08:24PM | 12/08/02
Member Since: 12/08/02
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I've designed a mosaic floor with TileCreator software, and I have the panels built (I did an image of koi in a blue pool) and I'm ready to put it on the floor, but my question is, will the tile hold up to people walking on it? Judging from the website at, most of the info seems to be about wall designs.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Steve

Carla Pennington-Cross

06:49AM | 12/11/02
Member Since: 04/14/02
10 lifetime posts
Mosaic size tiles are just fine on floors, but I think it's going to depend on the type of tile you're using -- I would ask the manufacturer or distributor whether the tile is designed for or deemed strong enough for use on floors. Whenever we purchase tile for DIY work, we've been told that stuff designated/marketed as "wall tile" isn't up to specs to withstand floor application.

Having said that, we put a marble mosaic down on our bathroom floor very successfully, despite having concerns about whether it would hold up. We did use extra care --we put in a solid subfloor w/ a latex-additive thinset between plywood and backerboard, and we used an epoxy thinset to adhere the tile. It's probably overkill but we decided it was worth it. If you went through the trouble of making your own design, you probably want the job the best chance of surviving as long as possible...



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