Cheap Mosaic Tile
Mosaic tile and improvised mosaic tile can be obtained cheaply from various sources: returns to building material stores,
construction dumpsters and home renovations, old dinnerware from thrift stores and garage sales, lawn and garden stores
(for rounded river pebbles and crushed stone), bottles from recycling centers, etc. Rock tumblers are useful for processing
some of this material, but some of it can be used as obtained (or with a little cutting).
For molded glass mosaic tile, the best value is usually the 3/4" vitreous, which is highly recommended for beginners
because it is easy to cut and different brands can be used together in the same mosaic. This is a key point because artists
often have to source from different brand to get all the colors they need due to temporary shortages at a particular
manufacturer. We stock both
of vitreous glass mosaic tile.
Another important point about vitreous glass tile is that it is NOT limited to beginners or craft projects. Much of the artwork
featured on this website was created by professional artists using vitreous, including the
naturalistic mosaic portraits
done by Harjeet Singh Sandhu.
Lastly, glass mosaic tile is impervious to water, and therefore frost proof and suitable for outdoor use.