How To Make Your Own Recycled Tile Mosaic Patio

How To Make Your Own Recycled Tile Mosaic PatioMy house has a small garden in the back which I enjoy very much. However, after I saw a mosaic tile patio in one of my friends backyard, I wanted one. I imagined it in my own one , thought it would look very nice and started to think in the possibility of creating one.

How To Make Your Own Recycled Tile Mosaic Patio ? I found a very interesting video with step by step instruction to create it.



Supplies Needed

SimpleSet Pre-Mixed Thin-Set Mortar 1 QT
1/4-Inch by 1/4-Inch by 1/4-Inch Premium Square Notch
6x6 4 pcs Yellow Talavera Mexican Tile
4.2x4.2 9 pcs Cobalt Blue Talavera Mexican Tile
Rubbermaid Roughneck Heavy-Duty Utility Bucket, 12-Quart, Bisque
Custom Building Products 19 Polyblend Sanded Tile Grout, 7-Pound, Pewter
QEP XL All-purpose sponge



Step by Step Instructions

Find or buy broken tiles, parts of broken dishes or mirrors.
If you don't have enough or you only have full intact tiles, put it inside a towel, take a hammer and break it into pieces.
Put the thinset mortar inside a bucket with water.
When the cement is ready, take the trowel and put some cement over the surface where you want to put the tiles.
Lay down the pieces in whatever order you like (you can do it following a main color or make it random, multicolor)
Prepare the grout, putting grout, water, again grout until you get the thickness you want
Let the cement dry all the night.
Take a bit of the grout, and rub it around until all the cracks are filled with grout.
With the sponge, clean and wash all the extra grout
Wait until the grout dries.

As you can see in the video, it is not difficult at all to create a mosaic tile patio in your garden. It requires some effort but in the end it is only to follow some predefined steps. And the best part, you will get a better looking garden to be proud of.