under the bathroom;
- Decorating the apron at the sink, bath;
- Finishing the shower area;
- Making niches, built-in shelves, window opening, mirror framing.
The most common option for finishing the bathroom, giving it a uniqueness - a panel of mosaic, lined the entire wall or part of it. As a rule, marine, floristic, landscape motifs are chosen.
If a mosaic panel is laid out all over the wall, the rest of it can be decorated with tiles, such as in the photo. This combination will save the budget, reduce the time for repairs in the bathroom - ceramic tile is cheaper, it is easier and faster to install it than mosaic.
It is very difficult to lay out a drawing from individual pieces, therefore, most often they use ready-made mosaic fragments on self-bonding, with which they lay the wall in the bathroom. The photo shows the variants of mosaic panels for the bathroom.
Shower area design
If a bathroom is set up with an unprepared shower, and the shower area is partitioned off by partitions, it will look spectacular if you decorate it with a small mosaic. The design can be different, often using a monochrome version of light shades - blue, beige, light green.
In this case, the mosaic is a means of zoning, separates the corner of the shower from the rest of the bathroom space. How it looks in the bathroom - can be seen in the presented photos.
Mosaic is often used to focus on furniture, certain interior items. Thus, a mosaic-decorated sink, an unusual shape of a bath in a large room installed on the podium will look spectacular.
If there is a window in the bathroom, the original design decision will be framing it with a mosaic pattern. You can also decorate a large mirror on the wall of the bathroom. In addition to the aesthetic function, this decor can also be practical: it will protect the slopes, the mirror from moisture ingress.
Important! The combination of a mosaic with a tile imitating the layering of small pieces of a mosaic on a tile looks stylish and unusual. You can draw a waterfall flowing down from the walls to the floor the flow of water.
If the bathroom has a closet, the doors can be decorated with small tiles. Adding to this lined apron at the sink, you can achieve a harmonious balance of decor. Often used for this metal mosaic, tile with pearl effect.
Mosaic in a small bathroom
Decorating a stylishly small bathroom, visually expanding the space will help decorating a room with small pieces of a tile of light colors. White mosaic in the bathroom creates a feeling of purity and sterility. Blue tile looks beige. Pay attention to the photo: visually increase the area of the bathroom mosaic-bordered border of a contrasting color, if you place it low from the floor. Such a curb laid out at a height of half a meter from the ceiling, on the contrary, will raise the walls.
For a small bathroom, it is better to use the so-called pixel mosaic - monophonic elements, complemented by individual tiles of the same color spectrum, but of a different shade. There may be several such shades, and they will “dilute” the monotony of the finish.
Drawings and ornaments for the bathroom
Historical masterpieces of mosaic panels are striking variety. Laid out from hundreds of thousands of small pieces of the wall depict the plots of ancient myths, historical scenes, intricate ornaments - animals, plants.
The entire mosaic was laid out by hand, many masterpieces have survived. Now technologies have advanced far ahead, and there is an opportunity to lay out any pattern you like on the bathroom wall - this is how an embroidery cross behind a cross creates intricate plots on fabric.
The picture chosen for wall decoration is a reflection of the owner’s inner world, his tastes and preferences. Any area of bathroom mosaic panels will make unique.
The most popular designs on the bathroom walls are floristic. The smoothness of the lines, the desire to emphasize the unity with nature is filled with freshness. They can be voluminous, occupying one of the walls of the bathroom, or small, creating a color accent.
Great scope for imagination. With the help of a mosaic, you can make individual elements, combining small tiles that form a pattern with ceramic tiles, wallpaper. This can be a border with fish, shells or panels, which is a bright color accent on a plain wall.
Very often, the color of the water is chosen for the design of the bathroom, so the drawings depicting the inhabitants of the underwater world, the sea expanses - dolphins, seagulls, sailboats are popular. Unusual and spectacular - a combination of blue tiles with fine pebbles. The scenes that imitate the water flow from the wall to the floor look beautiful.
Patterns and ornaments, art scenes - the possibility of mosaic decoration allows you to put on the wall even a copy of a famous painting, your own portrait. Graphic and multi-color motifs can be purchased as a set of ready-made blocks, which according to the scheme can be easily placed on the wall. A little time, patience and accuracy - and the picture of Michelangelo will come to life in your bathroom.
Important! If you want to create your own panel, you can turn to special computer programs that will break the entered image into small elements of different colors. Then according to this scheme you will need to pick up colored tiles - mosaic elements.
Such work requires special diligence, but the effect will be stunning and will delight your loved ones and guests.
Mosaic is often used to create a unique bathroom design - this is where it looks the most harmonious, becoming not just a wall decoration method, but the main organizing center of the room around which the rest of the elements are assembled. In a large space, it can become a way of zoning, if you lay out a mosaic of individual sectors of the room.
In a small bathroom, for which it is difficult to come up with a spectacular design, you can create color accents with the help of a mosaic, and a properly chosen color combination and the use of small decorative elements will help to visually change room parameters. Rarely, but sometimes the mosaic is used for the floor, then the interior of the bathroom can be considered complete.