ISSUE 16  |  Perfect Accessories

Tile & Countertop: Basic Black Mosaic Tiles

April 23, 2009 10:00 PM

BY Janet Hall

In today's Bath: Black Tile Floor Roundup we feature a roundup of baths with black tile flooring; here are some online sources for mosaic tiles—the little black dress of the bathroom.

Subway Ceramics (Tilehaus) is a good source of classic subway and black and white mosaic tiles, and they have an online shop dedicated to penny and hex tiles. Not only can you order tile sample cards for $5, but once you've selected your tile and determined your square footage, you can also order a complete supply of tiles online.

Above: Glazed Porcelain Penny Tile in Black on premeshed one-foot-square sheets; $11.95 per sheet at Penny Tile.

Above: Unglazed Porcelain Penny Round Tile in black on premeshed one-foot-square sheets; $11.95 per sheet at Penny Tile.

Above: Hex tiles are available in several finishes. The Historic Series Unglazed One-Inch Hex Tile is $10.95 per square foot. The Classic Series Glazed 1.5-inch Hex Tile in Gloss or Satin Finish is $10.95 per square foot at Hex Tile.

Above: Daltile Colorbody Porcelain Keystone Shapes Tiles (shown in black) come in several shapes and sizes, including 1-inch penny round and 1.25-inch hexagon; samples can be ordered online. Daltile Keystones Hexagon Mosaic Tile in Black #D311 can be found for $6.34 per square foot at FastFloors.

Above: Anna at Door 16 used Nemo Penny Black Tile. "It took us forever to track down sanded black caulk; if you need it, Tec makes it."

Above: 100 Percent Recycled Glass Square Mosaic Tiles can be used for bathroom walls, shower walls, and shower floors. Pressed-glass tiles are stronger and more durable than other cast-glass products; $7.50 to $7.98 per square foot in matte or gloss black at Straw, Sticks and Bricks.

For more black tile ideas, see "Bath: Black Tile Floor Roundup."