How to Create a Mosaic Tile Mirror

by Amanda & Joe


  • Mirror
  • Mortar
  • Tile float
  • Sponge
  • Sheets of mosaic tile
  • Level
  • Non-sanded grout
  • Razor blade
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First we started by using painters tape, on the actual edges of the mirror as well as the outside of the tile border we wanted.

    Step 2

    Step 3

    We cut our tile into strips of four.

    Step 4

    Then we measured, cut and laid out all the pieces we would need.

    Step 5

    Next it was time to mix the mortar.

    Step 6

    Once the mortar had set for about 10 minutes we started applying it to the border in sections.

    Step 7

    Then we used a trowel on each section.

    Step 8

    Creating a groove pattern like this.

    Step 9

    We applied the strips, pressing firmly to the wall.

    Step 10

    We worked our way around the mirror till it was done. Then checked everything with a level.

    Step 11

    Next we removed all the tape and cleaned up any excess mortar.

    Step 12

    The next day when the mortar had dried we got ready to grout.

    Step 13

    We re-taped the mirror edges and started grouting, using a grout float.

    Step 14

    Step 15

    Once the grouting was done we immediately removed the tape and cleaned off the mirror. Then using a damp sponge we cleaned the tile edges and the wall.

    Step 16

    After 20 min we used a large damp sponge to wipe off any excess grout on the tiles.

    Step 17

    We waited two hours then used the damp sponge to wipe off the haze on the tiles. And finally caulked the edges and smoothed it out with a finger.

    Step 18

    Step 19

    Step 20

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