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Asked on Jan 15, 2019

How to make a mosaic table top?

Sal3170064Kelli L. Milligan


I have an old (around 50 years old) iron table that used to have a tiled top. Don't know what was used for the base. I want to do a mosaic top but can't figure out what to use for a base for the mosaic. Help!

2 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jan 15, 2019

    If using inside just 3/4" plywood, if for outside use use marine plywood or exterior rated plywood. Put on with exterior rated mastic, tile, then grout. Seal with grout sealer


    • Jan
      on Jan 15, 2019

      Thank you! My late husband's grandfather did the first insert and I really wanted to keep this around!

  • Sal3170064
    on Jan 15, 2019

    I used marine ply for mine. See below.

    Make sure you use waterproof grout and seal the edges of table with waterproof sealant like you use on a bath.

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