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How to Make a Mosaic Tile Tabletop

Using pieces of broken tile, you can easily create a colorful, unique mosaic tabletop. Slightly damaged tile can often be obtained for free from your local distributer, making this a low-cost project as well.

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  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Break Tiles

Break tiles into manageable pieces with a hammer. Be sure to smash the underside of the tile so you do not scratch the surface.

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Step 2: Sort Tiles

Sort and arrange preferred tiles before spreading mastic on the table.

tiled table sort tiles

Step 3: Spread Adhesive and Set Tiles

Using a 3/16” trowel, spread mastic on the table, working in small sections to prevent drying, and begin arranging tiles (Image 1). Be sure to apply a little pressure to set the tiles. Use tile nippers to trim tiles to fit as needed (Image 2).

Step 4: Apply Grout and Epoxy

After allowing the tiles to set and dry, spread grout between the tiles, and wipe of excess grout with a sponge. Allow the tiles to dry for 24 hours and then mix and pour epoxy over the entire tabletop. Allow to set for another 24 hours.

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