Mar 31, 2010 2:15 pm
Does anyone have a mosaic splashback? I am thinking of plain white mosaic tiles but am affraid of the grout getting dirty and how difficult it would be to keep clean.
What are everyone's experiences?
Also, mosaic splashbacks, YAY or NAY?
Re: Mosaic splashbacks2
Apr 01, 2010 1:21 am
Can look great, but too much grout!!
We had a splashback made of 100mm square tiles and that was bad enough, let alone mosaics.
White tiles+white grout=cleaning nightmare. Would look fantastic brand new, but give it a few months and.....
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Re: Mosaic splashbacks3
Apr 01, 2010 8:42 am
We are doing a mosaic splashback and this was one of our concerns. There is an epoxy product that can be mixed with the grout that prevents both moisture penetration and mould and is guaranteed for 10 years. It is expensive though at about $150 per square metre. Ask your tiler about it.
No question though, a mosaic splashback will not be as easy to keep clean as glass or plain tiles.
Re: Mosaic splashbacks4
Apr 01, 2010 11:13 am
Depends on the colours and the colour grout... we too had a 100mm square tile splash back... light grey tiles with white grout... the place was 15 years old when we bought it and they were disgusting. However when we renovated we ripped the tiles out and put black gloss 100mm tiles with black grout and no problems... we wipe it down after we cook at night with Windex and a cloth but at least once a week when we do the big clean up we ajax it and then windex with paper towel and the tiles come up like new... but again it's black grout maybe that's why we can't see stains??!!
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Re: Mosaic splashbacks6
Apr 01, 2010 7:39 pm
I have white glass mosacis (well they have a pale green/blue tinge) with white grout, it's a bit of extra work to keep clean, but I love them! Pics here: http://vintagemodernhome.blogspot.com/2 ... hback.html
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Re: Mosaic splashbacks7
Apr 04, 2010 4:15 pm
I love glass mosaics but i will never have a mosaic splashback again. Unless you do as a previous poster & use dark grout, the cleaning is a nightmare (we had offwhite grout). I have way more important things to do than constantly clean a kitchen splashback & will never do it again.
Re: Mosaic splashbacks9
Apr 10, 2010 8:19 pm
We have blue/purple mosaics with light grey grout and haven't had any staining in the grout (and I'm one hell of a messy cook!). I just give them a quick wipe over after cooking, pretty easy really. Maybe its because of the darker colours in tiles but they never actually look dirty, I can only tell by running my hand across them and feeling for grease/dirt.
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Re: Mosaic splashbacks11
Apr 14, 2010 7:47 pm
We have tiny little mosaic splashback tiles. . . I scrub them with a dishwashing brush whenever Phil decides to cook spag bol and "forgets" to clean the splashback, or does a "boys job" of it.
I figure if I scrub all the grout away, I'll just re-grout them!
Re: Mosaic splashbacks12
Apr 15, 2010 3:07 pm
We recomend you seal the tiles so and grout, which make them easier to clean
We are getting glass mosaic tiles. We have it vertical in the bathrooms and horizontal in the kitchen. Ours are quite a bit up from the bench as its under the top row of wall tile. Our tile mentioned that grout sealer is reccommend on all regardless of colour. We are doing this for sure, I don't want to have to get the cleaning toothbrush out very often
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