Creating decorative-mirrors using tile can accentuate any plain or boring bathroom, lobby or any other living area’s look. When you are working with decorative tile the sky is the limit from a very simple and clean to a glamorous and / or fancy design. Decorative mirrors will brighten even the most-dull living areas, without going overboard or gaudy. Best thing of all is, grouting is not required most of the time, when creating a block or mosaic mirror design. For people who are looking for a more creative look, there are other options; try layering or alternating different tile styles, using shell, stone or unique designs to give your mirror a one-of-a-kind design. Also don’t limit yourself there are other materials you can use to get the look you want.
Before you get started here are a few things to have planned or an idea about:
- Know the type of design you want or you can search online, to purchase the correct type of deco titles
- Ask or get a list of the items you will be needing to prevent wasting time making trips to the home improvement store
- Know there are other materials to choose from
Block Tile Mirror
To make a block tile mirror using decorative tiles, begin by using 2 to 4 inch tiles. Set tiles along the mirror border and ensure that all titles are cut to the exact length to eliminate using grout. Once the tiles have been cut you are ready to begin decorating your mirror, the complexity of the pattern will depend on your creativity or you can simply go to a home improvement store, search for design online or contact a tile contractor. Tile contractors have an idea on what you may think you want or they can provide you with samples of past projects they have completed to give the client what they are looking for or ideas for their project.
Mosaic Tile Mirror
To make a mosaic tile mirror cutting tile is not needed, all you will need is a hammer. Begin by gently tapping on the ceramic or decorative tiles and break them into pieces. Once you have broken up the titles glue the piece along the mirror’s border. The pieces can be between 2 to 3 inches to make them easier to work with and manageable. For this design grouting maybe required.
Decorative mirrors can be used throughout the home or even in business lobbies to enhance the professional look of any lobby or living area in the home. Mirrors can liven up the room or lobby but not like a decorative mirror can, decorative mirrors will add a touch of class or sophistication to any room. Even a simple design will bring your living area or lobby to life. However, if you would like a complex and professional design ask around to get the name of a good decorative-mirror designer and / or a tile contractor who has completed a few great designs. As with everything make sure you do your homework and research everyone before you decide to work with them or hire them to complete your project.