Is there a mat you can use to glue your own mosaic tiles?

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I have a project I want to work on while I'm in Texas but the table top is actually in California. Some mosaic tiles come already laid out on a mat that looks very much like a hooked rug mat. Do you think I could use such a mat to piece my mosaic, and carry it with me when I drive to California to install there?

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  • I think that would work, just don't forget to put something under it like parchment paper that you could peel off when you are ready to install it.

  • Ann Ann on Mar 28, 2018
    Glue them, arranged, on the mat then it’s easy to glue the whole mat on the table top. Just be sure you have the correct dimensions of the table top.

  • Joy Coombs Joy Coombs on Mar 28, 2018
    Yes, any fabric would work. You might invest in some double-sided carpet tape to keep your placements secure.

    • Rhonda S Rhonda S on Mar 28, 2018
      AmAtHome in Baton Rouge, this is perfect! Large enough, small mesh....Thank you!

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 28, 2018
    I've done this with Masonite. You can get really thin material and it's sturdy. A 4'x8' sheet should be around $7-8.

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  • Edie Pfeifer Edie Pfeifer on Mar 28, 2018
    there is a product made especially for this. It is called QuikStik fiberglass mesh, used for mosaic. Sticky on one side, holds the mosaic very well. I get mine at skeew.com. Google it, it may be available on Amazon, or other mosaic sites. You may want to google "mosaic supplies" as well.

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    • Edie Pfeifer Edie Pfeifer on Mar 28, 2018
      You're welcome. I don't know why they put my location as Inglewood, I'm in Hermosa Beach. If you would like to see my art, you can check out my site at: www.ediepfeifer.com. I do sculpture, as well as mosaic stepping stones. Good luck with your project. Always happy to help a fellow artist. Feel free to contact me with any questions. I'm not an expert in mosaic, but may have some tips you could use. My email is available on my site.
      Edie

  • Edie Pfeifer Edie Pfeifer on Mar 28, 2018
    sorry, the web site is skeew.biz, and it's cheaper there than amazon

  • Terry Clark Terry Clark on Mar 28, 2018
    I would lay out your design after you have played with it , then take a picture of it, pick up your toys, box them, take them with you and recreate the prettiness when you are home, You may change your design mind when you see it in the intended area.

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    • Terry Clark Terry Clark on Mar 28, 2018
      thanks for a motivational project idea! Sounds like fun! Safe travels to ya!

  • Rhonda S Rhonda S on Apr 25, 2018
    My Dad used to say "Drive fast so you won't be in danger as long." Thanks!