Ceramic and porcelain tiles are always easier to work with compared to natural stone. In general, tiles don't require concrete base. Preparing floors or walls for ceramic or porcelain tiles, we usually use hardibacker or wanderboard. Be aware that size of the tiles might affect project cost. Smaller tiles such as 4x4, 4x6, 6x8 always take a longer time install. When buying ceramic or porcelain tiles for your project, always think about finishing corners. Usually, these types of tiles have a bournoses made with same material and color which is sold separately by the line foot. Always get 10-15% extra tile and bournoses.
Mosaic and glass tile installation.
The most important thing for these kinds of tiles is the perfectly leveled and even base, preferably concrete or cement board. Mosaic or glass tiles are generally used for decoration or on surfaces that need repeat base level. Putting liners in between ceramic tiles is a great example of these tiles being used for decoration. Consider shower floors as an example of something that need to repeat base level, which needs to be leveled by the drain, or even on rounded corners such as pools.
If mosaic tiles are involved in any project, the whole project needs more attention, experience, and professional knowledge from the installer. Our company has over 10 years of experience working with mosaic and glass tiles.