This stunning mosaic design in small, colourful vitreous glass mosaic tiles is supplied as Mosaic Tile Art, hand made in the UK.
Home Studio crafted onto fibreglass mesh sheets ready for tiling and grouting, this Limited Edition mosaic will brighten up walls and floors, indoors or outdoors.
It is made from 10,682 tiles in 45 colours, with a nominal size of 1200mm wide x 1079mm high (approx 47 x 42 inches).
The thumbnail on the right shows the mosaic design at 1 pixel to 1 tile, without grout lines.
This mosaic design is also available in another format: Framed Mosaic Wall Art: £826
Packing and Delivery to most of the UK is included in the price, with no VAT to pay. This mosaic design can also be shipped to Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and other countries.
To order this mosaic or get a price for your location/currency, please add to your shopping basket where you can get a live quote and place your order (see the Delivery and Prices section below for details).
About the Design
This mosaic design is Copyright © 2011 Kaamar Ltd, based on an original photograph butterfly by Jon Sullivan under CC0 licence.
Monarch Butterfly - Mosaic Tile Art
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The original of this image shows the mosaic design at approx. 1 pixel to 1.5 mm, including grout lines and tile colour blocks (see the colour note below) but has been adjusted in size by your browser to fit on the page, blurring the detail.
You should see a grid of coloured squares representing the tiles, with sharp coloured lines between representing the grout lines, but sometimes your browser may not scale the design very well at some zoom/scale factors, either blurring the lines, missing some lines out or showing them at differing thicknesses. IE(9+) is particularly poor at downscaling mosaic images, so shortly after page loading the picture may be replaced with a lower resolution version.
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- Large colourful mosaic art
- For Walls or Floors
- For indoors or outdoors
- Suitable for Homes and commercial premises such as Offices, Restaurants, Pubs and Hotels.
- Suitable for all typical rooms, including Kitchens, Bathrooms, Wet Rooms and Swimming Pools.
- Inset as a picture, or made larger to cover whole wall.
No of Tiles: 10,682 tiles (109 wide x 98 high) in 45 colours.
Tiles: vitreous glass tiles, each 10mm x 10mm x 3-4mm deep.
Mosaic Size: 1200mm x 1079mm nominal (approx 47 x 42 inches).
Mosaic Area: 1.295 square metres nominal.
Sheet Size: 318mm x 318mm (841 tiles/sheet) nominal.
No of Sheets: 9 full sheets, 7 partial sheets.
Grout Colour: Grout not supplied, you can choose colour.
Grout Width: 1mm nominal.
Packaged Weight: 9kg approx.
Calc Method: Sharpen (3) & Boost Colours
Our objective is to bring the beauty of mosaic art into more homes and offices than ever before, by offering a wide range of affordable designs available in a choice of formats and sizes.
To this end we have invested extensively in computer assisted mosaic design technologies, developing our own specialist algorithms and methods to optimise the selection of tile colours.
Some of the colours used - Click to enlarge
Our mosaic designs use the traditional "Opus Regulatum" style of tiles laid out in a regular pattern, like squares on a chess board.
Our Mosaic Tile Art is prepared using the "Reverse Double Direct" method, a variation of the "Double Indirect" method, where tiles are first laid out in the design and attached by their top face to a removable transparent film, which is labelled to show the orientation and the position of the tile sheet in the mosaic design. A permanent high strength mesh is then applied, as an extra security holding the design together in transit, using waterproof adhesive to the underside of the tiles. The sheets can then be pressed, mesh down, into the tile adhesive, transferring chunks of the design in one go, maintaining the tile layout. Once the tile adhesive is set, the transparent film sheets can be easily peeled from the tiles. With the film removed, the tiles can now be grouted to complete the mosaic.
10mm Tile sheet during assembly (showing back of tiles)
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All our mosaic designs are specially 'Made to Order' - once your order is received we will maintain ongoing contact with you, to review/check your requirements, update you on progress, advise you on delivery etc.
- Mosaic Tiles:
- 10mm x 10mm x 3-4mm thick vitreous glass tiles, fired to a high temperature for strength and durability, they are frost proof and waterproof, UVA, shatter and fade resistant.
