That’s the description for the quickest and smartest system ever for laying glass mosaic tiles on large surface areas like kitchen walls, alcoves and splashbacks. Developed in association with our sister company, Italian tile maker Trend, it allows genuine handcrafted mosaics to be installed over virtually any surface, even existing tiles, in a fraction of the normal installation times.
Just as ‘the top that fits on top’ can be installed neatly over existing work surfaces, without need for ripping out the old material, the flexible, cushioned base of our mosaic mattress can be used over smooth, curved or uneven surfaces and the tiles are pre-grouted for a perfect finish.
Most tiling jobs can be completed within half a day, enabling new work surfaces, doors, drawer fronts and mosaic splashbacks all to be installed by Granite Transformations’ factory-trained fitters in a couple of days or so, with no debris, disruption or builder’s waste. Also because the underlying cabinet carcases, drawer interiors, even sink units are retained, a new look kitchen can be achieved for around half the cost of complete fitted units.
To assist colour coordination with worktops and door facings, our interior design consultancy has selected different mosaic colourways, which are designed to tone with popular granite, quartz and recycled glass finishes and woodgrain effects. The tiles are chosen from Trend’s classic 2 x 2cm range of semi-transparent mosaics, produced using the superior fused glass technique and coloured ‘en masse’, so that each piece is tinted throughout and resistant to wear, sunlight, heat, impact and chemicals.
These mosaics are mounted on a flexible polyethylene support mattress, which is applied directly to the wall or on top of existing tiles. This reduces installation times, eliminates waste and produces a highly professional finish that is ready almost immediately.