Step-by-Step Guide: Create a Personalised Message Mosaic in Your Home

Anyone who has visited our Sheffield showroom will have spotted our fun and beautifully crafted mosaic spelling out some lyrics from the most famous bands to hail from this part of the world (bonus points if you can name the band and the song!).

If you are wondering how you can recreate a similar message, maybe with lyrics from your favourite song, or a message/phrase that has a special meaning for you, wonder no more because we will walk you through it. You don’t have to be an artistic genius to create your own mosaic, you just need some spare time and the following materials once you have chosen the area you want to add the mosaic to.

Materials you’ll need:

  • A wipeable board marker
  • Your chosen mosaic tiles (we used Unglazed matt hexagons in white and black).
  • BAL Flex One or alternative BAL adhesive, we have one for every substrate possible
  • BAL Micromax 2 Grout (we used Gunmetal but you could try a darker colour for a stronger contrast)

Step 1

Before you start applying the tiles to the wall, it is a good idea to have a practice board that you create the design on first so that you make sure you have the right number of tiles and you can get the spacing of your words right before applying to your chosen wall. Once you have measured the correct area out, dry lay the white tiles (or whichever colour you have chosen for your background) to fit.

Step 2

Using a wipeable board marker, mark out the message/wording that you want to spell out.

Step 3

If you want to add a border around your panel like in our mosaic, then mark this out too. Next, peel out each part of the wording and border that you have marked out and replace with the alternative colour.

Step 4

You can number each sheet to order them but if you are transferring straight from the practice board onto the wall, you can just work from top left to bottom right in methodical order.

Step 5

Fit the first sheet to the wall using Flex One or another suitable BAL adhesive, then work through the rest from left to right, top to bottom.

Step 6

Give your adhesive the appropriate time to dry as indicated on the product and then grout the tiles.

If you are not sure how to apply the adhesive or grout the mosaic sheets, then there are some great videos to watch on YouTube that will show you exactly how to do this.

If you want to recreate your own mosaic message, pop into one of our showrooms to find the perfect mosaic sheets, or contact us if you have any questions.

Make sure you take advantage of our current offer, 25% off all tile accessories and complementaries when you spend £500, to help complete your home project!