The Romans used mosaic as flooring for their homes and bathrooms so we have them to thank for the beautiful tile mosaics still being used in flooring and bathrooms today. Mosaic is a natural choice to be used as flooring and walls in the bathroom. It also makes wonderful accents with other materials.
A narrow strip of colorful mosaic tiles add interest to the wall in this bathroom. The natural stone color of the larger tiles is given a punch with the deeper red tones of the mosaic. This is also a great example of a more expensive material used sparingly for big impact at low cost. Adding a strip of mosaic tiles made of tumbled marble or glass adds a touch of luxury to even the simplest bathroom tiles.
Mosaic tiles on the floors and walls can mean a lot of grout to keep clean. Adding a mosaic tile border around the middle of the floor or stripes of mosaic tiles would liven up a plain floor. In the shower, mosaic tiles can be used with natural stone tile, ceramic tile or porcelain tiles. Tumbled stone mosaic tiles would have less impact than a glass or colorful ceramic mosaic. A single row of mosaic tile used as a border high in the shower or at waist height, or both would work well.
Mosaics can also be used to decorate a mirror and bath accessories. Find a flat plain frame to fit your bathroom mirror and cover it with mosaic tile that you use elsewhere to help bring together the design of the bathroom.