Tile Mosaics–expand your horizons

June 28th, 2006 by Mary Schmelzer

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If you think tile is only for the area between your kitchen cabinets and countertops, you need to see the innovative work being produced by Mercury Mosaics in Minneapolis. They use handmade tiles and can do custom textures and colors. If the common ivory plastic switchplates don’t excite you, you can now order their handmade switch plates off their website (rectangular and wow! they also do circular).

And innovative doesn’t have to be resource-intensive. Tracy says, “We also pride ourselves in material usage – having almost no waste since we can use tiles left over from a project for other mosaics. We don’t throw away clay, but continually rework it until it is used up.”

Consider a tile mosaic as a signature element for your next project–and move beyond the predictable.

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