The top of the tiles are bevelled around the edges for a low-slip finish, and have shaping on the back for excellent adhesion. This makes them suitable for use inside and outside, including home/office walls and floors, garage and garden walls, paths, patios and swimming pools. Order Samples
- Tile Sheets:
- The mosaic is supplied pre-prepared in sheet form. The tiles are attached to a strong fibreglass mesh with a waterproof adhesive to form a sheet. The whole sheet can be tiled in one go, including the mesh, similar to traditional single colour mosaic tile sheets. Unlike single colour sheets, there is also a transparent film sheet applied to the top of the tiles. This maintains the tile arrangement in transit and during installation, and is labelled to show the position and orientation of the sheet within the mosaic design. After the tiles have been fixed, this film can be easily peeled off, before grouting to finish.
Ready for self tiling, or by your local tiler. Leave the transparent film on while laying the sheets, mesh side first, into the tile adhesive on your levelled wall/floor. Once the adhesive has set, peel off the film, then grout as usual. Installed size can be affected by installation and other factors, so allow a typical ± 1% tolerance.
Note: the thickness of these tiles at 3-4mm may be less than any surrounding tiles, so giving a recessed effect to your picture. This can be avoided by skimming with tile adhesive and allowing to set, which is also recommended to level the surface.
A good quality White, flexible, waterproof tile adhesive, suitable for small vitreous glass tiles is recommended. Grout should be suitable for small grout lines between vitreous glass tiles, anti-mould, waterproof and flexible, in the colour of your choice. Light-medium grey is most common, providing a neutral background for tiles of many colours, however there are a wide range of colour grouts available. The grout colour can be chosen to lighten or darken the overall mosaic, to contrast or colourise the tone of the mosaic. Use the grout colour dropdown (above) to view representations of your mosaic with other grout colours.
Floor installation (pedestrian areas only) requires more careful substrate preparation and the use of suitable adhesives and grouts. Despite the durability of the glass tiles, floor mosaics in areas of excessively heavy traffic, such as public entrances to offices, will be subject to wear and will require increased maintenance. We can supply a full spares pack with your mosaic, including agreed numbers of spare tiles of each colour and a detailed design plan for repairs.
We can advise on, or even supply, recommended tile adhesives and grouts. We can also supply matching tile sheets of single colour tiles for the surrounding areas around your mosaic.
The colours shown are for guide use only.
It is impossible to give an accurate indication of the finished mosaic colours: the tile colour shades vary from batch to batch, supplier to supplier (as is common with all fired glass). Most have a speckled appearance, with very small white(ish) specks and bubbles, that affects the colour shade when seen from a distance. Vitreous tiles are semi-transparent/translucent/reflective, which varies in extent from colour to colour, so the colour shade seen is also affected by lighting conditions, adhesive and grout colour, etc. Finished grout colours will also vary due to mixing, texture, application or batch variations.
Sample 10mm mosaic tiles - Click to enlarge
These factors make it very difficult to match a tile or grout colour to an accurate computer colour definition. Even then, the colour you see on your screen may not be exactly the same as we see on our screens, due to differences in browser, display and screen settings.
We have gone to great lengths with our design images to indicate reasonably realistic tile/grout colours based on the colour impression from a distance under good light, when fixed with white adhesive and (for the tiles) a light-medium grey grout.
As with all mosaics, the artistry is in the overall picture impression, rather than the specific use of colours.
Finish Quality Note:
This is a Home Studio crafted product.
Every due care and attention is taken to ensure a high quality product with a professional finish. However, as with any Home Studio crafted product more minor irregularities are to be expected than for a mass produced factory item.
Many of the tiles (despite their factory manufacture) have slightly varying shapes, irregular edges or minor edge chips. As part of our quality control procedures, all tiles are visually checked prior to product assembly. Some irregular edged tiles can be ground back to shape, while broken, deformed, excessively chipped or irregular edged tiles are replaced.
Tile mounting to mesh and film backings are carried out by hand, inevitably resulting in minor variations in tile positions, orientation, alignment etc.
Such variations and irregularities only add to the artistic charm of our completed mosaics.
This product is 'Made to Order', as one example of a fully customizable mosaic range.
Our fully customizable mosaic range offers a virtually infinite combination of designs, sizes, colours and formats, so all 'Made to Order' goods are personalised to your custom specifications, whether or not they match one of the example products shown on this website.
As such, if your order contains 'Made to Order' goods you do not have a legal right to cancel your order under The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013.
Standard Delivery is Free to most of the UK Mainland including remote areas, with the exception of the "Scottish Highland" postcodes: IV, KW1-14, PA34, PA37-39, PH19-40, PH41 sector 4, PH49-50.
'Made to Order' typical dispatch: 3-5 working weeks.
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