Mosaic tables are an amazing accent to any place indoors or out, they come in different sizes and shapes. I prefer the round tables more with iron accents but then again I love Mosaics, tables tops, stepping stones, coasters, trays and lights and ohhhh……. I better stop this post is all about Mosaic table tops Below are a few examples of the different ways people use mosaic tables from the large tables to the little table you are going to fall in love with Mosaics probably as much as I do. Weather you go large and elaborate or keep it small and simple you will love the end results of all your had work. Now if you are interested in how to make a mosiac table top well I have instructions below but keep in mind the there is an abundace of choices as to how it will all look in the end so be a little creative and have fun.
Step 1: Getting the Table Base Ready Before starting the procedure the tabletop is prepared. The tabletop has to have a plywood surface so that the tiles can stick firmly. If the tabletop is wooden then a piece similar in measurement is cut and fixed on the tabletop. Holes are drilled and nuts and bolts are used to hold the two surfaces together. Another very good suggestion is to use an iron tabletop that has a mesh of metal as surface. This way the holes have to be made plywood depth. The wire mesh holds the bolt from the other side.
Step 2: Preparing Table top Sides The tabletop has to be bounded by the sides before the tiles are fixed in place. Wooden trim serves the purpose. This trim has to be soaked in water for a few hours. This makes it soft and compliant. Wetting the trim helps form a round table boundary. These pieces are hammered in place with the help of small nails. Make sure that all the boundary is secured. Step 3: Preparing a Stencil for Mosaic Work A large paper is taken and cut according to the shape of the tabletop. Using this a scale a pattern is drawn. This pattern is followed later. This pattern is now drawn on the prepared tabletop. Step 4: Preparing Tiles for Mosaic Work The tiles are taken separately and wrapped in a towel. This package is then lightly beaten with the help of a hammer. Upon opening the towel tile pieces are obtained. This procedure is repeated with different colored tiles. Placing each separately. Step 5: Placing the Tile in Mosaic Pattern The broken smaller pieces are set together. Glue needs to be splattered on the surface before tiles are set up for a mosaic pattern. At this stage white putty is also used to fill gaps. This has to be left to dry. The maximum drying time is one day. Step 6: Using Grout When a mosaic pattern is achieved, the tiles being broken leave larger gaps between tiles. There is a material available at local paint stores. It is called grout. Basic colors are purchased; these are then mixed with the grout to give different shades. The grout mixture is used to fill the broken edges of tiles. A moist sponge is best as a wipe for cleaning the surface. Step 7: Applying Gloss Coat When the mosaic table is complete, a last coat of high gloss fluid should make the surface shiny again. This resin is left to dry for hours till it reaches its final look.