Although we live in an era where saving money is important, there are times when spending a little extra can help to prevent problems. Floor and wall tiles are a good example, and glass mosaic tiles are no different. Over-ordering is generally better than under-ordering, or ordering the precise quantity required for a number of reasons.
To begin with, if you are going to lay your own glass mosaic tiles, then you need to plan for accidents – they do happen, and if you don’t have any spares, you’ll be back trying to buy more. Having a few extra tiles on hand may come in handy in the future. Whilst most floor and wall tiles are hard to damage, accidents can happen, so having a spare tile or two makes it easier to replace those that are damaged. If you try to find suitable replacement tiles in a year or two, you may have trouble finding exact matches to your current tiles.
There is one extra benefit to having more tiles than you need. You can utilize extras in craft projects, especially glass mosaic tiles as they are so easy to work with. If you have used glass mosaic tiles as a kitchen backsplash, why not use any extras for kitchen related craft projects? They will instantly coordinate being of the same tile color and texture, and your range of options is only limited by your imagination. They are also easy for children to use so you can pick at their imagination as well.
In the kitchen, you can create coasters in a range of sizes – they make great pot mats, handy when taking hot pots of the cooker. You can even use glass mosaic tiles around the outside of storage canisters – they look great on a benchtop and will compliment your glass mosaic backsplash. You can use the same principle in bathrooms or any other room in the house.
When considering glass mosaic tiles for your next project, talk to one of the tile experts at Éco Dépôt Céramique. They will help you find the right glass mosaic tile for your project and help ensure you order the right quantity – don’t forget to ask for a few extras just in case you have an accident, or better yet, have a craft project or two.