Mosaic tiles have traditionally been defined as any tiles having a facial area of less than nine square inches. For a square tile, this is equivalent to no larger than 3 x 3 inches, but since mosaic tiles can be any shape, the facial dimension is recognized. However, mosaic tiles are now becoming known not only for their size, but for the creativity inherent in their combination of tile colors, shapes, and textures.

We’re also seeing tile mosaics in a wider range of applications. Once relegated to backsplashes and murals, mosaic tiles are now often used for entire feature walls, flooring, and more.

As with larger ceramic tiles, mosaic tiles are resistant to water, scratches, stains, fading, bacteria, and fire.

Mosaic tiles can make a big style impact in any space. Get ideas for your project by exploring our mosaic tile examples below, and then find more inspiration on our Pinterest board.

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Ceramic tile captures the beauty of both the sky and the ocean in this delightful mosaic. Because of ceramic tile’s limitless design versatility, any style is possible, including combinations of tile colors, textures, sizes, shapes, and even dimensions. Regardless of size, ceramic tile is mold-, mildew-, bacteria-, and water-resistant, and is available in slip- resistant…

Whimsical Blue Ceramic Tile Mosaic

Ceramic tile captures the beauty of both the sky and the ocean in this delightful mosaic. Because of ceramic tile’s limitless design versatility, any style is possible, including combinations of tile colors, textures, sizes, shapes, and even dimensions. Regardless of size, ceramic tile is mold-, mildew-, bacteria-, and water-resistant, and is available in slip- resistant…

Colorful and Iridescent Tile Mosaic

A unique tile mosaic is sure to have your guests talking. Versatile in size, style, and design, tile is the perfect material for jaw-dropping displays, such as this iridescent mosaic. Mosaics are popular for backsplashes in both the kitchen and the bathroom, but are also trending as a beautiful option for feature walls and fireplace…

Iridescent Tile Mosaic in Earth Tones

A unique tile mosaic is sure to have your guests talking. Versatile in size, style, and design, tile is the perfect material for jaw-dropping displays, such as this iridescent mosaic. Mosaics are popular for backsplashes in both the kitchen and the bathroom, but are also trending as a beautiful option for feature walls and fireplace…

Textured Brickwork Tile Mosaic in Blue Tones

Tile is available in an endless combination of sizes, shapes, textures, and colors to fit your every decor need. Thought tile was just for showers? Beautiful tile designs like this make tile a unique surface choice for every room of your home — from floors to walls, and even the ceiling!

Using Wall Tiles to Make a Room Look Bigger

Using horizontal designs visually widens a room, making your home seem bigger. This clever trick can be difficult to pull off, though, since few materials have a horizontal format. To achieve the look in this room, a beautiful blue mosaic wall and shelving form a decor feature.