Mosaic floors are those that have mosaic tiles or coatings on them. They are often created by combining white cement with various colours of marble chips and pouring them into various forms such as squares, rectangles, and hexagons, which are then spaced by glass or metal strips.
Method of Construction:
- The ground is solidified.
- A layer of clean m-sand minimum 10cm thick.
- Base concrete is formed by laying 10cm thick Lime Concrete or Lean Cement Concrete with ratios 1: 4: 8 and 1:8:16 likewise. It is properly cured with water.
- Cement Mortar is laid to a thickness of 3mm to hold Spacer Glasses or Brass strips in place.
- The flooring mixture is made up of white cement, lime powder, and marble chips which are thoroughly mixed and poured to set.
- A compacting roller or screed is used to level and compact the flooring mixture.
- Cured with water for two weeks
- After curing the surface is polished using a self-levelling floor polishing machine using various stone grit for the appropriate finish.
- After running with the final stone for a mirror-like finish, petroleum-based wax polish is applied.
For tile laying on the first floor onwards, we can omit the first three steps.