I did this slate mosaic tiled pattern with a larger border in my smaller bathroom. The border was a nice touch as it keeps the smaller mosaic tiles from
appearing too busy.
This was done in a very small bathroom but, this border tiled floor design could be used in a front entrance or even
The biggest time consumption comes in the design of this mosaic bordered tile floor. You must measure, measure and measure again.
The inside of the pattern were simply mosaic slate tiles purchased just like this. They
are 12 inch slate mosaic tiles with a mesh backing.
I bought these for a great price at a local hardware store. They were not special order but, were in stock and therefore, very inexpensive.
HINT: You have to be an opportunist to get deals like this - meaning you have to be ready to buy the product the day you see it even though you
may not be getting to the project for some time.
The larger border tiles were extras we had from our front entrance slate flooring project. They were 16"-18" square slate tiles cut basically in half,
making the border about 8"-9" wide.
You must decide on the size of your border, measure out your inner rectangle and mark off well.
The picture is of the actual slate tile floor. The round circle is the toilet hole - without toilet, of course.