Tile mosaics, and thus tiny tile, have been around since before the fall of Pompeii…
However, the little tiles had to be hand cut, and the mosaics carefully assembled by hand. All of which made them a luxury item for centuries.
These days, the advent of new, computerized manufacturing techniques have made teensy, tiny tile increasingly easy to produce in a uniform manner. Some of these tiles are no more than 1/4″ to 1″ square, and come pre-assembled on backing sheets which significantly reduce the labor needed to install them.
This has made it ever more affordable to cover entire floors and walls with beautiful mosaics made of ceramic, porcelain, and even glass tile. You can see more examples on my “Trending – Tiny Tile” board on Pinterest.
Personally, I love the shimmer of the glass tile mosaics, especially the metallic ones. There is something so magical about them when the light hits just right.
How about you? Have you seen a tiny tile installation recently? What did you think?
Happy Friday everyone! See you next week!