Mosaic Applications other than Swimming Pools
The quality and durability of our swimming pool mosaics make them a perfect design element for use in applications other than a swimming pool. Customers have put both our standard mosaics and mosaics which our customer requested. Our mosaics have been installed on exterior and interior walls, indoor and outdoor kitchens, bathrooms walls and floors, man-caves, entry ways, outdoor custom made bars and even to spruce up pool equipment storage units. The possibilities are only limited by your creativity. Below, you will find photos sent to us showing how our customers have used swimming pool mosaics other than in a pool.
Exterior and Interior Walls
Here is an example of how a customer used our standard mosaics on an exterior wall inlayed with field tile. Although this is a common approach, it does require considerable labor to cut the tile to fix around the standard mosaics. The customer could get their contractor to do the cutting to inlay the mosaics during installation or the customer could send us their field tile for us to inlay the mosaics for them, making it just like a larger mosaic. Another approach is to take advantage of our new Photo Mural process which imprints the scene on 6” x 6” tile, making it easy for installation.
Another example is a very simple adornment to an exterior sitting area. In this case, the Sun medallion is used as an accent piece to brighten up the area.
Typically in residential interior wall applications, our ceramic mosaics are used as art. Regular wall art usually does not allow for the free flow of a design. Wall art is usually constrained by a frame. As you can see from the example below, this design allows for free flow, unconstrained by a frame.
In commercial interior wall applications, our custom mosaics are typically used as corporate logos. This example show how a hotel used their corporate logo on the wall behind the registration desk.
Indoors and Outdoors Kitchens
People are looking for ways to make their kitchens unique. One way is to inlay ceramic mosaics into the backsplash. In the two examples below, the customer requested a custom Loggerhead Turtle for one and a custom Rooter scene for the other, which they had inlayed in the backsplash just above their range. Our mosaics are the same thickness as the field tile, so when installed, the mosaic is a seamless part of the backsplash.
The same concept can be used in your outdoors kitchen. In the examples below, the one customer used one of our standard designs, the Desert Sun. This customer very cleverly avoided having to inlay the mosaic by the design use of the glass wall tile. In the other example, the customer asked us to make a custom Hot Pepper design. In this case, the installation was easy because there were no field tile involved.
Bathroom Walls and Floors
A very popular use of our ceramic mosaics is in the bathrooms showers and floors, both inside and outside. The first example shows a very elaborate custom design of Zebras inlaid in a shower wall. The intricacy of this design is amazing. The second photo shows three of our standard turtle mosaics inlaid in the floor. If your design calls for larger mosaics to be installed in the bathroom floor, you may want to consider having us put a non-skid surface on the mosaics.
Many customers have outdoors showers. Who wants to shower in drab environment when they can have beautiful mosaics on the walls? Here are couple of examples of such an application. The first one several standard mosaics inlaid into field tile. The second outdoors shower has just one of our larger mosaics again inlaid in field tile. Note the palm tree next to it. This is truly an outdoors shower.
A man-cave is a perfect place to display your sports team logos. The first example is a custom logo created for a true hockey fan. This custom design includes the team logo and a hockey stick installed on the wall. In the second example the customer cleverly created a "frame" to lay on the floor. This way of installing his mosaic allows for him to move it if necessary. We provided the star and he cut the field tile and made the frame.
The first example shows a Dolphin inlaid into the landing of a wooden stair case. As you can see, the customer used broken tile in the field around the Dolphin and then framed with tile edging. The second example is one created by the owner using an Hibiscus and a Turtle. The words mean Lui's house in Hawaii lingo.
Outdoors Custom Made Bar
I was so please to have Ceramic Mosaic Art be a part of this very creative person's new hand built outdoors bar. This customer used several different materials to create a Cantina Bar. The result was a one-of-a-kind creation that will bring enjoyment for years to come.
Pool Equipment Storage
This customer thought, "why have a plain ole storage box for pool equipment when I can create something special" and that is just what she did! The storage box is covered with 1" x 2" sheet tile with several ceramic mosaics inlaid into the tile. The resulting scene looks like an underwater oasis for some several fish, a crab, a starfish and a seahorse all hanging around some sea grass.
So, as you can see, Swimming Pool Mosaics are not just for the swimming pool. The quality and durability of our Ceramic Mosaic Art lends them to be used in many applications providing beauty, functionality and just plain fun. The breath and verity of our Swimming Pool Mosaics opens up limitless possibilities for the creative mind in all of us.