Creating a kitchen that you love is a project that can cost a small fortune. The new cabinets are expensive, countertops are also going to be expensive, and then if you add appliances or flooring to it; it could end up costing you way too much money. That is why so many people are trying to find a new, cheaper way to give their kitchen an updated look on a dime. It is also why we feel you should consider updating kitchen countertops with mosaic artwork.
Why choose mosaic? The fact that it is fun to work on and cheaper than purchasing a new countertop. You can take the counter top off your kitchen cabinets and redo them with plywood or use the countertops that are there to lay out your mosaic tiles on. If you don’t have the money to purchase tiles that you will bust into pieces, you can often find damaged tiles that are being thrown away by people who install tiles professionally. If you are unable to find those, you can use pennies or nickels to create a unique countertop that is still cost effective depending on the size of your counters. There are even people who will bust up bottles of different colors or mirrors to create a mosaic piece of artwork. The same could easily work on countertops. Your only restriction is the creative limits within your mind.
Once you have the material that you plan to use in your mosaic, you will then need to pick up adhesive and grout. Draw out a basic plan of what you want the counter top to look like and apply a layer of adhesive. When the adhesive is tacky, lay out the tiles, glass, or other material on the counter top. It is wise to only work in small sections.
When the adhesive has had time to dry and you cannot move any of the tiles, you will then want to put grout in between the edges. Make sure you fill the cracks with it because this will give you a smoother surface on your countertops when it is done. After that has had time to dry a little, wipe off the excess grout and then continue to allow it to dry. Then you will want to apply a sealant to it to ensure that you can wash it with ease and that it will always be beautiful enough that people will love your kitchen countertops idea.