Mixed-Material Mosaics

(Also see Mosaics)

Mixed-material mosaics (mixed-media mosaics) include combinations of small glass, stone and/or metal tile. When installing mixed-material mosaics, MAPEI’s Adesilex P10 Mosaic & Glass Tile mixed with MAPEI’s Keraply is recommended. Always follow the mosaic-tile manufacturer’s written installation instructions.

When grouting mixed-material mosaics, use an unsanded grout such as MAPEI’s Keracolor U. Adding MAPEI’s UltraCare Grout Maximizer to MAPEI’s Keracolor U will help to reduce the porosity of the grout and help to keep the grout clean. If a sanded appearance is desired, a colored quartz (CQ) grout such as MAPEI Flexcolor CQ can sometimes be used successfully, but a test panel should be grouted and inspected for unacceptable scratching before grouting.

It may be necessary to pre-seal any honed or tumbled stones in the mosaic before grouting to prevent grout pigment from staining the surface of the stone. Use a stone sealer that is appropriate for the type of stone in the mosaic.

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